Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

1 Tablespoon oil (I use avocado, but you can use coconut or canola - something with a high smoke point is best!)
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (uncooked)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt per chicken breast (or you can use just garlic powder and regular salt)
dash black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup water


  • Preheat the sauté function on the Instant Pot at the highest setting, and add oil to the pot.
  • Season one side of the chicken breasts.
  • After the display reads "hot," carefully add the chicken breasts, seasoned side down, to the pot. I use tongs to avoid hot oil splatter.
  • Add seasoning on the second side.
  • Cook about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, and remove from pot with the tongs.
  • Add 1 cup water to the pot (may need more for 8 quart pots), plus the trivet.
  • Place the chicken on the trivet.
  • Lock the lid, and cook on manual high for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to naturally release for 5 minutes, and then quick release the rest.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot, and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving for maximum juiciness.

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