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Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

Looking for an amazing chicken with garlic sauce recipe? This is the best garlic butter chicken you will ever taste. Served with rice, this garlic herb chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that tastes amazing.

chicken with garlic sauce over rice

Easy Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs Made in the Instant Pot

I love making everything in my Instant Pot. It makes making dinner so much easier. I make everything in this and it is the best kitchen gadget I have ever own. Dinner is made fast and simple and it leaves me time to do other things.

What to Serve with Chicken in Garlic Butter Sauce

Are you looking for something to serve with this amazing chicken in garlic butter sauce? This recipe is simply amazing and you will want to serve a great side dish with it. You are going to love these side dish recipe ideas.

  • Fresh Corn Salad Recipe – Every bite of this fresh corn salad recipe is bursting with black beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, tangy lime juice, and seasonings.
  • Instant Pot Southern Stuffing – This Instant Pot Southern Stuffing is the best homemade stuffing recipe you’ll ever make! Made with plenty of veggies, it’s one of my go-to healthy pressure cooker recipes for a side dish.

Want to Make this Low Carb or Keto Friendly? Bypass the rice and try:

  • Loaded Cauliflower Bake – Loaded cauliflower bake is super EASY and packed with lots of yummy flavors. It’s the perfect low carb side dish you have been waiting for.
  • Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – Cauliflower mac and cheese is a low carb comfort food that is healthy and keto! Once you bite into the cheesy goodness of the cauliflower cheese bake, you are going to forget all about the old stuff!

Of course, with every great dinner you need a great tasting dessert. Why not try one of these desserts while you Instant Pot is doing the work.

  • Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake – Moist, delicious lemon blueberry coffee cake is mindblowing good. The aroma of baking the lemon blueberry dessert will make you drool and wish that time could go faster.
  • No Bake Oreo Pie with Chocolate Ganache Recipe – This no-bake oreo pie is out of this world amazing! Decadent, creamy, sweet, and a perfect dessert to end a meal with.
  • Easy Millionaire Pie Recipe – Fresh, light and scrumptious millionaire pie is just what you need in your life! You won’t be able to get enough of the creamy filling in this millionaire pie recipe.

How to Store Pressure Cooker Chicken

Once the pressure cooker chicken has cooled, you will want to store the leftovers in the refrigerator. You can either move this chicken to an airtight container or you can store it in the pressure cooker inner pot and wrap it well with plastic. You want to make sure the chicken is protected from the air. This will make the chicken spoil faster.

I like to store everything together and I always make sure to store the garlic butter sauce with the chicken. I love the flavor that the chicken continues to soak up from the sauce.

How Long Does Garlic Herb Chicken Last

When stored in the refrigerated, this garlic herb chicken will stay good for up to 4 days. You will want to eat it before then or choose to store it in the freezer. If you put this chicken in the freezer, it will last about 3 months.

How to Freeze Garlic Herb Butter Chicken

When you are ready to freeze this garlic herb butter chicken, you want to freeze it in a freezer bag or in an airtight container. If you are freezing in an airtight container, make sure that the container is designed to be used in the freezer. When you are ready to thaw the chicken, thaw it in the refrigerator.

How to Reheat Garlic Herb Chicken

When you are ready to reheat this garlic herb chicken, you will want to heat it up either with the microwave, a skillet or in the oven. Be sure to reheat it though but not to over heat it because it can cause it to get chewy, instead of the tender pressure cooker chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

  • Chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chicken broth
  • Basmati rice
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Herb mix including parsley, oregano and thyme.
  • garlic
  • onion
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Parmesan

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

Set the Instant Pot to the saute function, and add in the olive oil.

Season the chicken thighs on both sides with 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Add the seasoned chicken to the heated Instant Pot, and sear on both sides until browned.

chicken thighs in the instant pot

Remove the browned chicken, and add the butter to the Instant Pot.

Pour the chopped onion into the Instant Pot, and cook until beginning to soften.

Mix in the minced garlic, and cook for another 30 seconds or so.

Stir in the herb mix, paprika and chili powder.

Pour the chicken broth into the Instant Pot, and then pour in the basmati rice, making sure all of the rice is submerged under the broth. Add chicken stock to the Instant Pot

Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot on top of the rice mixture.

chicken in garlic sauce in Instant Pot

Close the lid, making sure the release valve is set to the sealing position.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual for 8 minutes. After the cook time is complete, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes before moving the release valve to the venting position to remove the additional pressure.

Remove the lid, and garnish with grated parmesan before serving.

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

Looking for an amazing chicken with garlic sauce recipe? This is the best garlic butter chicken you will ever taste. Served with rice, this garlic herb chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that tastes amazing.


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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. Chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 1 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 C. Chicken broth
  • 1 ½ C. Basmati rice
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Herb mix including parsley, oregano and thyme.
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • Parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to the saute function, and add in the olive oil.
  2. Season the chicken thighs on both sides with 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the seasoned chicken to the heated Instant Pot, and sear on both sides until browned.
  4. Remove the browned chicken, and add the butter to the Instant Pot.
  5. Pour the chopped onion into the Instant Pot, and cook until beginning to soften.
  6. Mix in the minced garlic, and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  7. Stir in the herb mix, paprika and chili powder.
  8. Pour the chicken broth into the Instant Pot, and then pour in the basmati rice, making sure all of the rice is submerged under the broth.
  9. Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot on top of the rice mixture.
  10. Close the lid, making sure the release valve is set to the sealing position.
  11. Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual for 8 minutes. After the cook time is complete, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes before moving the release valve to the venting position to remove the additional pressure.
  12. Remove the lid, and garnish with grated parmesan before serving.

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: american

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Instant Pot Chicken with Garlic Sauce and Herbs

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