The Best Quick and Easy Chili Lime Chicken in an Instant Pot
Moist, tender, and bursting with flavor. Chili Lime Chicken is savory and sweet with a little bit of heat. It is perfect for salads, burritos, tacos, pasta, and more.
Resting Time (Natural Pressure Release)
instantpot, paleo, whole30
Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
3 - 4
boneless chicken breasts
(Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of chicken based on your needs!)
salt, kosher or sea
is a delicious Chili Lime Seasoning
Clean up your chicken (trim off extra fat/gristle).
Completely coat both sides of each breast with
and a pinch of salt.
Let sit in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes or use immediately.
to the saute setting and let it heat for a minute or two. It will heat up very quickly.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and then lay your chicken breasts down in the Instant Pot.
Let sear for 2 - 3 minutes and then flip over. The idea is to sear the chicken on each side to keep in the moisture and get crispy, seasoned skin.
Once both sides are seared, turn off the
Put the lid on the Instant Pot and close the vent.
Press the poultry button and cook for 14 minutes, increase the cooking time if you are using a lot of chicken or if your chicken is frozen.
When cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally which should take 5 - 10 minutes and then open the vent. Remove the lid and remove your chicken.
Shred or dice the chicken and return to cooking liquid.
Use immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator once your chicken has cooled down.