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Instant Pot Buttery Chicken

Instant Pot Buttery Chicken is a quick and easy way to fix flavorful chicken breasts that are perfect served over rice or noodles.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot buttery chicken
Servings: 6
Author: Barbara


  • 3 lb. frozen chicken breast, thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup chicken juices from the thawing process (chicken broth may be used)


  • Sprinkle thawed chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place the stick of butter and chicken juices in a 6 quart Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Turn on Saute mode until butter is melted.
  • Add the chicken to the melted butter mixture.
  • Close lid, and turn vent to seal.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker to naturally release pressure.
  • Shred or chop chicken into chunks and add back to the cooking liquid.
  • Serve over rice.