Toss to coat evenly with tongs or hands. Place inner pot into the instant pot and place the trivet in the bottom.
Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and arrange them in the Instant Pot.
Instant pot chicken breast. Place chicken breasts on top of the trivet in a single layer. Add the chicken stock garlic bay leaf and herbs if using. Combine seasonings in bowl and season both sides of each chicken breast to taste.
Lay chicken breasts in a single layer if using frozen make sure they are separated and sprinkle with garlic powder salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of liquid to the instant pot water chicken broth pineapple or apple juice. Choose pressure cook or manual high pressure and set the timer for 7 minutes.
Pressure Cook Chicken Breast. Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting and heat oil. Secure the Instant Pot lid and turn the pressure release knob to the sealing position.
Instructions To the Instant Pot add water and place trivet inside. Add 1 – 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in Instant Pot. Once hot add chicken breasts.
Pour in 4 cups 1L cold water in Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to saute you can also do this step stovetop and brown the chicken breasts on each. Working in batches sear chicken on both sides until golden 3 minutes per side.
How to cook fresh or frozen chicken breast in the Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute zero minute then 9 – 12 minutes Natural Release.