Instant Pot Poached Chicken
This delicious Instant Pot Poached Chicken is ZERO Weight Watchers Points!
It’s so versatile to use as is, in recipes, etc. Perfect for all low carb meal plans.
We eat a LOT of Chicken in our home, and I have typically just put it in the slow cooker in the morning with some chicken broth, salt, pepper, and other seasonings or purchased a Rotisserie Chicken from the Supermarket and pulled it from there.
However, I don’t always have time for those options, so I’ve been looking for alternatives.
I finally caved and got an Instant Pot, and discovered a delicious way to quickly poach chicken breasts in just a few minutes!
To begin, season the chicken (can be bone in or boneless, with or without skin).
Place the chicken into the Instant Pot, add the Bay Leaves, and pour in the Chicken Broth.
Secure the lid.
Turn the Instant Pot on manual for 12 minutes. Choose between either natural or quick release.
Remove from Instant Pot.
Now you can serve as is, with rice or noodles and vegetables, shred or dice to use in a recipe, or use in another preferred manner.This delicious Instant Pot Poached Chicken is ZERO Weight Watchers Points! It's so versatile to use as is, in recipes, etc. Perfect for all low carb meal plans.
Here are a few examples of Recipes on this site that I plan to try out this Instant Pot Poached Chicken on (some spices/seasonings will have to swapped or adjusted, depending on the recipe!)
Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken and Vegetable Stew, Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad, Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Tuscan Chicken w Penne Pasta, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Fajita Pasta, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken and Rice Soup, Chicken Carbonara, $1.50 Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Divine Casserole, Loaded Roasted Potatoes & Chicken, Mexican Chicken, and Cheesy Chicken.
Instant Pot Poached Chicken
- 3-4 large chicken breasts
- 1 cup broth or water
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 crushed garlic cloves
- Salt and pepper
- additional seasoning as desired
- Season chicken as desired.
- Place chicken in Instant Pot.
- Crush the garlic with the back of your knife and add to the Instant Pot along with the bay leaves.
- Pour in the broth and secure the Instant Pot lid.
- Cook at manual for 12 minutes.
- Natural or quick release, as desired.
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing these Instant Pot Poached Chicken Breasts in my own kitchen:
Instant Pot LUX60V3 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and WarmerOXO Good Grips 12-Inch Tongs with Black Silicone HeadsEpicurean Kitchen Series Cutting Board, 14.5 by 11.25-Inch, SlateOXO Good Grips Meat Shredding Claws with HandlesDOWAN 14-Inch Porcelain Serving Platters/Dinner Plate Set – 3 Packs, White & Rectangular