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Instant Pot Hasselback Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Steven Pennington
Instructions on cooking Instant Pot chicken breast in the oven and pressure cooker
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cook Time AFTER Instant Pot Quick Release 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Instant Pot
Cuisine American Classic, Instant Pot / Slow Cooker
Servings 1 Chicken Breast
Calories 642 kcal

Suggested Equipment

1 Instant Pot


  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Chipotle Powder Leave out if feeding children
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Pimento Cheese Add the cheese in between the hasselback slices on the chicken breast.


  • First, inspect chicken breast and remove any excess fat, plus preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Make slices through the chicken breast, but not all the way. Slice down 80% of the way. Cut across the chicken breast, not lengthwise. The cheese goes in between the slices.
  • Mix dry seasonings into a plastic bag, then add the olive oil and mix well
  • Add the chicken to the bag and cover it with seasoning. You do not need to allow the chicken to marinate. Only as long as it takes you to prep and get everything ready to go. ie setting up the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

  • Place seasoned chicken breast on the Instant Pot rack for easy removal and helps with cooking and presentation.
  • Add one cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Set the Instant Pot on Pressure Cooker, on "Normal" heat and "High" pressure
  • Make sure the plastic circle ring is placed on the Instant Pot lid securely. Place the lid in position and make sure the vent is set on sealing.
  • Set Instant Pot timer for 7 minutes. Once the 7 minutes is up do a quick release, but do not remove the lid. Allow the chicken breast to continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes. Will depend on the size of your chicken breasts.

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

  • Add 1 Cup of long grain rice into a medium pot, add 2 cups of water, juice of 1 lime, and a pinch of salt. Cook until done, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Start on high heat, bring to boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook rice until the doneness you like
  • Finishing the rice
    Add the zest of 1 to 2 limes, personal choice, chop up some fresh cilantro, add some butter, and taste. Does it need salt? Add if needed.


  • Add the rice first with a large spoon. Try using a dark-colored plate for a nice presentation against the beautiful orange chicken breast.
    You can add some fresh cilantro for parsley for a pop of color
  • 2# Option: Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
    Place seasoned chicken breast in the middle of a roasting rack with parchment paper underneath. This is for easy cleanup and turmeric can stain.
    Roast chicken breast on the middle rack in your oven.
    Takes around 17 to 22 minutes. Timing will depend on the size of your chicken breast. Put the chicken out of the oven when the internal temperature reaches 162 degrees.
    Rest the chicken breast once out of the oven for at least 3 minutes before slicing.



Calories: 642kcalCarbohydrates: 12.5gProtein: 38gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 521mgPotassium: 869mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 902IUCalcium: 239mgIron: 1mg
Keyword instant pot chicken breast, Instant Pot Hasselback Chicken Breast
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