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Instant Pot® Winter Citrus Marinated Chicken

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2, chopped Garlic Cloves
1 Lime, juice and zest
1 Orange Juice, juice and zest
1 Lemon, juice and zest
0.25 cup Soy Sauce, low sodium
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
0.25 cup Onion, chopped
0.25 cup Parsley, chopped
4 breasts Chicken Breast, boneless, skinles

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Instant Pot® Winter Citrus Marinated Chicken

When the winter comes, citrus fruits are readily available, bringing a little bit of bright flavor to the cold dreary months.

  • Serves 4
  • Medium



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When the winter comes, citrus fruits are readily available, bringing a little bit of bright flavor to the cold dreary months. Incorporating these summery tastes into your dinner is easier than you may think. Whip up a quick marinade using a variety of citrus fruits and then let your chicken absorb the flavors overnight. Put it all in your Instant Pot® and tada! A juicy, refreshing chicken to brighten any winter day.

Tools Needed:

  • Instant Pot®
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Zester
  • Large Bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Tongs
  • Trivet
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Begin by zesting and juicing all the citrus fruit.


Place all of the ingredients except the chicken breast into a blender or food processor and puree. Pour the marinade back into a bowl.


Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and flip to coat them in the marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for at least one hour or overnight.


Add the chicken to the Instant Pot® bowl and press ‘saute’. Sear the chicken on each side for two minutes then remove from the Instant Pot®. Place the marinade in the bottom of the Instant Pot® bowl and add the trivet as well. Place the marinated, seared chicken breast on top of the trivet.


Place the lid on the Instant Pot® and seal, setting the steamer valve to the ‘seal’ function. Press the ‘manual’ button and set the timer to 5 minutes on high pressure. When the cooking cycle is complete, let the pot naturally release the pressure. Open the lid and remove the chicken.


Press ‘saute’. Bring the marinade to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes or until the marinade has thickened. Serve the chicken breast hot with the marinade sauce on top.

Did this tasty chicken brighten your day? Did you love the refreshing citrus flavors and also how easy it was to put together? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, fel free to ask any questions you may have about this recipe- we are happy to answer!


My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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Hi Amanda
I love reading and using your recipes. I have one complaint….it is very difficult to save the recipe with intructions or printing would take too much paper. I use a tablet. Is there a better way that i am missing?
Thanks … a fellow foodie..Mary-Jo

Hi Mary-Jo, thank you for your lovely comments. We are working on an easier way to save and print recipes. Stay tuned. It’ll be up soon.

I also would make this recipe if I could add it to my online recipe file. It will not import in this format. Nor can I print it out in a friendly format. That would mean that I would have to hunt for your recipe online and follow the recipe online. Please make it user friendly. Thanks

On step 4 you tell us to saute the chicken in the Instant Pot®, but you don’t mention putting any oil or cooking spray in the bottom of the pot first. Is this correct?

Hi Penny- Yes this is correct! The chicken will have enough marinade on it to help it sear well. It is okay if there is some brown, crusty bits left on the bottom of the Instant Pot® after it sears, these will add flavor to the sauce! Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

Hi Jen! I usually serve this with a grain like rice, couscous or quinoa- something lighter with possibly a garlic flavor to compliment the citrus chicken. A side salad or grilled asparagus would also be great to make sure there is a vegetable in there too!

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