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Instant Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken

This Instant Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner as it’s ready in only 30 minutes. With juicy chicken breasts and a mouth watering lemon parmesan cream sauce, it’s hard to believe this recipe is low carb, Keto and gluten free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy lemon chicken, how to make applesauce in an instant pot, lemon chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


  • Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • In the inner pot, add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, and chicken stock. Whisk together.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the inner pot. Coat them in the mixture, and then flip so both sides are evenly covered.
  • Put on the lid, and then close the ceiling valve. Set on high pressure for 12 minutes (remember it takes about 10-12 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure). Once the timer is done, do a quick release by bringing the sealing valve towards you.
  • Remove your chicken. Set aside.
  • Turnt the Instant Pot on to sauté mode. Allow it to heat up which should take about 2 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients: heavy cream, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Allow the sauce to reduce and simmer for about seven minutes.
  • Serve your chicken, and use the sauce to pour over each breast. Add more or less to your liking. Enjoy!


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg