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Instant Pot Light Country Lemon Chicken w/ Pasta Freezer Meal

Not only is this Instant Pot Light Country Lemon Chicken w/ Pasta Freezer Meal super simple to prep, cook, and serve, It is also a bright slice of summer during the coldest time of year. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, instant pot, pressure cooker, slow cooker
Keyword: Instant Pot Light Country Lemon Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL )olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL )corn starch
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 1 lemon sliced thin
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons

For Serving and Garnish

  • 8 oz (250 g) egg noodles (optional)
  • fresh chopped parsley optional
  • additional lemon slices optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Slice chicken into 1-inch thick slices against the grain.
  • In a medium bowl; whisk together broth, parsley, olive oil, corn starch, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest.

MAKE IT NOW

  • INSTANT POT: Place chicken and bowl contents into instant pot or pressure cooker. Stir gently until combined. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 15 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta noodles topped with parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until chicken is tender. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta noodles topped with parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL

  • Chicken and bowl contents into a labeled gallon size (4 L) freezer bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible, and freeze.

THAW AND COOK

  • Place bag in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours to thaw or "Quick thaw" by running under water until meal can be broken apart. 
  • INSTANT POT: Transfer contents into instant pot or pressure cooker. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 15 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes.Serve chicken and sauce over pasta noodles topped with parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until chicken is tender. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta noodles topped with parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg