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Instant Pot Butter Garlic Chicken Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Don't miss this Instant Pot Butter Garlic Chicken Recipe! It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Meagan


  • 1 pound chicken breast cut up
  • 2 sticks butter. You won't eat it all. I promise.
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 red potatoes cut up into slices
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder or onion if you like it
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 cups baby carrots or sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Start by cutting up your chicken and placing it in the bottom of your instant pot. - I cut mine into chicken tender pieces. You can cut it smaller if you prefer.
  2. In a saucepan melt together your butter, garlic, and seasonings. - I warmed mine on medium heat until it melted down together stirring constantly.
  3. Pour this mixture over your chicken in your instant pot.
  4. Layer your sliced potatoes and carrots on top of the chicken.
  5. I added a little garlic on top. It isn't necessary. I just wanted a bit of extra flavor as we love garlic.
  6. Seal the vent.
  7. Cook on meat setting for 20 minutes.
  8. Release the vent and let vent completely before opening.
  9. Drain the fluids and set them aside. You can use these as a butter garlic topping for your chicken and potatoes. For this, I poured the contents of the instant pot into a strainer in a pot. Then I just poured the meat and potatoes back in the instant pot and used the sauce as a topping later.
  10. Serve and enjoy.