Instant Pot Lemon Parmesan Chicken

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With the unbeatable flavor combination of lemon and parmesan cheese, here’s a super easy Instant Pot lemon parmesan chicken recipe you just can’t go wrong with. 

lemon parmesan chicken

Whether you’re on the hunt for a delicious yet easy dinner to whip up for the family, or are just trying your hand at different instant pot recipes, we have you covered.

Read on to discover how to nail that perfect chicken parmesan, loaded with the citrusy flavors of lemon in your very own instant pot. 

Can I Cook Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot?

While it is best to have your frozen meats- even chicken, thaw first before you pop them in your instant pot, you can absolutely go ahead and cook them in there just like that- perfect if you don’t have a lot of time. 

Just remember that since the chicken is frozen when you put it in there, your instant pot will need a slightly longer time to cook the chicken thoroughly- roughly around 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces. 

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Is Chicken Broth Necessary For Lemon Parmesan Chicken Recipe?

One of the reasons why your instant pot is so efficient when it comes to cooking things quickly is because of the amount of liquid you put in there.

The chicken stock is a crucial part of this recipe, but if you don’t have it at the moment, you can just drop a chicken stock cube in there with the right amount of water, and that should work just as well. 

And if you’re wondering if you could use any sauce instead, well- you might need to loosen it up a little with some water and then give it a shot, otherwise your sauce will be at a risk of getting burnt inside. 

Can Instant Pot Cooking Kill All the Bacteria in the Chicken?

Much like boiling chicken on your stovetop, cooking it in your instant pot can effectively kill all the harmful bacteria including those responsible for food poisoning. Just make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly. 

In fact, it is also believed that cooking in an instant pot can kill even more bacteria because of the high pressure buildup inside. 

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Serving Suggestions & Ideas

This light and drool worthy lemon parmesan chicken tastes absolutely divine when teamed up with roasted or steamed veggies.

Roasted potatoes, broccoli or brussels sprouts taste great, and if you’re looking for some options for steamed veggies, carrots can be a good option.

You can also serve the parmesan chicken with a side of crusty bread or on a bed of boiled pasta! 

And of course, if you’re on the hunt for a healthy side, you can always opt for a nice, crunchy salad with loads of lettuce and fresh veggies!

Serve with an Instant Pot Side Dish


    Yield: 4

    Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Parmesan

    Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Parmesan

    With the unbeatable flavor combination of lemon and Parmesan cheese, here’s a super easy Instant Pot Lemon Parmesan Chicken recipe you'll love.

    Prep Time 6 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Additional Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 26 minutes


    1. Wash and rinse the chicken breasts with cold water.
    2. Pat dry with paper towels.
    3. Slice in half to make thin or buy pre-sliced.
    4. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a dish.
    5. Dredge the chicken generously with the flour.Turn on the saute mode on your Instant Pot.
    6. Once the pot is hot add the olive oil.
    7. Add the chicken and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes.
    8. Remove the chicken and place to the side.
    9. Add the minced garlic and toss to cook for 1 minute.
    10. Add the chicken broth to the garlic.
    11. Allow to cook for 1 minute.
    12. Add the chicken back to the instant pot.
    13. Add the heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, lemon juice, and capers.
    14. Cover the instant pot and seal the vent.
    15. Set to manual on high for 7 minutes.
    16. Prepare pasta noodles as directed.
    17. Allow for a natural release for 4 minutes.
    18. Open the lid carefully.
    19. Toss the sauce with the pasta.
    20. Place the chicken on a parchment covered pan and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan.
    21. Place in your oven on broil for 2 minutes.
    22. Place the chicken on top of the pasta and garnish.



    • Can my dog have Lemon Chicken Parmesan? If you would like to share this recipe with your dog, you should modify it to include only those ingredients that are safe for your canine's health. Among them, we can name of course chicken, olive oil, broth (make sure it does not have dangerous seasonings like garlic and onion), capers and parsley. Concerning flour, you can add a little, only if you are sure that your dog can eat gluten, otherwise it is better to avoid it.
    • Can my cat have Lemon Chicken Parmesan? I do not recommend sharing this Lemon Chicken Parmesan Recipe with your cat because it includes several ingredients that can be toxic or hurt him. If you like, you can prepare a separate dish for him with the ingredients that he can eat: Chicken, olive oil, capers, and parsley. To add broth you must be sure that it does not contain garlic or onion. And to use flour, you should also test first if your cat tolerates eating wheat because if it is celiac, it is better not to give it this ingredient. The rest of the ingredients are counterproductive to your cat's diet.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 453Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 141mgSodium 1120mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 41g

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    • Jessica McCoy

      Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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    1. I reviewed the full page for Lemon parmesan chicken and clicked on it again at the bottom of the page looking for the recipe, but could not find it.
      I clicked on every picture of the dish but still nothing.
      It sounds and looks amazing and would love to try it.
      Jana, Ca

    2. This is one of the tastiest sauces I have made in all of my years of cooking. I highly recommend this recipe.

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