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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Instapot Lemon Chicken

Cooking for one? Here's another great recipe that makes just 2 servings. 

If you're like me, I do not want to eat the same meal for lunch or dinner all week. I'll get bored and order a pizza! So I've been trying 2 serving meals. One meal for dinner and one for lunch. Perfect! It means I have to cook more often but it seems to be working out well. 

This was soooo good! Lemon and garlic in the same dish? Yes, please! I put on some Jason Mraz and sang while I cooked. 


  • 2 chicken breasts, diced up in large chunks
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • juice of 1 lemon 
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon plus garnish
  • 1/2 cup of Swanson unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley


  1. Season chicken with S&P, garlic powder and crushed red pepper (if using). 
  2. Press the saute button and add the olive oil. 
  3. Place the chicken in the pot and brown on each side for about 3 minutes. I had to do 2 batches. Remove chicken and set aside. 
  4. Stir in the onions and garlic. Stir for a minute and then add the juice of 1 lemon, deglazing and working up the browned bits from the bottom of the pot (don't use a metal spoon!). 
  5. Add the Italian seasoning, lemon zest and chicken broth. Place the chicken back in and seal the lid. 
  6. Select manual and set the timer for 7 minutes. Once it's completed, release the pressure and remove lid. 
  7. Remove chicken and set aside. Set pot to saute and add cornstarch slurry. Stir for a few minutes, sauce will thicken and then add chicken back in to coat. 

This recipe is 3 pts per serving (2 servings) on Weight Watchers Freestyle program. 

I served my chicken over some brown rice sprinkled with chopped parsley. 


1 comment:

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This Instapot Lekin Chicken dish look mouth watering.. I am making this for my wife tonight as it is our 6 month anniversary. Let's just hope I don't screw it up..

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