You know that saying, “when life gives you lemons… make lemonade?” I think it’s incorrect. Instead it should say, “when life gives you lemons… make buttery lemon chicken breasts in your Instant Pot pressure cooker.” Which, technically, would taste quite delicious with a side of homemade lemonade.
Yes, my friends, it is time for another ‘shop your pantry episode here on the blog. Today’s over-abundance ingredient is lemon. Have you ever purchased a bag of lemons after calculating the savings difference only to discover when you got home that you have too many lemons?
Here’s a solution to a recent lemon-abundance situation I experienced: buttery lemon chicken breasts, cooked to perfection using a pressure cooker.
Something magical happens inside a pressure cooker when you add lemon slices. They go through a mid-life change of sorts. They soften with a tenderness that can only be described as magnificent maturity, becoming one with the sauce. With just the right touch of tartness, depth, and zing.
Oh, if you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, what are you waiting for? I purchased mine on amazon several years ago for a really great price. I’m thinking about writing a post that suggests the first three things to cook in your Instant Pot. Would that be helpful to you?
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning (if unsalted, add ¼ teaspoon sea salt)
- 4 small lemons, thinly sliced
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Take chicken breasts and cutlet in half, lengthwise. This will give you four pieces.
- In a gallon-sized plastic bag, add flour and chicken. Zip close and shake so flour coats the chicken.
- Turn on sauté function in Instant Pot and add oil and butter and melt. Add chicken and sauté until lightly browned, approximately five minutes. Turn off.
- Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper and cover with sliced lemons and chicken broth.
- Secure lid and make sure that nozzle is not venting.
- Set on Poultry/High Pressure and cook for 11 minutes.
- Allow pot to release pressure naturally before release vent pressure.