Instant Pot Honey Lime Chicken - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Honey Lime Chicken - Dump and Go Dinner

Mindy
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4 Servings
8 Ingredients
10 Comments

This Honey Lime Chicken is bathed in a tantalizing sweet and spicy citrus marinade and then pressure cooked to juicy perfection. Pair with a simple salad or your favorite vegetables for a delicious way to wrap up the day.

4 Servings
8 Ingredients
10 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds quarter Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoons zest Lime
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Honey

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide chicken among indicated number of freezer containers. Divide remaining ingredients among indicated number of freezer containers, pouring over chicken.
  2. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Prep from frozen
  2. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in indicated container.**
  3. Place frozen contents into Instant Pot.
  4. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 9 minutes.
  6. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes then release any remaining pressure.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 9 minutes.
  5. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
8 ounces
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Total Fat
20g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
165mg
Sodium
580mg
Total Carbohydrates
10g
Fiber
0g
Sugar
8g
Protein
51g
WW Freestyle
6
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
1 Other Carb
0 Starch
0 Veg
7 Lean Meat

10 Comments

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    1. No it doesn’t! The marinade will serve as its liquid so it will come to pressure! Plus, when you cook it from frozen, the chicken will release water as it cooks. I hope that helps!

  1. The directions listed here for cooking it from frozen are the same as cooking it to eat now – both say cook 9 minutes. I just cooked mine for 9 minutes from frozen and the chicken is still raw.

    1. We’re so sorry your meal was still frozen after the allotted cooking time! All of our recipes are thoroughly tested, and we typically find that the cook time is the same for fresh and frozen because frozen foods take longer to come to pressure (and thus technically cook longer even though the time set on the pot is the same). However, due to differences in things like the thickness of your meat and the width of the container you freeze in, we recognize that others may have a different experience. The best thing to do with this happens is to break up the meal with a utensil if you can, and then simply turn the pot back on for a few minutes until your food is cooked through.

  2. I love this chicken!! My go-to recipe for grilled chicken to top salad! I shred the chicken and let soak in the juices.

  3. The picture clearly shows grilled chicken. That is not what chicken looks like from the instant pot. Do you grill it after it is cooked?

  4. When it says “2 pounds quarter Chicken, Boneless Breasts” does that mean I need to quarter/cut the meat?

    1. Hi Jennifer! You are correct! Quartering (cutting the breast into 4 pieces) the chicken helps to cook it more evenly when using breasts. You are welcome to skip this step, but you may need to add more cook time and your chicken may not cook as evenly.

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