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Instant Pot Peri Peri Chicken

Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: chicken, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 pound boneless - skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon - zested and juiced
  • 1 orange - juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic - minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley - chopped


  • Season both sides of the chicken with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Place chicken in pressure cooker.
  • Mix together, chicken broth, lemon juice and zest, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, paprika, dried oregano and red pepper flakes.
  • Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Cook on manual setting/high pressure for 13 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes, the quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken from pot and set pot to "saute".
  • Saute for 5 minutes to reduce sauce.
  • Place chicken on serving platter and drizzle with reduced sauce; Garnish with chopped parsley.
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  • Use chicken breast or a variety of chicken pieces, whatever works for you!
  • If you like it extra spicy kick up the red pepper flakes.
  • Serve it up with a side of rice, with a cool salad to cut the heat, or even shredded in a tortilla!
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  • I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat.
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