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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Lemon Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + releasing


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
I took a favorite recipe and modified it to work in a pressure cooker. We enjoy this tender lemony chicken with rice or buttered noodles. —Nancy Rambo, Riverside, California
Pressure-Cooker Spicy Lemon Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, chili powder and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each )
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • Hot cooked noodles
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a greased 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine onion, water, lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Add chicken; turn to coat. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with chicken over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 190 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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