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Instant Pot® Chipotle Marinated Chicken

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A nice spicy chicken can be the centerpiece for so many meals. You can serve it next to rice, chopped into a chicken salad, or inside a tasty burrito. Spicy chicken can make a perfect lunch or an ideal dinner- it really can be anything! This chipotle marinated chicken has a perfectly balanced spice, deep and rich, and full of flavor. Of course, this recipe is also easy to make thanks to the Instant Pot® and that means you can make it quickly anytime…how about right now?

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Instant Pot® Chipotle Marinated Chicken

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Servings 4
Calories 233 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Can Opener


  • 2 chipotle peppers Canned Chipotles in Adodo Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic cloves
  • 0.5 cup, chopped White Onion
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2, sliced in half lengthwise Chicken Breast


  • Place all of the ingredients except the chicken breast and 1 tablespoon of oil in a blender or food processor. Puree the mix until smooth.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a bowl or in a large ziplock bag. Pour the pureed marinade over the chicken and either cover the bowl with plastic wrap or seal the bag. Place in the fridge for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the Instant Pot® and press the ‘saute’ button. Let the oil heat for a minute and then add the marinated chicken breast, reserving the marinade. Sear the chicken on each side for two minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and add the marinade. Add the Instant Pot® trivet to the pot and then return the chicken breast to the pot, placing it on top of the trivet.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot® seal, turning the steamer valve to ‘seal’. Press the “manual” button and set the timer for 6 minutes on High pressure. Once the cooking cycle is completed, let the steam naturally release from the pot the open the lid.
  • Serve the chicken while warm with the sauce from the Instant pot and your choice of sides!

Was this chicken spicy enough for you? Did you add a little extra kick somehow? Let us know how your recipe came out! If you have any questions lingering before you start cooking, we can help- ask whatever you need to in the comments below and we will answer you ASAP.


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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