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Instant Pot Freezer Meal: Greek Lemon Chicken

[Instant Pot] Freezer Meal: Greek Lemon Chicken

You can build any number of Mediterranean-style feasts around a batch of this flavorful marinated chicken; right now it's making me dream of crisp salads, cool tzatziki, and a fluffy bed of rice to soak up the delicious juices! Assuming your chicken pieces are separated and not all frozen into a giant mega-block, they will cook in about 15 minutes from frozen - if fully thawed, you can cut the cook time down to about 5 minutes instead if you're planning to brown the chicken with Instant Pot's Saute Mode first. Again, you can also transfer the chicken to a pan and place under your oven's broiler to brown for a few minutes after pressure cooking if you like!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


Prep Day: Combine + Freeze:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper sliced
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs

Cooking Day:

  • 1 cup broth or water


How to Cook:

  • Dump into Instant Pot, add 1 cup of broth or water, and cook for 15 minutes under high pressure. Allow 10 minutes for natural pressure release before opening the lid.

Serve with:

  • Salad and/or rice and/or pita bread and/or whatever you like!