Pressure Cooker Honey Lime Chicken is so simple to make and is ready in about 20 minutes! Serve this flavorful chicken in tacos, salads, burritos, or nachos . . . the possibilities are endless.
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Do you own an electric pressure cooker yet? If not, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The recipe that I am sharing with you today was made in my Simfonio Pressure Cooker (the SimPot) and it took 20 minutes from start to finish . . . and that was using FROZEN chicken breasts! A pressure cooker will become your favorite kitchen appliance.
When you are trying to eat healthier, sometimes the recipes can seem overwhelming. This recipe uses basic pantry ingredients and all that you have to do is dump it in your pressure cooker and let it do it’s magic. Eating healthy could not be easier!
This is also a great recipe to use a healthy meal prep (make a batch and enjoy it all week long as quick lunches or dinners). It’s so versatile and can be used in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads, wraps, nachos, etc.
The electric pressure cooker that I used to make this recipe is a Simfonio Pressure Cooker. I have tried many brands of pressure cookers, but I wanted to share with you a few things that I love about this one:
First of all, take a look at that large and beautiful digital screen!
Many times, all the buttons on a pressure cooker can be overwhelming. I love that the buttons on this pot are minimal and that everything is shown on the screen. You can see all the different functions that this pressure cooker can do.
It’s a 10-in-1 pressure cooker, which means that it can do the following (and more!):
- pressure cooking
- slow cooking (no need for a slow cooker anymore – this one pot can do it!)
- sauteing (I love that I can saute food right in the pot and then pressure cooker – less dishes to wash!)
- steaming (it comes with a steam basket as well!)
- rice cooker (another appliance you can get rid of – no need for a separate rice cooker!)
- hard-boiled eggs
Another thing that I love about the Simfonio Pressure Cooker are all the extras that it comes with. You usually have to purchase all of these things separately, but this pressure cooker comes with them!
This pressure cooker includes:
- Extra silicone ring (I love that it’s a different color because I like to have one ring that I use for savory foods and one that I use for sweet foods)
- Steamer basket (seriously this one is awesome! So great for vegetables)
- Silicone hand gloves (that pot gets hot!)
- Rice paddle
- Measuring cup
How to make Honey Lime Chicken
This recipe could not be more simple! It’s perfect for those of you who are new to pressure cooking, but it’s a recipe that you’ll make again and again because it’s so delicious.
Start by adding the chicken to the pot inside the pressure cooker. You can use fresh or frozen chicken breasts (either will work great!).
Squeeze the juice from two limes on top of the chicken, then sprinkle all the seasonings on top (salt and pepper, cumin, chile powder, and onion powder). Add in minced garlic and then drizzle honey on top.
Place lid on top of pressure cooker and make sure that the valve is in the “sealing” position.
Put this on the manual pressure cooker setting and set for 12 minutes if using frozen chicken breasts (only 7-8 minutes if using fresh, thawed chicken breasts). On the Simfonio Pressure cooker, you just have to spin the knob around until it reaches the option you want (in this case, pressure cook).
Let the pressure cooker do it’s magic!
Another thing that I love about this pressure cooker is that it shows the progress of when it’s coming to pressure. I love the little graph feature on the digital screen!
When the chicken is done cooking, let the chicken do a natural release (a.k.a. don’t touch anything and just let it sit there) for 5 minutes, then move the valve to “venting” to release any pressure that is left.
If you are short on time, you could do a “quick release” as soon as it’s done cooking, but I recommend a natural release for 5 minutes for juicier chicken.
Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it (I used used 2 forks to pull it apart and it was so tender that it pretty much just fell apart).
Throw the chicken back into the pot so that it can soak up the juices from cooking.
Now you are ready to enjoy!
You can eat the chicken as is or serve it in tacos, burritos, salads, enchiladas, nachos . . . the possibilities are endless!
We made tacos and added our favorite toppings (homemade pico de gallo, cilantro, sour cream, lettuce, salsa, and guacamole).
What to serve with Honey Lime Chicken:
- Copycat Cafe Rio Black Beans
- Homemade Pico de Gallo
- Spanish Cauliflower Rice
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thawed or frozen)
- Juice from 2 limes (about ¼ cup juice)
- 2 teaspoons chile powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the pot inside the pressure cooker.
- Squeeze the juice from limes on top of the chicken.
- Sprinkle chile powder, cumin, onion powder, salt, pepper, garlic, and liquid smoke on top of chicken.
- Drizzle honey on top of everything.
- Place lid on top of pressure cooker and make sure that the valve is in the "sealing" position.Put this on the manual pressure cooker setting and set for 12 minutes if using frozen chicken breasts (only 7-8 minutes if using fresh, thawed chicken breasts).
- When the chicken is done cooking, let the chicken do a natural release (a.k.a. don't touch anything and just let it sit there) for 5 minutes, then move the valve to "venting" to release any pressure that is left.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it (I used used 2 forks to pull it apart and it was so tender that it pretty much just fell apart).
- Throw the chicken back into the pot so that it can soak up the juices from cooking.
- Now you are ready to enjoy! You can eat the chicken as is or serve it in tacos, burritos, salads, enchiladas, nachos . . . the possibilities are endless.
Adapted from Our Best Bites
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