Instant Pot Zest Lemon Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Zest Lemon Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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When you have a busy schedule and don’t have much time on your hands, a quick, delicious, and easy dish is the way to go. Try this instant pot zest lemon chicken recipe by Instant on Youtube. It’s fresh, lemony, savory, and just good! Who would even think you can make a fancy meal in just a few minutes with simple ingredients? Serve it for lunch or dinner – I am certain your whole family will love this! The citrusy flavors from the lemon are just irresistible. Read on or watch the video below for the full recipe.



  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb of chicken thighs
  • 1/2 small onion
  • zest one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

For garnish:

  • sliced lemon
  • chopped parsley


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Step 1:

On a plate, mix 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

Step 2:

Coat all the chicken thighs on the smooth side with the seasoning mixture. Set them aside.

Step 3:

Chop the small onion and zest one lemon.

Step 4:

Turn on your slow cooker. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Once the butter is melted, add the seasoned chicken thighs. Cook in batches. Once done, remove from the slow cooker and transfer to a plate.

Instant Pot Zest Lemon Chicken Recipe Ingredients
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Step 5:

Add the diced onion and 2 tablespoons of butter. Mix until the butter is melted. Next, add 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and lemon zest into the instant pot. Mix all ingredients well.

Step 6:

Place the cooked chicken back into the slow cooker and let it cook for about 7 minutes.

Instant Pot Zest Lemon Chicken Recipe Instructions
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Step 7:

Once done, transfer to a plate, then garnish with sliced lemons and chopped parsley. Enjoy!


Instant Pot Zest Lemon Chicken Recipe

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