Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken couldn’t make for an easier dinner. The classic flavors will make everyone in your crowd happy!

Have you joined the Instant Pot Cult yet? Seriously, I think there is one. I purchased this beloved appliance a few months back and have to admit, I wasn’t too impressed the first time I used it.

Meanwhile as I mentioned how underwhelmed I was with it, my mom was raving about it. She was constantly telling me all the delicious meals that she was making with it.

So, I thought I better try it again. It’s a good thing I did, because I’m pretty sure the first time was a fluke and more user error than Instant Pot.

Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Photo

Now, I use it at least once a week, if not more, and by far my favorite thing to make is chicken and veggies in it like this Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken.

I love that I can literally toss everything in it and within an hour, it’s ready to serve! That means I can spend more time helping my kids with homework and less time rushing to get dinner on the table.

Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Picture

I even used it over the Easter holiday for hard-boiled eggs. Have you tried those in it yet? It will now be the only way I make hard-boiled eggs from now on, such a breeze!

Now, to make the Lemon Pepper Chicken, I simply added the chicken into the Instant Pot along with potatoes and green beans. Then, I mixed up lemon juice, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl.

Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Image

First, I added in about 1/2 cup of water to the instant pot, and then I coated the chicken and veggies with the lemon pepper mixture.

At this point, you simply seal it and pressure-cook it. Once it’s done, be sure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.

Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Pic

It will be much like it would be if you had slow cooked it all day. If you want the chicken to be crispier, simply place it in the oven for about 10 minutes on 350°F.

File 1 Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken

I like it falling off the bone though, so this was perfect for us. Now, also remember when using the Instant Pot, if you are pressure cooking it and set it to 25 minutes it can take longer than that for the pressure to rise and heat up so I would give yourself about an hour before dinner would be ready.

File 2 Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken

Now are you ready for a simple dinner? It’s time to eat, plus be sure to try these Hot Chocolate Brownies for dessert!


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Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 6-8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 cups Potato, sliced
  • 2 cups Green Beans, snapped
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed


  1. Place the rack that comes with the Instant Pot inside and add 1/2 Cup of Water.
  2. Place the chicken inside the Instant Pot on top of the rack inside.
  3. Add the potatoes and green beans.
  4. Mix together the lemon juice, pepper, and garlic then evenly pour over the chicken and vegetables.
  5. Lock the lid and set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Once done, release the steam and serve, or for crispier chicken, bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes at 350°F.


Cooking Method:
Instant Pot
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 108
Calories 319

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 443mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 31g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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