Instant Pot Chicken Piccata

Instant Pot Chicken Piccata is a classic for a reason–it’s delicious, kind of fancy, yet super easy (thanks to the Instant Pot) even for a weeknight.

White plate full of slices of chicken piccata topped with lemon slices and parsley

I prefer to serve Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Piccata as is, with roasted vegetables and a salad on the side. But you can certainly serve it over zucchini noodles (zoodles) to keep it lower carb (and gluten free if you need it).

Butter adds a lot of good flavor in this dish, but if you’re dairy free, simply use a little more olive oil.

If you try it, please leave a comment!

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Piccata

This is an easy weeknight, yet guest-worthy, real-food meal! Capers are optional. Serve over zoodles, spaghetti squash or alongside roasted vegetables and caprese salad. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 420 kcal


  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, sliced thin (6 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1 1/2 medium lemons, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T. capers (optional)


  • Heat Instant Pot on saute setting until display reads “HOT”. In the meantime, prepare chicken pieces: dredge in tapioca flour, shake excess and salt and pepper each piece. 
  • Once Instant Pot reads “hot,” add oil and allow to heat. Cook chicken pieces 2 to 3 minutes per side to brown (work in batches). Remove all chicken to a plate.
  • Melt butter in Instant Pot, then add chopped onion and cook about 5 minutes until soft. Return chicken pieces to Instant Pot (on top of onion). Arrange lemon slices over chicken. Pour white wine and water into Instant Pot. Add capers, if using.
  • Set Instant Pot on Manual, HP (high pressure) for 2 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes, then carefully release remaining pressure, sprinkle with parsley and serve.


One serving contains about 8 grams of carbohydrates.
Keyword Instant Pot

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