Caribbean Chicken in the Instant Pot

You'll love the flavors found in this Caribbean Chicken in the Instant Pot. Spicy and sweet, this easy meal idea hits the spot.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
rest 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 322 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium white onion; quartered
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large vine ripe tomatoes; quartered
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger; minced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno; deseeded and remove ribbing
  • 2 limes; juiced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Salt and cracked black pepper


  1. In a food processor, add in lime juice, orange juice, thyme, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, jalapeno, and apple cider vinegar. Blend well.
  2. Place chicken in the instant pot and top with quartered onions and tomatoes. Pour mixture over the top and toss well. Top with salt and pepper.
  3. Set Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker to manual high pressure for 20 minutes. Once it's done counting wait 5 minutes and release pressure.
  4. Serve with fresh pineapple and Caribbean rice.
Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Chicken in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1153mg50%
Potassium 982mg28%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1260IU25%
Vitamin C 66.6mg81%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.