Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

The best Instant Pot chicken recipes to make dinner quick, easy and delicious! From how to cook frozen chicken in your Instant Pot, to healthy chicken breast and chicken thigh recipes, this list of Instant Pot chicken recipes has it all!

28 healthy and easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

By now you probably know how much I love my Instant Pot. It makes dinner prep so quick and easy! Your Instant Pot can cook the best moist, tender and juicy chicken breasts. It develops rich flavors in a fraction of the time.

You know how when you cook chicken breasts in your slow cooker they tend to fall apart and often have that “slow cooker taste?” That is not the case at all with Instant Pot chicken! Chicken breasts cooked in an Instant Pot will hold their shape and are perfect for slicing. (Unless you cook them for a really long time, of course. In that case you are making shredded chicken.)

If you’re looking for new ways to cook chicken in your Instant Pot, you’re going to love the Instant Pot chicken recipes in this roundup! I’ve included my favorite simple Instant Pot chicken thigh recipe and my most popular Instant Pot chicken breasts recipe. There are one pot casseroles and soups, plus recipes for the basics like shredded chicken for meal prep.

Speaking of meal prep, if you like to make foods ahead for the week to save yourself time later on, the Instant Pot can be so helpful. You can cook a batch of chicken breasts or thighs in a flavorful sauce in just minutes. Add in some veggies and rice or quinoa and you’ll have lunches or dinners ready for a few days.

Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Chicken

  • When cooking chicken breasts in your Instant Pot, the size of the individual breasts will determine the cook time. The beauty of the Instant Pot is that if you overcook your chicken a bit, it will still be tender and delicious.
  • If you open your Instant Pot after the pressure cooking cycle is finished and your chicken is not done, you can either (a) do a second pressure cooking cycle or (b) finish cooking the chicken using the Instant Pot’s sauté function.
  • You do not need to thaw frozen chicken before cooking it in your Instant Pot. Since the Instant Pot cooks quickly at high pressure, it is perfectly safe to cook frozen chicken in your pressure cooker!
  • One of my favorite things about the Instant Pot is that you can cook true one pot meals in it. You want to be careful to pressure cook foods that have similar cook times. For example, if you were to cook white rice and large chicken breasts together, the rice would likely be way overdone in the time that it would take to cook the chicken. I recommend following recipes from trusted sources until you get the hang of it.
  • You can thicken sauces or sauté veggies for your meal right in your Instant Pot using the sauté function. It is so easy and convenient!

Also see 29 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes here!

If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, read my quick-start Instant Pot Manual to learn the basics. If you’re looking to buy an Instant Pot, see my guide on which Instant Pot to buy.

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts

Chicken cooked from frozen in an Instant Pot

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant pot shredded chicken in a bowl.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot chicken thighs on a plate with potatoes and zucchini.

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Farro

Instant Pot Chicken Farro Stew

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken Breast Freezer Packs

Instant Pot Chicken Breast Freezer Packs

Pressure Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Pressure Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Garlic Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken

Pressure Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Pressure Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee

Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Pressure Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth

Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

The best Instant Pot chicken recipes to make dinner quick, easy and delicious! From how to cook frozen chicken in your Instant Pot, to healthy chicken breast and chicken thigh recipes, this list of Instant Pot chicken recipes has it all!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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