Best Instant Pot Chicken Recipes that are easy and delicious, perfect for beginners and seasoned pressure cooking fans! This collection includes recipes for meal prep, busy weeknights and weekend dinners.
Our family loves my Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken, the Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and the popular Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with gravy.
One of the most popular things to cook in the Instant Pot is hands down chicken. You can cook a whole chicken (rotisserie style), chicken breasts or thighs or ground chicken right in your pressure cooker. Not only that, but you can cook it from frozen to perfectly juicy as well! Now that's a time saver. Follow my tips for the best results and check out the collection of recipes below. It's great for beginners and seasoned fans of the Instant Pot.
New to Instant Pot? Make sure to check out our Instant Pot Guide for Beginners and browse our Instant Pot Category for more recipes.
Tips for the best Instant Pot chicken:
- use same-size pieces for even cooking;
- use Natural Pressure Release for the best, delicious and juicy chicken. Quick release draws the juices out and will result in dry meat;
- use more seasoning than usually for best flavors;
- if cooking frozen chicken, make sure each piece is separate; don't place a big chunk of frozen stuck to each other chicken pieces;
- if possible, sear the chicken on "saute" setting for the best flavor and delicious gravy;
How to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot?
The best thing about pressure cooking is that you can forget about thawing the chicken (quite literally actually!) and cook it from frozen to perfectly juicy and delicious. The Instant Pot will take longer to come to pressure because it will be thawing the freezing cold meat first. Also, you will need to add 3 to 5 minutes to the cooking time for frozen meat. Also, skip searing the chicken since frozen meat does not sear well. You may also end up having more liquid at the bottom of the Instant Pot insert since the chicken had to thaw out in the pot.
Instant Pot chicken recipes:
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup
Instant Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Honey Sesame Instant Pot Chicken Thighs from Salty Marshmallow
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan from Skinnytaste
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken from Kristine's Kitchen blog
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes from Creme De La Crumb
Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breast from The Recipe Rebel
Instant Pot Butter Chicken from Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken from Jessica Gavin blog
Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken from Sweet and Savory Meals
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Love this roundup! It makes the instant pot seem so usable and promotes healthiness with all these being chicken recipes
Beth Klosterboer says
So many great recipe suggestions. I can't wait to try a bunch.
Thank you, Beth!
Sara Welch says
What great recipes! I can use these all year long! Yum!
So many great recipes!
Always looking for new ways to use my IP - there are some great recipes to try here!