A pressure cooker can make creating home-cooked dinners a breeze in a time crunch. If you’re looking to expand your chicken dinner repertoire, check out these 21 Instant Pot chicken recipes!

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Have a brand new pressure cooker and not sure what to do with it? You’re not alone. I’ve been there, and honestly, that kitchen gadget was intimidating at first!

However, once I made a few simple recipes, I became comfortable using it. Now, I love trying new Instant Pot recipes!

I recently went on a quest for new recipes to try, and since our family LOVES chicken, that seemed like the best place to start.

Wow, did I find a ton of yummy looking meals to try! Here are 21 of my new favorite Instant Pot chicken recipes that are perfect for you if you’re new to pressure cooking.

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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes That Anyone Can Make (Really!)

Cooking with an Instant Pot is without a doubt a time-saver. However, cooking your favorite chicken dinner recipes with your pressure cooker is different from other traditional cooking methods.

In case, if you have left over food, try these Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

Try these winner-winner chicken dinner recipes, Instant Pot style.

Rotisserie Chicken | Cooking With Curls

Make a rotisserie chicken (okay, a faux-tisserie chicken) in the Instant Pot! That’s right, folks, you can cook an entire chicken in just about 30 minutes.

This Instant Pot chicken recipe yields tender, juicy, and lick-your-fingers good meat.

roast chicken on a wooden platter

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Glue Sticks & Gumdrops

If you’re watching carbs or calories, these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps make a delicious lunch or light dinner idea. And if carbs are no issue to you, the chicken is perfect on a bun or baked potato.

Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps on wood planks

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings | My Stay At Home Adventures

For game nights or the weekend, try these Sweet and Sour Instant Pot Chicken Wings. They’re tangy, delicious, and the perfect appetizer for any party. Pair them with blue cheese or ranch!

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hand holding sweet and sour chicken wing with a bowl of chicken wings in the background

Instant Pot Orange Chicken | A Fork’s Tale

Get the ease of Asian takeout without breaking your food budget. This Instant Pot Orange Chicken is ready in about 15 minutes, and your family will gobble it up even faster than that. 😉

Instant pot orange chicken over rice on a platter

Chili Lime Chicken | Our Best Bites

If your pressure-cooked chicken isn’t turning out quite the way you’d hoped, you’re probably cooking it too long. I found out this nugget and lots of other helpful tips in this 6-Minute Chili Lime Chicken recipe. Plus, the chicken is amazing.

bowl of shredded chili lime chicken

Cream Cheese Chicken Pasta | Six Sisters’ Stuff

I’ve never gone wrong with a recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff. This Instant Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Pasta is on this month’s menu for our family. With lots of cream cheese and zesty Italian seasoning, it’s a must-try dish!

close up of cream cheese chicken pasta

Chicken Tikka Masala | Savory Tooth

Chicken Tikka Masala with lots of sauce can be done in the pressure cooker. Serve it with a big helping of basmati rice to soak it all up.

bowl of white rice and chicken tikka marsala

Chicken Taco Bowls | Wondermom Wannabe

Instant Pot dump recipes are my current favorites since I’m new to pressure cooking.

This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls from my friend Corinne is a super simple, super tasty meal the whole family will love.

chicken taco bowl ingredients in a bowl with a spoon

BBQ Chicken and Potatoes | Clarks Condensed

We are BBQ fanatics in our house. Seriously, slap some barbecue sauce on just about anything, and we’ll eat it! BBQ Chicken and Potatoes in the pressure is a great way to get our fix fast, and it looks positively scrumptious.

close up of BBQ chicken and potatoes

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice | The Typical Mom

Call me lazy, but sometimes I don’t want to fuss with cutting up chicken (and I’m not a big fan of drumsticks, wings or thighs). With this Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice recipe, I don’t have to do any chopping!

It uses frozen veggies and whole chicken breasts, so it’s easy peasy to prepare.

plate full of instant pot chicken and rice

Teriyaki Rice With Chicken and Broccoli | Life Made Sweeter

Teriyaki Rice with Chicken and Broccoli is ready in about 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal for the entire family.

close up of spoon holding teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli over a large platter.

21 Day Fix Chicken Marsala | Confessions of a Fit Foodie

21 Day Fix Chicken Marsala may be a healthy meal that works for your diet, but it’s nice enough to serve to company without them feeling like they are on a diet too.

After all, nothing’s worse than being invited for dinner and then the host reveals that he’s on a lettuce-only diet. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but you get what I mean.

plate of chicken marsala and fresh green beans

Honey Bourbon Chicken | Once A Month Meals

Add some rice and veggies to this saucy, juicy Honey Bourbon Chicken and it will become a fast favorite for your family. It reheats beautifully, too. Yum!

close up of bowl of white rice with honey bourbon chicken on top

Chicken Faux Pho | The Sophisticated Caveman

Chicken Faux Pho is best made with a skin-on, bone-in chicken because it makes for a heartier broth, which is definitely necessary for the soup.

close up of bowl of chicken faux pho

Shredded Mexican Chicken | Rebooted Mom

Shredded Mexican Chicken is a must-try for the Instant Pot. Use it for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or serve it over warm rice. It’s so versatile!

close up of platter of shredded mexican chicken

Chicken Tortilla Soup | A Pinch of Healthy

In the fall and winter, nothing will warm you up faster than this Chicken Tortilla Soup in the pressure cooker. Even kids love it, so you can’t miss when you need dinner in about 30 minutes.

Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with tortilla chips and a cut lime

Indian Butter Chicken | Raegun Ramblings

Make Indian Butter Chicken when you’re in the mood for food with a spicy kick. Adjust the spices to your family’s liking, such as adding more jalapeno for a dish with a little more bite to it.

Indian Butter Pressure Cooker Chicken over rice in a bowl

Chipotle Chicken Tacos | Dash of Herbs

Chipotle Chicken Tacos are great because not only are they kid-friendly, but they’re Weight Watchers friendly, too. Can you believe they’re only 4 SmartPoints?

close up of chipotle chicken tacos

Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken | Aunt Bee’s Recipes

If you’re looking for a way to use frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot, try this Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken. It’s crazy good, and frozen chicken is so convenient!

platter with white rice and spicy sweet and sour chicken on top

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice | A Pinch Of Healthy

Here’s another version of Instant Pot Chicken and Rice that I’ve tried personally, and it’s very good. We add a little oregano and rosemary to ours, but it’s yummy as is, too.

Instant pot bowl of chicken and rice with a plate of the prepared dish next to it

Skinny Kung Pao Chicken | Sweet C’s

Have Skinny Kung Pao Chicken in less time than it takes to order takeout. It tastes good, and it’s paleo and whole-30 complaint. Win, win, win!

bowl of skinny kung pao chicken

With this library of go-to pressure cooker chicken recipes, soon you’ll be basking in the joy and simplicity of pressure cooking. From classic Instant Pot chicken and rice to Instant Pot Dump Recipes and beyond, you’ll never want to go back!

Be bold, try new things, and the next thing you know, your Instant Pot will be your new favorite kitchen gadget.

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