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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. 😉
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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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- 15 Delicious Instant Pot Desserts You Have to Try