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Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

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Are you a busy mom looking for delicious and easy dinner recipes? Look no further than these 30 Instant Pot chicken recipes! All you need is an Instant Pot, some fresh ingredients, and about 30 minutes or less to create delicious meals that the whole family will love.


What you’ll love about Instant Pot Chicken:

  • Quick & Easy – Chicken made in the instant pot is easy to make without losing any of the flavors. You can cook up to 8 or more chicken breasts at once, so you don’t have to worry about having enough for everyone. Plus, it’s done in a fraction of the time.
  • HEALTHY – Reach for the instant pot when you’re in a hurry instead of fast food with these 30 instant pot chicken dishes you can’t go wrong.

What is an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is an electric multi-cooker that combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker. It can be used to quickly cook a variety of dishes such as soups, stews, curries, rice dishes, beans, and more.

FAQs about Instant Pot Chicken

Yes, you can cook chicken from frozen in the Instant Pot. You will use the same cooking time on the recipe but keep in mind that the Instant Pot will take longer to come up to pressure when cooking frozen meat.

You can shred chicken that’s cooked in the instant pot or have full chicken breasts.

No, You can do a quick release with chicken without the chicken getting tough.

Chicken Breast, thighs, Wings, or even a whole chicken can be used.

30 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes:

1: Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole:

Instant Pot Chicken Potpie Casserole gives you the same flavor as a traditional pot pie, but without the pie crust, all the work, and less time cooking it. It’s easy and creamy plus, it’s an incredibly healthy way to enjoy chicken pot pie without the guilt!

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you don’t feel like slaving over the stove. Best of all, you can have this delicious meal ready in just 20 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, Easy Chicken Recipe

2: Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole:

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole gives you that rich, creamy flavor of chicken, ham, creamy pasta, and cheese that is ready to be served up to your family in under 10 minutes.


3: Instant Pot Crack Chicken:

Instant Pot Crack Chicken is shredded chicken, salty bacon, and ranch seasonings with cream cheese and cheddar that bring all your favorite flavors together in one delicious dish that is truly addicting. Plus, it’s a Keto-Friendly Recipe. What more could one ask for?

Crack Chicken on spoon

4: Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken:

Instant Pot General Tso Chicken Is the perfect hint of spicy and sweet, and the chicken is so tender it melts in your mouth. Serve over rice, and you will have better than takeout right at home. Make this recipe in minutes in your instant pot or slow cooker.


5: Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken:

This Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken makes fantastic shredded chicken sandwiches. Add a slice of provolone cheese on top of the roll! Or serve over rice or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. 

Mississippi Chicken Instant Pot

6: Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta:

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta is creamy, cheesy, and downright addictive. If you are a fan of the classic crack chicken that has taken the world by storm, you will do backflips for this crack chicken pasta!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

7: Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies:

Chicken Riggies has Tender Chicken and a Creamy Cheese sauce, Sweet Peppers, and a Spicy Hot kick of Red Cherry Peppers. The taste of the two sauces mixed with the hot is mouthwatering.

Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies
Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies

8: Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken:

Skip dining out and stay in. Whip up my Better than Take Out Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken and tickle those tastebuds with delight. Sweet, savory, and a nice punch of heat. 

If you have ever had Firecracker Chicken you know it is addictive. Serve over a bed of rice or cauliflower rice and dive in.

Better than Take Out Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken

9: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup:

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup have tender juicy chicken loaded with veggies and wild rice in a creamy thick broth that is full of flavor so much better than Panera’s chicken and wild rice soup.


10: Olive Garden Chicken Pasta:

Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta is an insanely easy dinner recipe that practically cooks itself. Tender, juicy chicken that is creamy and savory. 


11: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip:

Creamy, spicy, and downright addictive is what you get with this Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip! This easy dip recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next get-together. Serve it up with crackers, chips, and veggies for an appetizer everyone will love!


12: Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup:

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a satisfying and quick Instant Pot soup recipe with tender chicken, loads of that Tex-Mex flavor, and topped with all your favorite fixings.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup (Zero WW Points)

13: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders:

 Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders are tender pulled chicken with a blue cheese hot sauce that is the perfect mix of spice and a splash of sweetness. The Instant Pot makes these buffalo chicken sliders a breeze to cook, and the flavor factor is phenomenal! 

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

14: Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings:

Instant Pot chicken and dumpling recipe are so comforting that everyone in the family will enjoy it. You have tender pieces of juicy chicken, a creamy base, and veggies throughout, with perfectly cooked dumplings.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

15: Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup:

Here you have an Instant Pot chicken fajita soup that will be the perfect soup to serve up this winter. It’s full of chicken, peppers, onions, and all the classic seasonings. Serve this Instant Pot soup with a side of tortilla chips for added crunch! Enjoy it hot and spicy or mild and creamy – you decide what works best for your family.

16: Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice:

This Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice recipe is a protein and fiber-packed dish that is total comfort food.  The combination of wild rice and chicken makes for a delicious meal that can be served on its own, or with a side salad. What I love about this recipe is that it comes together in just one pot – making cleanup a breeze! Plus, you can make it in advance and serve as leftovers later in the week. Enjoy!

17: Instant Pot White Chicken Chili:

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a creamy, spicy chicken soup packed with white beans, corn, chilis, and chicken in a chicken broth with heavy cream. It’s perfect for a cold winter night or a quick weeknight dinner. With just 10 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes in the Instant Pot, you can have this delicious and comforting soup on your table in no time!

18: Instant Pot Barbeque Sandwiches:

Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Chicken is a dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe that takes under 30 minutes. Juicy barbecue shredded chicken to pile on a bun or even a bed of rice. This delicious Instant Pot pulled chicken packs a lot of flavors and is sure to be a hit in your family. It’s so easy to make and feeds a crowd!

19: Instant Pot Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Pasta:

Instant Pot Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy way to enjoy a creamy homemade pasta dish that everyone will love that combines Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce, cream cheese, chicken, parmesan cheese, and pasta that is ready in no time.

The Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce gives this dish an extra kick of flavor that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Add some steamed vegetables or a garden salad for a complete meal. Enjoy!

20: Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken Rice:

The Ultimate Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken is the perfect dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe. Insanely easy to prep, has incredible flavor, and even an Instant Pot Freezer Recipe for a meal later on.  

Fiesta chicken is full of tender chicken, corn, Rotel, ranch seasoning, and black beans. A meal in one!

21: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup:

If you are a fan of buffalo chicken wings then this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup is a must-make! You get the same flavors of a wing but in a creamy and smooth soup.

This soup is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, with the use of an Instant Pot, you can have dinner ready in no time! Serve this hot and creamy soup with a side of fresh bread or tortilla chips and you are all set! Enjoy!

22: Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken:

Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken is the perfect way to get that summer grilled taste, without the grill. Follow my Instant Pot beer can chicken recipe to get that incredible juicy chicken that will leave you wanting more. 

23: Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken:

This Jalapeno Hot Popper & Chicken Instant Pot Dip is my go-to party appetizer. This dish is creamy, with a hint of heat that you can kick up or tame to fit the heat factor you want, and just plain addicting.

Plus, it’s so easy to make in the Instant Pot that you can have a warm and hearty dip ready before your guests even arrive. Serve this appetizer with chips or crackers, and you’ve got a simple yet delicious crowd-pleaser!

Jalapeno Hot Popper & Chicken Instant Pot Dip
Jalapeno Hot Popper & Chicken Instant Pot Dip

24: Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole:

There is nothing I love more than a good flavorful casserole, and that is what you will find with Instant Pot Cracked Up Chicken and Broccoli Casserole.  This delicious one-pot meal comes together with minimal effort. The best part is that you can make it ahead of time and freeze it for later!

Instant Pot Cracked up Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole

25: Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken:

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is such an easy weeknight dinner. Boneless chicken diced up and smothered in a homemade honey garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of rice, or cauliflower rice, or pair with your favorite side dish recipes. 

26: Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice:

Butter chicken is one of those dishes that everyone loves, so why not make a quicker easier version, Instant Pot Butter Chicken? This dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packs so much flavor and most of the ingredients you probably have on hand.

27: Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Scampi:

Instant Pot Olive Garden CopyCat Chicken Scampi. It gives you that restaurant-quality taste, made in your kitchen in no time flat. The chicken is cooked to perfection with a buttery garlic sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Serve the Instant Pot Olive Garden CopyCat Chicken Scampi with your favorite pasta for an amazing dinner! The best part? It’s so easy to make that you can whip it up in just 20 minutes. So why wait

28: Instant Pot Asiago Chicken Risotto :

This one-pot Instant Pot asiago chicken with mushroom risotto is a family favorite, especially when it is made in the instant pot! Prep and cooking were a breeze, as well as the cleanup!  Plus, the flavors were great!

I love that it only uses one pot, so there are fewer dishes to worry about afterward. The combination of asiago cheese and mushrooms really makes this dish stand out. It’s definitely one of my go-to recipes when I’m short on time or feeling lazy but still wants something delicious.

29: Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks:

Instant Pot chicken drumsticks are the perfect easy weeknight dinner! Thanks to the Instant Pot, this recipe is so simple, and cleanup is a breeze. Just add your chicken drumsticks and seasoning to the pressure cooker, then let it do its thing.

In just 30 minutes, you’ll have juicy, flavorful chicken cooked to perfection. Cover with sauce and pop it under the broiler for delicious bbq chicken your family will love. Serve with your favorite sides or atop a bed of rice for a complete meal.

30: Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew:

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is such a comforting bowl of stew. Bursting with spices, vegetables, and tender pieces of chicken in every bite. The Instant Pot gives this Tuscan chicken stew that slow and simmered taste, in a fraction of the time. If you are on the hunt for fast, easy, and comforting this chicken stew is yours! 

I hope you enjoy all these chicken recipes in this post thanks for reading! I’m always looking for new and delicious recipes to try out in the kitchen, so if you have any suggestions or ideas I’d love to hear them. In the meantime, I’ll be sure to share my own tried-and-true favorites with everyone here on Adventures of a Nurse. Thanks again for reading! Happy cooking! 🙂

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