Are you looking for healthy, easy weeknight dinner options? I feel your pain. Busy work and family schedules make it so hard to find time to cook. Lately instant pot chicken recipes have become one of our go to solutions for nights when there’s just not enough time. The best part? Our picky eater is slowly expanding her food repertoire as we serve one of her favorite foods in different styles. And we’re less likely to splurge on takeout when we can quickly pull together dinner with our Instant Pot.
These instant pot chicken recipes are all easy to throw together and incredibly delicious. You’ll have a family dinner on the table in no time!
Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
This honey garlic chicken breast recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen is a family favorite. It’s a 30-minute meal from prep through depressurization and it’s really easy to throw together. I love to serve Kristine’s chicken with whatever fresh veggies come in our farm share and an easy starch, like rice or mashed potatoes.
Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls
Lauren at Tastes Better from Scratch shared a wonderful instant pot chicken taco bowls recipe. This kid favorite is easy to assemble in under thirty minutes. And I’ve been known to dump the leftovers onto tortilla chips for nachos the next day. Delicious!
Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic
Lemon Chicken with Garlic is a healthy, tasty dinner option and Kelly from Life Made Sweeter shares a great recipe. It pairs really well with roasted asparagus or broccoli.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Joanna, the blogger behind Jo Cooks, has the most amazing instant pot chicken noodle soup recipe. We whipped up batches of this delicious comfort food throughout the winter. It’s so good that I have a feeling it’ll remain in our recipe rotation, even as we get away from soup whether. And you better believe I’ll be breaking it out again frequently come fall!
Instant Pot Coconut Tandori Chicken
Lindsay at Pinch of Yum is a food blogger I’ve been following for years and her recipes never disappoint. This delectable coconut tandoori chicken recipe is super easy and incredibly tasty. It’s also a great perfect for freezing. I like to pick up double the ingredients, throw one batch in our Instant Pot, and mix up a second batch to toss in the freezer for days when we just don’t have time to grab groceries.
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
This Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan recipe from Gina at Skinny Taste is simple and delicious. It’s a great option for a crowd, since most people enjoy a good chicken parmesan.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and Dumplings is one of my husband’s favorite childhood meals. Michelle at Flavor Mosaic has a wonderful Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe. We use canned biscuits to make the dumplings, which helps speed up prep time.
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
If you’re a fan of Indian food, you must try this Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe from Jo at Curry Trail. It’s rich, creamy, and the perfect comfort food at the end of a long day. Just make sure you pick up the spices she mentions – curry powder is a poor substitute.
Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken
Catalina at Sweet and Savory Meals shares a wonderful recipe for Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken. This 30-minute meal is incredibly flavorful and makes plenty of leftovers. Serve over rice and you have a quick and easy dinner.
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Tips for Cooking Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
- Add any thick sauces after cooking: barbecue sauce, cream-based sauces, and tomato sauces are delicious, but your Instant Pot needs liquid to come to pressure. The sauces will be watered down if you add them early.
- One pot meals are more complicated: Cooking vegetables and chicken together is possible, but you’ll need to match up the cooking time, or add the veggies part way through. However, if you add ingredients during cooking you’ll need to allow your Instant Pot time to come back up to the right pressure. This means you’ll be adding some extra time, so think through whether that makes the most sense for you, or whether you’d be better off whipping up the veggies separately.
- How to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot: Add 2-4 extra minutes of cooking time if you’re using frozen chicken breasts instead of fresh .
- Food safety: use an instant read thermometer to make sure your chicken is cooked to at least 165 degrees F. If the chicken isn’t quite cooked through when the recipe indicates it should be done, you can put your Instant Pot on saute mode to finish cooking your chicken.
Do you have a favorite instant pot chicken recipe? Please share a link in the comments. We’re always looking for delicious suggestions to add to our rotation!