18 Simple Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

18 Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes that your family will LOVE!

As a busy mom, I love, love, love my Instant Pot! Every morning I have these grand ideas about making delicious, home-cooked meals for my family. Then suddenly it’s 5 pm and I haven’t gotten anything started, or even thawed the meat!

Now I can take chicken straight from the freezer, throw it in the Instant Pot and let it do it’s magic! 60-90 minutes later, we have a yummy dinner on the table! Being able to do this with my Instant Pot has saved me from ordering takeout more times than I can count.

18 Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes (Healthy & Delicious)

Now, I know you’re probably living a super busy life too, so I’ve curated some of my favorite instant pot chicken recipes for you to try out. These recipes are healthy, delicious, and best of all they’re super easy to make. You’re going to love them!

FabuLESSly Frugal tip: If you are starting with frozen chicken, put it in your Instant Pot with a cup of water and cook for about 20 minutes. Then start your recipe and cook as directed.

1. Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Honey teriyaki instant pot chicken recipe

The fresh teriyaki sauce in this Honey Teriyaki Instant Pot Chicken Recipe is delicious. Plus, it’s easy to make and can give a little variety to your dinner table.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

See more of this Honey Teriyaki Chicken Recipe!

2. Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper instant pot Chicken Recipe

The flavor of this Lemon Pepper Chicken is incredible, and the chicken is so tender that it almost falls apart when you cut into it.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

See more of this Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe!

3. White Chicken Chili Recipe

White chili instant pot chicken

If you’ve never had White Chicken Chili, or even if you have, you’ll want to try this White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Recipe. It is a lighter version of traditional chili that warms your tummy on crisp fall days.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 cans great northern beans (or other white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (7-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn (optional)

See more of this White Chicken Chili Recipe!

4. Mexican Shredded Chicken

Mexican Shredded instant pot Chicken Recipe

Whip up a batch of this Mexican Shredded Chicken in your Instant Pot and serve it over a salad, in a tortilla, or on nachos. Honestly though, this chicken is so good that you might just want to eat it on its own.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2-3 cloves, minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

See more of this Mexican Shredded Chicken!

5. Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Instant pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Everyone loves a good bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup on a cold day. This Instant Pop Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a hit.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 whole 4- to 5-pound chicken, giblets discarded
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 cups water
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces extra wide egg noodles (2 2/3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

See more of this Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe!

6. Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant pot Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

This Honey Sesame Chicken Instant Pot Recipe calls for just a few ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. It’s a quick to dinner to make for those days you haven’t planned ahead.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
    sesame seeds

See more of this Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe!

7. Instant Pot Chicken Butternut Quinoa Stew

Instant pot Chicken Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew Recipe

This Chicken Butternut Quinoa Stew doesn’t look or taste they way you expect a stew too. It’s ingredients will add a yummy new flare to your traditional meals.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14-ounce) petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped butternut squash (about 1 medium squash, peeled and seeded)
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

See more of this Chicken Butternut Quinoa Stew Recipe!

8. BBQ Chicken Street Burritos

BBQ instant pot Chicken Street Burritos

This BBQ Chicken Street Burritos Instant Pot Recipe is not only easy to make, it only costs about $5 to feed a family of 4! Did I mention it’s really yummy too?

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 pounds of frozen chicken (approx 2-3 large chicken breasts)
  • 1.5 cups of BBQ sauce
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 15 oz can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 cups frozen corn
  • 8 Flour Burrito Shells

See more of this BBQ Chicken Street Burritos Instant Pot Recipe!

9. Creamy Bacon Ranch Cracked Chicken

Instant pot creamy bacon ranch crack chicken

Serve this Cracked Chicken over rice or pasta for a hearty dinner. Thanks for the recipe One Hangry Mama!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 6-9 pieces bacon chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pkt. ranch seasoning
  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese softened and cubed
  • 1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 4-5 green onions chopped

See more of this Creamy Bacon Ranch Cracked Chicken Recipe!

10. Chicken Florentine

Instant pot Chicken Florentine

This Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe from Jay’s Sweet N Sour Life is a cheaper and healthier alternative to pre-made frozen pasta dishes, and almost as easy to make!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1-2 lb’s of boneless chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Onion Powder or use 1/2 a onion minced
  • 2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder or use 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 Box of Bow Tie Noodles
  • 2 Can’s of Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Milk
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Spinach
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

See more of this Chicken Florentine Recipe!

11. Chicken Gyros

Instant pot Chicken Gyros Recipe

Gyros are one of the most sought after fair foods. Now you can make them at home with this Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Recipe from 365 Days of Crockpot.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat (you can use frozen or thawed)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Pita bread
  • Lettuce for topping
  • Tomatoes for topping
  • Feta cheese crumbles for topping

See more of this Chicken Gyro Recipe!

12. BBQ Chicken & Potatoes

Instant pot BBQ Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken & Potatoes Recipe is one of the easiest Instant Pot chicken recipes on our list. Just throw in a few ingredients, set your timer, and a few minutes later you’ll be enjoying dinner! Thanks for the idea Clarks Condensed!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 pounds frozen chicken, if fresh, adjust cooking time
  • 1 cup favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2-3 large potatoes, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, sliced

See more of this BBQ Chicken & Potatoes Recipe!

13. Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Instant pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Nothing says comfort food like chicken and dumplings. Try out this Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings Recipe from Margin Making Mom for a warm meal on cool fall days.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2 stalks of celery, broken in half
  • 1/2 onion (chunk)
  • salt & pepper to taste
For the Dumplings:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs milk

See more of this Chicken & Dumplings Recipe!

14. Orange Chicken

Instant pot Orange Chicken Recipe

This Orange Chicken Instant Pot Recipe takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Thanks, A Forks Tale!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3/4 cup favorite dark sweet barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • chopped green onions for garnish

See more of this Orange Chicken Recipe!

15. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

I can’t wait to try this Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe from No. 2 Pencil! It will be a fun twist for Taco Tuesday!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of uncooked extra-long grain rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 1/4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups of reduced fat Colby jack Monterrey jack or cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • freshly diced tomatoes
  • diced green onions
  • sour cream
  • guacamole

See more of this Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe!

16. Indian Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken

It’s fun to introduce kids to different cultures through food. This would be a great conversation starter to get your family interested in learning about India. Thanks, Jay’s Sweet N Sour Life!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 lb’s of chicken breast or tenderloins diced into ¼ inch pieces if Frozen No need to Dice
  • 1 Stick of Butter or ½ a cup
  • 2 Teaspoons of Garam Masala
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper optional – omit if you don’t want heat added to the dish
  • 2 Teaspoons of Curry Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger OR 2 Teaspoons of minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk In can, sold at any grocery store
  • 1 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • 1 6 oz Can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 Onion Minced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • Cilantro for Garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbs CornStarch
  • 1 Tbs Water

See more of this Indian Butter Chicken Recipe!

17. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instant pot chicken tortilla soup

Here’s another Instant Pot chicken recipe with a Mexican flare! Cook up some soup, add tortillas and cheese, and it’ll feel like your own little family fiesta! Thanks, Kitchen Cat!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 12 oz your favorite salsa
  • 6 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn

See more of this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe!

18. Instant Pot Chicken Moo Goo Gai Pan

Instant Pot Chicken Moo Goo Gai Pan

If you’re looking for a yummy, gluten-free Instant Pot recipe, here’s one for you. This Instant Pot Moo Goo Gai Pan from Noshtastic is a simple stir fry that is super fast and easy to prepare.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless, chicken thighs, cut into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup gluten free chicken stock
  • 1.5 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 8 oz bamboo shoots (canned)
  • 8 oz water chestnuts (canned)

See more of this Chicken Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe!

Final Thoughts

There you have it, 18 simple Instant Pot chicken recipes. Let us know which recipe you’re going to try first in the comments below! Personally, I’d go with the Instant Pot chicken burrito bowl. That thing looks flavorful.

If you’ve already tried some of these recipes and you’re looking for some more variety, check out our other Instant Pot recipes. You can also subscribe to our weekly recipe email to get the latest and greatest recipes sent straight to your inbox!

Easy instant pot chicken recipes healthy

Ingredients: Chicken
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, Fall, Super Bowl Party, Winter
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Soups and Chilis, Instant Pot

Leave a Review/Reply

Want to see your picture by your comment? Get your custom avatar by registering for free at Gravatar.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *