28 Best IP Chicken Recipes

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Instant Pot’s are a wonderful kitchen appliance that make cooking a delicious meal quick and easy. This list of 28 best IP chicken recipes has everything from how to cook frozen chicken in the IP to Instant Pot chicken and dumplings.

Shredded chicken on plate and in pressure cooker.


IP’s or the Instant Pot, is a pressure cooker that has become popular over the years. They have several cooking functions like sautéing, slow cooking, and pressure cooking making them perfect for a one-pot meal.

There are so many things this cooker can make from desserts to a full dinner but one of our favorite things to make is chicken.

Many of these chicken recipes can be made in about 30 minutes with a few, simple ingredients. Great for weeknight meals that will satisfy your family.

We love to make these delicious IP chicken recipes all year round. There are sure to be a few you will want to add to your next weekly menu.

28 IP Chicken Recipes

1. Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

Chicken and gravy are a classic combination and cooking it in the Instant Pot makes is so simple. The sauté function of the IP and a cornstarch slurry comes in handy when it’s time to make the delicious gravy.

Serve over creamy mashed potatoes or cauliflower for a tasty dinner.

2. IP Orange Chicken

Orange chicken in the Instant Pot is sure to become a family favorite. This restaurant classic is easy to make at home and budget friendly. Tender chicken is smothered in a yummy orange sauce.

Try adding a little heat with crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce or get those veggies in by adding your favorite vegetables like peppers or broccoli.

3. Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli

This is another delicious restaurant style meal. Instant Pot chicken and broccoli can be cooked in about 30 minutes from start to finish. Try serving with white rice, brown rice or even cauliflower rice.

4. Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta

This is a super easy meal that comes together quickly. Use the sauté mode to cook chicken, cook pasta and then add in some of your favorite pesto for delicious flavor.

5. Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Craving a restaurant favorite? Be sure to try this simple dinner that has a creamy sauce and juicy chicken.

The tikka masala sauce has Greek yogurt, garlic lemon juice, tomato sauce, cream, cilantro and a variety of spices.

This recipe can also be used to make in the slow cooker if you don’t have a pressure cooker.

6. Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe

This is a delicious go-to chicken recipe that is perfect anytime of year. Learn how to make the best tender, juicy chicken that can be made with 5 minutes of cooking time and 5 minutes of pressure release.

This is a great recipe for beginners to try. It cooks up with a light gravy and is delicious served with potatoes and veggies.

7. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm, comforting chicken noodle soup is made easy with the help of a pressure cooker. An amazing, flavorful broth is filled with shredded chicken, vegetables, and egg noodles.

8. IP Honey Garlic Chicken

This meal is a flavor explosion of salty and sweet. The honey garlic sauce tastes just like what you would get with take-out but even better! It can be made in 20 minutes with a few simple ingredients.

9. Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

Shredded chicken can be used for a variety of different meals. This recipe demonstrates how to easily make shredded or “pulled” chicken in the IP using boneless, skinless chicken breasts in minutes.

10. Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Did you know you can cook a whole chicken in the IP in less than 30 minutes? This chicken is delicious and versatile.

Try serving with roasted vegetables, potatoes or use for things like chicken quesadillas or nachos.

11. Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Is there anything better than homemade chicken and dumplings? This is a hearty meal that is the ultimate in comfort food. Made with chicken, canned biscuits, potato, and veggies, you won’t believe how easy it is to make in about an hour.

12. Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Tender chicken, mushrooms, and an out of this world sauce come together to make this elegant meal. Chicken Marsala is a classic Italian dish that uses a dry marsala wine to add rich flavor to the dish.

13. Instant Pot Lemon Butter Chicken

This is an easy Instant Pot recipe that works well for a busy night when you just need to get dinner on the table. The acid in the lemon adds a fresh, bright taste to this chicken meal and of course you can’t go wrong by adding butter and garlic.

This is also a low-carb friendly meal and can be easily adjusted for Paleo or Whole30.

14. Instant Pot Chicken And Rice

Creamy and rich chicken and rice is so good, even the kids will love it! Made with chicken, rice, parmesan cheese, and a little lemon juice to add bright, fresh flavor. Easy enough for a weeknight and tasty enough to serve to dinner guests.

15. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

If you want tender, fall apart chicken, this is the recipe for you. Made with an easy homemade BBQ sauce, this is a saucy dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Try serving on a bun, over rice, or even over mashed potatoes for a full meal.

16. Instant Pot Chicken Chili

When it’s cold outside you can’t beat a big bowl of white chicken chili. It’s full of chicken, beans, and warm spices.

Try topping your chili with things like sour cream, diced avocado, and of course some shredded cheese. It’s also delicious served with a side of cornbread or tortilla chips.

17. Instant Pot Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot chicken is simply addicting. Made with chicken breasts, Italian seasoning, ranch seasoning, cream cheese and more cheese! So many delicious flavors, this chicken is great served on a bun, in a wrap, on pasta, or even in a lettuce cup.

18. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Want something new to try for dinner that your family will love? This honey mustard chicken is a must make. Try using chicken legs, boneless skinless chicken thighs, or your favorite cut of chicken for this amazing meal.

19. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta

A pasta recipe that is hard to resist, this Tuscan chicken pasta is creamy, warm, a the perfect comfort food. Filled with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, chicken, Campanelle pasta and a cream cheese based sauce that is rich and delicious.

20. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

A popular soup is easily made in minutes with the Instant Pot. This family favorite meal is great all year long and is wonderful served with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream.

21. IP Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs can be used for a variety of different meals. These chicken meatballs are gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. I like making a double batch to freeze some for another meal.

22. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This is another fast, easy, hearty meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Tender pieces of chicken are cooked with penne pasta, marinara sauce and topped with melted cheese. You can also switch it up and use breaded chicken. A one-pot meal that is sure to become a favorite!

23. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

IP chicken alfredo is cooked all in one pressure cooker. Creamy and oh so good, this chicken pasta recipe is a keeper.

24. Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

Learn how to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot with this step-by-step post. Frozen chicken can be cooked in the IP without having to thaw.

A few things to remember, the cook time can vary depending on the size of the chicken and if it is bone-in or boneless. It’s also easy to add seasonings or sauces to this juicy chicken.

25. Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tender chicken is stuffed with ham and cheese and cooked up in the pressure cooker with stuffing. This meal all comes together in about 40 minutes.

26. Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

A one pot meal that is perfect for meal planning. The chicken, rice, and vegetables all cook together in the Instant Pot for a dish that tastes better than take-out.

If you have leftovers or making for weekly meal prep, be sure to store in an air tight container.

27. Instant Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Chicken is cooked in a combination of brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and lemon-lime soda. Yes, that’s right, bubbly soda is used to add delicious flavor to this meal. You can also use fresh chicken breast or frozen chicken breast to make it even easier.

Once the chicken is cooked, shred and serve over rice, pasta, or even vegetables. One of our favorite instant pot chicken recipes.

28. Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes

One of the best IP chicken and potato recipes around, this easy to make meal can be made in 30 minutes.

Chicken breasts are seasoned with ranch flavors and cooked up with parmesan potatoes for a hearty dinner.

More easy Instant Pot recipes

Shredded chicken on plate and in pressure cooker.
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IP Chicken Recipe

By Heather
Ideas for Instant Pot chicken including this basic recipe for Instant Pot chicken breast.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Pour 1 cup chicken broth or water into a 6-quart Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet into the pot. Place chicken breasts on the trivet.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. After the cook time has finished, release the pressure.
  • Open the lid and check to make sure the chicken reaches 165 degrees F internal temperature.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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