Over 20 Amazing Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

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Over 20 Amazing Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

Thanks to electric pressure cookers like the Instant Pot pressure cooking is all the rage again and not at all scary anymore. They offer convenience, shorter cooking times, and the ability to make amazingly tender meats.

With the busy lives we all have, who doesn’t welcome ways to put dinner on the table faster. I think an electric pressure cooker is the perfect fit for every family’s kitchen.

Next comes the question of what to cook in it. Here I’ve compiled some of the best chicken based pressure cooker recipes you can make in the Instant Pot.

From one pot wonders to soups & stews and even tips + tricks to cooking any part of the chicken – even from frozen!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipes

Having shredded chicken on hand is the ultimate dinner hack for busy parents. The ways to use shredded chicken are almost endless, and even the pickiest eaters usually enjoy white meat shredded chicken.

Whether you are having taco night, a quick summer dinner salad, or want to make a hearty casserole – shredded chicken always comes in handy.

Use these delicious and easy shredded chicken based pressure cooker recipes for quick dinners or for family dinner meal prep. You’ll never regret having a stockpile of cooked shredded chicken in the fridge or freezer. (Tip: frozen cooked shredded chicken thaws in no time!)

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

Cilantro Lime Pulled Chicken

Shredded Chicken Thighs

One Pot Chicken and Rice Recipes

The Instant Pot also is great for making easy one-pot meals where you cook the protein, starchy side, and vegetables all at the same time.

That means as soon as the pressure cooker finishes dinner is ready – although a simple green salad is always a good idea. And you can easily throw that salad together while the rest of the dinner is being cooked completely hands-off.

Here are three delicious flavor variations of chicken and rice pressure cooker recipes:


Cajun Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Uzbek Chicken And Rice Pilaf (Plov)

Peruvian Chicken and Green Rice


Pressure Cooker Chicken Breast Recipes

 Chicken breast is probably the one protein you already have in your freezer.

Here is one post that includes not one but 7(!) different ways to prepare chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. You can even prep them ahead as freezer packs.

While those thaw the chicken already marinates in the awesome sauce mixtures. This makes for amazingly bold flavors throughout.

7 Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes

And some more delicious recipes using chicken breast:

Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Lemon Chicken

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs are a great alternative to chicken breasts if you like juicier, more flavorful meats. If you don’t like to deal with skin and bones, you can also get them boneless, skinless from the store.

Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken Thighs

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Perfect Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Indian Recipes

Feel like Indian takeout but aren’t fond of the price tag? Here are easy recipes to make your takeout favourites affordably at home.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soups and Stews

 The Instant Pot is also fantastic for making comforting soups and stews. Think of all the cozy things you usually make in your slow cooker in the cooler months.

The Instant Pot can make those too – in just a fraction of that coking time with the same flavourful results.

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Stew

Chicken Chili Verde

Chicken Potato Corn Chowder

Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

When you need to use up all the veggies on their last leg or any other leftovers (including roasted/shredded chicken) this is a great fridge-clean-out soup:

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Soup

How to Cook Any Chicken Part (whole, breast, thigh, leg, wing)

If you just want to know the best cooking times for any chicken part, you need to read this post. It’s basically the Instant Pot Chicken Encyclopedia!

Whether you just want to cook super simple chicken, or you have an existing chicken recipe that you want to convert for the pressure cooker; finding the accurate cooking time for each chicken cut is a great starting point.

Can you Cook Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot? 

Absolutely! Try this recipe for a

Whole Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

After trying this you may never want to go through the hassle of making a roasted chicken in your oven (that could potentially end up all dried out).

You may even want to go as far as skipping the hot rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. This easy recipe is almost as convenient. Plus you can make it with higher welfare chicken or one from your local farmer connection (those are great to have!)

Are you one of the many moms who always has frozen chicken breasts in the freezer? The next time you forget to take them out to thaw, pick one of these delicious chicken based pressure cooker recipes and get to cookin’!

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot

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