Instant pots will always be there for you… and in my experience, chicken is one of the best things to cook in them! We have compiled for you 35 of the best Instant Pot Chicken Recipes you could ever imagine!
This recipe list is so diverse, including cuisines like Chinese, Mexican, and tons of other cultures. It also includes classics like rotisserie chicken and chicken parmesan pasta!
We know you will love every single one of these recipes on our list, so that’s why we included them! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself breaking out the instant pot and chicken right away!
1. Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken
A tasty way to start off this list, here is one of our own GypsyPlate recipes! This is a great chicken recipe that will have your mouth watering as soon as the aromas hit the air! This is a Hawaiian inspired pineapple chicken recipe, and it is a great option if you want a super easy and delicious dinner!
2. Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and Dumplings are one of my favorite dishes to have. This recipe combines that with one of my favorite cooking methods, the Instant Pot. Of course, this recipe includes peas and carrots, as well as deliciously tender chicken and great homemade dumplings!
The best part is that it only takes about an hour to prepare and cook, and it is still just as delicious as the traditionally made version of this dish!
3. Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Teriyaki is such a great dish to have after a long day, and cooking it in an instant pot makes it even greater. This recipe uses delicious and juicy chicken thighs with a great sauce that includes soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. These ingredients marry together to create the perfect chicken teriyaki that barely took any time out of your day!
4. Instant Pot Chicken Nachos
Nachos are always a classic party food, and with this recipe those party guests will be begging you for more! These super easy instant pot chicken nachos are the best, and they come with shredded chicken, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and all of the other fixings!
You and your guests will not be disappointed with this amazing nacho recipe! Instant (pot) success!
5. Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
Have you ever heard of chicken Tinga? It’s a delicious Mexican dinner, and you will be super impressed by how great it is made with an instant pot!
This is a great way to try a new recipe. All you have to do is combine shredded chicken, tomato purée, and chipotle peppers, and you will have an amazing Mexican flavored meal that will have your mouth watering!
6. Instant Pot Chicken Wings (Buffalo!)
Buffalo wings! These are yummy in everyone’s tummy! The instant pot version of this classic meal is amazing! It only takes 15 minutes, and you’ll have the juiciest, most delicious buffalo wings you’ve ever tried!
You don’t even have to use many ingredients, as the recipe only includes a few seasonings, chicken wings, and hot sauce! This is a perfect chicken wing!
7. Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken
Sometimes it’s okay to admit that you are craving unhealthy takeout food. But that doesn’t mean that you have to actually order it! This recipe is General Tso’s chicken, which is an instant pot version of a classic Chinese takeout meal, and this version is healthy!
We promise you’ll love this sweet and savory dish, and it will definitely taste just as good (if not better!) as the real thing. You will be amazed at what is gracing your taste buds!
8. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
When I saw this recipe I could not wait to try it! This is because this instant pot chicken noodle soup recipe is the best I have had! Once you try this you won’t want to make chicken noodle soup any other way.
Just combine the classic ingredients like carrots, shredded chicken, noodles, and chicken broth, and you’ll have a great time! It only takes about an hour! Serve this chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side 😉 !
9. Instant Pot Chicken and Vegetables
Are you looking for a traditional chicken and vegetable recipe? Are you also looking to cook it easy peasy and fast? Look no further! Here is a recipe for instant pot chicken and vegetables. This recipe combines chicken with potatoes, onions, carrots, and mushrooms, which makes for the perfect classic and hearty meal for a cold day or a long weekend!
10. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
BBQ chicken is one of this author’s favorite meals! To make it even better, you’re putting it all in an instant pot, which will instantly make your mouth water once you smell the delicious aromas!
This, of course, includes chicken with great seasonings and some store-bought barbecue sauce. This recipe is so easy, and it only takes about 30 minutes! Talk about the perfect package!
11. Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos
Chicken tacos… A staple in this author’s household! This instant pot salsa Verde chicken taco recipe is a new favorite of mine. These are really great because it keeps the chicken juicy and you can use whatever toppings you want to make the perfect meal for you!
All you have to do is combine some seasonings with chicken breasts and a jar of salsa Verde, and you will be amazed at what is sitting in front of you! Everyone in your family will love this recipe!
12. Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
One could suppose that chicken cacciatore is a fancier dish… But who said it had to be complicated? This recipe is so easy and it creates a flavorful masterpiece!
Just combine chicken, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, carrots, and sliced mushrooms, and you’ll have the perfect chicken cacciatore recipe! It’s amazing to see what an instant pot can help you achieve! This only takes half an hour, and it is perfect!
13. Instant Pot Sticky Chicken Thighs Recipe
You might be wondering… What are sticky thighs? This is an Asian inspired meal that combines juicy and delicious chicken thighs with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot chili sauce, and a few other ingredients to make the perfect meal!
You can even top this recipe with sesame seeds to create a perfect bite! This recipe has notes of sweet and savory, and we know you will enjoy it, just like the rest of these recipes!
14. Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Tuscan chicken pasta is an amazing meal, but what makes it even more amazing is if you could cook it in your instant pot. Well, you can! This recipe is the classic Tuscan pasta recipe all in an instant pot!
It includes sun-dried tomatoes, noodles, cream cheese, and, of course, chicken, and it’ll taste just like if you made it with hours of hard work over the stove! We hope you love it as much as we do!
15. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Alfredo is just another great and classic pasta recipe, so we want to make it easier for everyone to cook! This instant pot recipe makes the clastic chicken Alfredo which includes parmesan, fettuccine noodles, white wine, and chicken.
It’s amazing what the instant pot can do, turning a classic recipe into a classic and easy one! You will love smelling this when you open your instant pot after only 40 minutes!
16. Instant Pot Chicken Pho
Pho is an amazing Vietnamese soup which has noodles in it. This chicken pho recipe is perfect, not only because of the taste of it itself, but because you could just cook it in your instant pot in less than an hour!
This is amazing, and all you have to do is combine chicken, rice noodles, and loads of spices, you will be very impressed with what comes out of this recipe! Enjoy!
17. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Salsa chicken… Sounds simple right? It really is! This recipe only calls for six ingredients, so it’s perfect for a busy day where you don’t want to think too hard about what you’re having for dinner!
Combine chicken with chili powder, cumin, salt, salsa, and chicken broth, and you’ll have the perfect salsa chicken. The best part is that it only takes about half an hour to prepare! Everyone in your family will love you for making this!
18. Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken With Lemon, Olives & Potatoes
This Moroccan chicken is an amazing and healthy recipe that is super easy to make in your instant pot! As the title suggests, you will have to combine chicken with lemon, olives, and potatoes, as well as a few other ingredients, and this will make for an amazing meal!
Pair this with cauliflower rice (or regular rice), and we promise that you won’t be disappointed by this citrusy and delicious meal!
19. Instant Pot Chicken Stew
Chicken stew is great, but you don’t always want to wait hours to eat it! Here we have an amazing recipe for that exact situation! This instant pot chicken stew is super hearty, and it combines chicken with a savory sauce and delicious vegetables! You won’t want to miss out on trying this recipe! We love it and so will you.
20. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
My first thought when I saw this recipe was “Oh my goodness”. This author has always loved lemon garlic chicken, so seeing it in an instant pot recipe instantly made my mouth water! We hope it makes your eyes water too! This of course combines juicy chicken in a buttery lemon garlic sauce. Add some herbs and love into this recipe and it will be sure to be wanting a second plate!
21. Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken
This is another Mexican inspired meal, and you do not have to doubt that this will be delicious! This chicken is super tender, and it’s combined with amazing sauce that has salsa, green chilies, tomatoes, and other spices! It’s super easy and only takes about half an hour, so this is perfect for one of those busy days!
22. Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe
When I say I love white chicken chili, I mean it! This white chicken chili has got to be my favorite recipe of them all, and I’ve tried a lot of white chicken chili recipes!
This recipe includes a variety of beans with tomatoes, cream cheese, and a few other ingredients, of course including chicken! When you’re finished cooking, all you have to do is shred the chicken and stir it all up, and you’ll have the perfect white chicken chili!
23. Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are one of the best cuts of chicken… They are always juicy and tender, and just delicious! Here is an instant pot recipe that accentuates those qualities. This is garlic parmesan chicken, and all you have to do is combine ingredients to make a parmesan sauce and add it into the instant pot with your chicken thighs! How delicious!
24. Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
Another instant pot chicken thigh recipe, this is a great option for those of you who possibly don’t like parmesan! This recipe includes spices like paprika and oregano, along with peppers and onions. You can serve these on their own, or possibly use leftovers (if you have any!) to make tacos or enchiladas! This is a delicious recipe that you won’t want to miss out on!
25. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This chicken tortilla soup is just… chefs kiss! This recipe is super quick and easy, and all you have to do is add a few spices plus chicken breast and black beans.
This soup is so easy and delicious, and the best part is that because it’s made in an instant pot, it only takes about 45 minutes to make! It’s perfect for a busy day, and you’ll love it so much that you won’t be able to wait for the next time you make it!
26. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Are you craving a nice, tender chicken taco? This recipe is perfect for that! These tacos are so simple yet so delicious, and all you have to do is combine chicken breasts, taco seasoning, chicken broth, and salsa! I love this recipe because of how simple yet delicious it is, and you will too!
27. Instant Pot 20 Minute Chicken Burrito Bowls
If you’re anything like me, you will always be craving a burrito bowl! Well, here is one of my favorite recipes for that! This instant pot recipe is so simple and it makes for one of the best burrito bowls I’ve ever tasted!
This is such a quick recipe, you won’t even believe it! It only takes a few simple ingredients, and you will be on your way to the tastiest, most tender chicken burrito bowl you have ever had!
28. Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe
Say it with me now, instant pot butter chicken! When I first saw this recipe, I couldn’t believe how easy it sounded! Butter chicken is such a good recipe if you’re craving an Indian dish, and my oh my, is it just perfect!
This recipe includes tons of seasonings, with yogurt and tomato to flavor the sauce! This recipe is one of my favorites, and now it can be one of yours as well!
29. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Chicken Parmesan has always seemed like a tedious meal to make. However, with this recipe it definitely is not! This chicken parmesan pasta is so delicious and it’s perfect to make in the instant pot, because you will barely notice having to put it in the pot and then take it out again to serve! The flavors in this are just impeccable, and we know that you won’t want to miss out on trying this!
30. Instant Pot Fajitas
Have you been wondering how to make fajitas even easier? These instant pot chicken fajitas are the easiest and most delicious fajitas you will ever make! This is a pretty simple recipe, including simple ingredients like onion, bell peppers, and fajita seasoning!
This Mexican dish is such a delicious one, and making it this easy in an instant pot it’s just the perfect way to do it! The best part is that it only takes about 20 minutes!
31. Instant Pot Adobo Chicken
Have you been craving adobo chicken recently? This recipe is sure to satisfy those cravings! This is a Filipino inspired recipe, and it has so many delicious flavors, which you create by adding ingredients like bell peppers, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
Adobo chicken is such a unique and delicious dish, and you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make in your instant pot! This is definitely worth the half an hour wait time to cook!
32. Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
Chicken marsala… simply divine! Chicken marsala is made of mushrooms, chicken, and marsala wine, and it is so easy to cook up in your instant pot! This Italian dish is so great, and the creaminess of the sauce paired with the tender chicken is one of the best combinations you could try! You won’t want to miss out on this!
33. Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Orange chicken is one of my family‘s favorite foods to eat when ordering Chinese food. However, sometimes ordering out is just not the best option, so here we are offering a perfect recipe for making orange chicken at home!
This only takes about half an hour, and trust me it will be worth it! Making this at home allows you to create your own ways to serve it, so you can totally serve this with rice or cauliflower rice!
34. Pressure Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas
My mouth was watering when I first saw this recipe, it is just that good! You can make these easily in your instant pot, and the recipe includes chicken combined with garlic, onions, chipotle peppers, and a delicious chipotle sauce that you will absolutely adore!
This recipe is so simple to cook in your instant pot, it’s super easy if you’re having a long day and you just want to relax and not have to think about dinner!
35. Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Who doesn’t love a good rotisserie chicken? This chicken is so juicy and tender, and the best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to make! Wow, could this recipe get any better?
Season your chicken with lovely seasonings like thyme, paprika, among others, and this will be one of the best rotisserie chickens you made, without all the work and hours of having to cook one like normal! This is the best recipe to end off our list!
There you have it, thirty five delicious and easy instant pot chicken recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.
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- 6 bone in chicken thighs, skin removed
- 1 20oz can pineapple rings, syrup discarded
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into rings or strips
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 Red chili, chopped (or 1/2-1 tsp dried red chili flakes)
- 1.5 cups pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Set pressure cooker to Sauté mode and add a little oil. Add chicken and lightly brown each side.
- Mix Pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour over chicken.
- Place pineapple rings atop chicken.
- Close and seal pressure cooker lid.
- Select the Poultry function and adjust the time to 12 minutes on High Pressure.
- Use a 10 minute Natural release then open the lid.
- Optional: If you prefer a thicker sauce, return pressure cooker to Sauté mode. Make a slurry of water and corn starch. Gradually stir in slurry until you reach desired consistency.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
Welcome to GypsyPlate! I'm Alpana, former wordwide tour manager and professional caterer, now full time blogger. I love exploring cuisines from around the world, and my recipes have been featured on sites such as MSN, Parade, Brit + Co, CNET and AOL. You can explore my entire collection of sortable recipes in my Recipe Index or learn more about me here.
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