36 Of The Best Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Searching for the Ultimate List of Instant Pot Chicken Recipes? This is it! From chicken breasts, thighs and wings to soups, pasta and even a whole chicken, these delectable dishes come together easily yet deliver sooooo much flavour. Break out of your mealtime routine with this fantastic collection of Instant Pot chicken recipes. And don’t forget to try the helpful make-ahead meal prep solutions. Recipes suitable for low carb, keto, paleo and gluten-free diets included. Weight Watchers Points listed in some recipes.


Chicken. It is one of the most popular entrées around. But if you’re like me, you often find yourself preparing it the same old way, week after week. I decided to break out of my chicken routine and with the trusty Instant Pot by my side, I have reinvigorated meal time with this collection of my all time favourite Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

Yeap, the Instant Pot really can do it all. From chicken breasts, thighs and wings to soups, pasta and even a whole chicken, this is the only list of Instant Pot Chicken Recipes you will ever need. All of these dishes come together easily yet deliver sooooo much flavour. Plus there are recipes suitable for low carb, keto, paleo and gluten-free diets, as well as some fantastic make ahead meal prep solutions.

Friends, you will want to bookmark this page because this list truly does have it all!

Ready to check out The Ultimate List of Instant Pot Chicken Recipes? Then gather up your ingredients and let’s get started…..

Instant Pot Pantry Essentials

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Having a well-stocked pantry is the key to your Instant Pot Chicken Recipes success. Making sure you have these classic staples on hand before beginning your meal prep means that cooking up all sorts of delicious chicken dishes will be a breeze.

  • Chicken or Vegetable Stock.
  • Produce: potatoes, sweet potatoes (or yams), lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery, green beans, spring onions, tomatoes, garlic, pomegranate seeds, lemons and limes.
  • Chicken Meat: whole chicken, thighs, breasts, wings.
  • Fresh herbs: parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon, basil.
  • Nuts and seeds: walnuts, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds.
  • Dry goods: rice, peas, beans, lentils, flour, quinoa, pasta, tortillas.
  • Seasoning, spices and otherSea salt flakes <= only the best salt flakes ever, ground black pepper, ginger, curry powder, paprika, red chilli flakes, hot sauce, olive oil, coconut oil, butter.

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes Materials


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Here are some of the items you will need to make these Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes

These Chicken Breast Recipes are sooooo easy to make, super versatile and full of flavour. Get started with the Best Ever Instant Pot Chicken Recipe and learn how to make tender, moist chicken from fresh or frozen, then try your hand at delectable shredded chicken (spicy or plain).

This collection also includes zesty chicken tacos and salsa verde chicken, bold chicken curry, crave-worthy butter chicken, chicken gyro stuffed sweet potatoes plus a round-up of 7 amazing chicken breast marinades that are just the thing for make-ahead meal prep .

The Best Ever Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe + Video. {from fresh or frozen). {Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken 2 Ways, Spicy and Plain. {Gluten-Free, Paleo and Keto. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot African Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chicken. {Gluten Free, Low Carb. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos. {Gluten-Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken Curry. { Paleo, Keto, Low Carb and Gluten-Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas. {Gluten Free. Post includes Weight Watchers Points}

Instant Pot Orange Chicken. {Gluten-Free and Keto. Post includes Weight Watchers Points}

Instant Pot Chicken Gyros Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Sustainable Cooks.

Now and Later Butter Chicken by Easy Keto Dishes.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken by A Mindfull Mum.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs & Wings

Learn how easy it is to make delicious Instant Pot Chicken Thighs from fresh or frozen, then move on to fragrant and fruity Fennel Chicken Thighs, rich and Creamy Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs, and perfectly balanced Lemon Garlic Chicken. And once you try Instant Pot Chicken Wings 3 Ways, you’ll never want to make them any other way.

 Instant Pot Thighs. From Fresh or Frozen + Video Tutorial. {Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto. Post includes Weight Watchers Points}

Instant Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Potatoes. {Gluten Free. Post includes Weight Watchers Points}

Instant Pot Chicken Wings, 3 ways. {Gluten Free, Keto, Post includes Weight Watchers Points}

Fruity Fennel Chicken Thighs by Krumpli.

Instant Pot Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs by Stay Snatched.

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken by Carmyy.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Yeap, you can cook a whole chicken right in your Instant Pot! This recipe for Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken will give you a perfectly moist and tender chicken every time. And this Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken and bold Peruvian Chicken are delicious and flavourful variations on the classic.

Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken. {Paleo, Keto, Low Carb and Whole 30. Recipe includes Weight Watchers Points}

Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken by Easy Keto Dishes.

Peruvian Chicken by Bacon is Magic.

Instant Pot Chicken Soups, Stews and Chilis

There is nothing better than a big pot of warm, comforting chicken soup, stew or chili. Whether you’re in the mood for exotic flavours of Chicken Loatian Soup and Chicken Korma, or craving the comfort of classics like Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken Soup with Noodles, this list has got you covered. Or choose from Chicken tortilla Soup, Italian Chicken stew, Chicken Salsa Queso Soup, and Southwest Chicken and Barley Soup. And for the chili lovers, there is hearty Chicken Chili, White Chicken Chili and Pumpkin Chicken Chili. 

Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Noodles.

Chicken Tortilla Soup. {Gluten Free. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili. {Gluten Free. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken Chili. {Gluten-free. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings. {Gluten Free}

Instant Pot Italian Chicken Stew by Savory Tooth. {Low Carb, Paleo, Keto}

Instant Pot Chicken Loatian Soup by Pandemonium Noshery.

Instant Pot Chicken Korma by Piping Pot Curry.

Instant Pot Southwest Chicken and Barley Soup by The Recipe Revival.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Chicken Chili by Zest and Simmer.

Low Carb Chicken Salsa Queso Soup by Beauty and the Foodie.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Bowls, Wraps & Pasta and Meatballs

These flavourful Instant Pot Chicken bowls, wraps, and pasta dishes are super quick and easy to make. Delicious Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls, Chicken Ceasar Salad Wraps, Green Chile Chicken Burrito Bowls, Chicken Taco Bowls and Buffalo Chicken Pasta are just the thing when you’re short on time but need a tasty meal that will really satisfy.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb. Post includes Weight Watchers points}

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls by Yay For Food.

Instant Pot Chicken Ceasar Salad Wraps by Monday is Meatloaf.

Instant Pot Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Burrito Bowl by Kalyns Kitchen.

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls by Cooking with Curls.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta by We Are Not Martha.

Instant Pot Chicken Zucchini Meatballs by Food Under Pressure.


What To Serve With Instant Pot Chicken

These delectable sides, from Instant Pot mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes and sweet potatoes to easy Instant Pot Broccoli and 4 ways to prepare Instant Pot Rice, are all perfect for pairing up with your favourite Instant Pot chicken dishes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potato. {Gluten-Free}

Fluffy Instant Pot Baked Potato. {Vegan, Gluten-free}

Instant Pot Sweet Potato. {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free}

Instant Pot Rice 4 ways. {Gluten-free, Vegan}

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes. {Gluten-free}

Instant Pot Broccoli. {Gluten-free, Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, Low Carb}

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes Meal Prep Solutions

There are many benefits to meal prep. Saving money, less food waste and reducing stress to name a few. But even those who have been doing it for years are constantly on the lookout for ways to make meal prep even easier and take less time. Luckily, this is where the Instant Pot really shines.

The Instant Pot significantly reduce prep and cooking time significantly with its simple set-it-and-forget-it ease. But what makes it even better is that you can cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot without having to thaw it first.

This means you can prepare any of the delicious Instant Pot Chicken Recipes in this collection and simply store in the freezer until you’re ready to cook. Imagine preparing a few days or even a week’s worth of meals in advance, knowing you can let the Instant Pot do the work on those hectic weekday evenings.

To go along with my Instant Pot Chicken, I also like to cook up batches of easy to reheat sides such as Instant Pot Rice and have it at the ready. It’s great on its own or when added to dishes like soups, stews and casseroles.

Marinades are perfect for meal prep, and these 7 Instant Pot Chicken Breast Marinades offer a great range of flavours. You can make all 7 marinades in advance, store in the fridge (or the freezer, following the above instructions) and cook up a different chicken dish each night of the week.

How to Freeze Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Follow these simple steps for properly freezing your Instant Pot chicken recipes and you too can reap the rewards of Instant Pot meal prep:

  • Place your Instant Pot chicken into these very handy Ziploc freezer bags.
  • Squeeze out all the extra air and seal the bags.
  • Label the bags and then lay them flat in the freezer.
  • Store the Instant Pot chicken in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to thaw:

  • Remove the Instant Pot chicken from the freezer the night before needed and let it thaw in the fridge.
  • For a faster thaw, you can place the Instant Pot chicken in a microwave and thaw according to the microwave’s instructions.

How to Cook Frozen Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

To cook frozen chicken in your Instant Pot you will need to increase the time under pressure by at least 5 mins . Also make sure your frozen chicken is broken up and not stuck together.

Important safety note: You should always check the internal temperature of your chicken using a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temperature reaches at least 165F / 74C.

Meal Planning with the Instant Pot

Meal planning with the Instant Pot is a total game changer. I looooooove how it helps make my life simpler by eliminating the guesswork and stress of on-the-fly decision making. Plus it saves me time both in the kitchen and when I’m out shopping, since I know exactly what I need to buy ahead of time.

Free Instant Pot Meal Plan Printables

Click below to sign up for my Instant Pot newsletter and get my monthly Instant Pot meal plans delivered right to your inbox. When you do, you can download the free weekly meal planner and grocery shopping list printables. Soooooo handy!

If you are already signed up to receive the newsletter you can still download the printables (and don’t worry, your email will not be duplicated).

Monthly Instant Pot Meal Plan

Whether you are a meal planning pro or have yet to give it a try, you have to check out my Instant Pot Meal Plan which includes a full month of Instant Pot main dishes, plus super tasty breakfast, sides and desserts options.

And sign up to download the free printable versions of the monthly meal plan, a weekly meal planner worksheet and reusable grocery shopping list. So handy!

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Meal Plan

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, there is no better time to jump on the meal planning bandwagon.

Take the stress and hassle out of holiday cooking with my carefully curated Instant Pot Thanksgiving Meal Plan. You will find a wide variety of holiday-worthy dishes that truly are quick and easy to make.Image collage showing some of the dishes included in the Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes Menu

4o of the Best Instant Pot Soup Recipes.

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes.

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes. Please do let me know if there are any types of recipes you’d like to see added. And if you find a new favourite on this list, please leave me a comment and let me know.

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  1. SO many amazing recipe! I don’t even know where to start LOL. This is an absolutely awesome guide. I just got a Foodsaver, so these recipes will work perfect for meal prep/make ahead meals.

  2. So many great ideas to fit into my winter meal plans! I am going to be using my Instant Pot like crazy this year as I get more and more heavily pregnant and don’t fancy slaving in the kitchen, so this is an ideal round up for me!

  3. Meal planning bandwagon indeed! So, so many fabulous ideas here, thanks for sharing. I find it helpful to be prepared and ready and it saves on extra groceries, plus I love staying in and cooking. Looking forward to trying some recipes!!