Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite Instant Pot chicken recipes, as well as some of our best Instant Pot chicken cooking tips.
We understand that after a long day of work (at home or away), cooking dinner can be quickly abandoned in favor of take-out, which can be discouraging when your goal was to serve a home-cooked meal. These delicious, healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes are a lifesaver on busy weeknights and make for easy one-pot meals that the whole family will love!
If you look in your freezer or refrigerator, you’ll almost certainly find some form of chicken. Whether you have a whole bird, some budget-friendly thighs, mince, or plain ol’ breasts, the Instant Pot can bring life to otherwise boring poultry.
Chicken pairs well with almost anything and is an excellent choice for sauces, rice dishes, stir-fries, and roasts. What’s with the pressure cooker? That only adds a few minutes to the process. Even if you have frozen chicken that you want to eat tonight, the trusty IP will make it tender and tasty instead of rubbery and bland. There’s no need to thaw! Here are our favorite Instant Pot chicken recipes.
INSTANT POT SOY-GINGER HIBACHI CHICKEN
This yummy Instant Pot soy-ginger chicken hibachi recipe is a great Japanese-inspired dish that can be made with fresh or frozen chicken and served with rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa, noodles, or green vegetables. The chicken is stir-fried in a soy-ginger and sesame sauce with a dollop of butter.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN PAPRIKA
Chicken paprika or paprikás csirke (also known as paprikás csirke) is a popular Hungarian dish that has become a worldwide classic. This Instant Pot recipe is a quick and easy way to make a dish that normally takes a long time to cook.
INSTANT POT CHERRY TOMATO CHICKEN CACCIATORE
Cooking meat in tomatoes, wine, and in-season vegetables, then garnish with olives, is known as Alla Cacciatora. You can technically do this with any meat, but chicken is the most popular choice. Tomatoes, fresh basil, and green olives are featured in this summery dish. The bone-in chicken is the most important component, and it also looks fantastic when served! The recipe can be found on Hip
HONEY TERIYAKI INSTANT POT DRUMSTICKS
No, indulging does not imply that you should abandon your healthy eating habits. With a recipe like these honey teriyaki drumsticks, you don’t have to. It’s undeniably satisfying to eat chicken off the bone, especially when it’s a little sticky and messy. Honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger combine to create an Asian-inspired glaze that you’ll want to make more of, so double the recipe. Skinnytaste has the recipe for you.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND CORN SOUP WITH SPINACH
A popular Chinese dish is chicken and corn soup. It’s frequently served as a starter in restaurants, and you’ve probably had it warmed up from a can. You’ll learn how to make a healthier, homemade version with fresh corn (frozen is fine, too), good quality chicken and stock, and some nutritious spinach in this recipe.
INSTANT POT HONEY LEMON CHICKEN
This sweet and sticky glaze with lemon zest is begging to be poured all over everything. You can enjoy this glaze on chicken and serve it with vegetables for a fun yet healthy meal that feels a little indulgent because it contains no refined sugar.
CREAMY GARLIC, MUSHROOM & CHICKEN STEW
A good creamy stew is a must-have when it comes to chicken Instant Pot recipes! A hearty stew with a sour cream base made with a mixture of chicken breast and thighs makes for a happy stomach. This weeknight meal is pure comfort food with a healthy twist, thanks to the mushrooms’ added flavor and texture, as well as a deep garlic flavor.
INSTANT POT THAI CHICKEN CURRY IN A HURRY
We enjoy a variety of curries, but a delectable Thai chicken curry has to be at the top of the list. Making an authentic Thai curry can be time-consuming, especially if you make your own curry paste, but there is a much easier and faster way to do it. This instant pot fried chicken can be made in the Instant Pot in under 30 minutes with ingredients found in most grocery stores. Instant Pot Eats has this recipe.
INSTANT POT BASMATI RICE
Instant pot basmati rice is a delicious and easy meal that can be prepared in just one pot. It’s just as delicious as the original, but it’s fuss-free and quick to prepare. A Pinch of Healthy has the recipe.
INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI
In true white chicken chili fashion, this chicken chili comes together in under 30 minutes – it’s cheap, easy, and delicious. What are the chances? All of the ingredients may already be in your pantry. If you want, you can also add some extra vegetables to the mix. Oh, and don’t forget to serve with a side of skillet cornbread to soak up all of that deliciousness. A Pinch of Healthy has the recipe.