20 Incredible Ways to Make Chicken in Your Instant Pot

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Unless you're vegetarian or vegan, chicken is probably one of the mainstays of your weekly meal rotation—and for good reason. Not only is it delicious, it's also low in fat, low in calories and high in protein, making it a great addition to any weight loss plan. That said, if you're preparing the same old chicken recipes night after night, it's easy to get stuck in a rut that could have you swearing off poultry altogether. And if you're time-crunched or oven-challenged, you could find most traditional chicken recipes a little daunting.
 
Enter the Instant Pot. There's a reason this electric pressure cooker is selling like hotcakes—it delivers the juicy, tender results of the slow cooker, compressed into as little as half an hour of cooking time. (We're big fans of this Instant Pot you can purchase on Amazon for under $100.)

When you don't have the time or foresight to meal-prep the night before, you can toss a few ingredients into the Instant Pot after work and enjoy a healthy, home-cooked meal with minimal hassle.
 
To get you started, we've compiled a list of 20 of our favorite Instant Pot recipes to make any chicken dinner a winner.
 
1. Chicken Tortilla Soup: A classic tortilla soup that’s Paleo-friendly!


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2. Instant Pot Chicken Breasts: Simple and basic can be delicious, especially when it's this juicy and tender.


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3. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken: This tender, juicy shredded chicken can be used in limitless recipes.


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4. Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy: Cooking a whole chicken has never been so easy (or delicious).


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5. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice: This delicious and totally non-daunting dinner is cooked all in one pot.


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6. Lemon Mustard Chicken with Potatoes: Moist, juicy chicken, caramelized potatoes and savory seasonings equal a delicious and easy weeknight dinner.


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7. Simple Korean Soup: This soup is quite simple, but the addition of sesame oil gives it a complex, nutty flavor.


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8. Summer Italian Chicken: When you're hot and tired, keep your house cool by making this Whole30-friendly Italian chicken stew in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.


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9. Instant Pot White Chicken Chili: There's no pressure with this super-easy, 30-minute dinner.


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10. Mexican Shredded Chicken: This tender, juicy chicken can be used in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, taco salads and more.


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11. Paleo Healing Lemongrass Soup: Flavored with fresh lemongrass, ginger and spicy peppers, this Asian-inspired soup is perfect for when you're feeling under the weather or just want a cozy bowl to curl up with.


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12. Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch: You may never buy the canned stuff again after making this cozy comfort recipe at home.


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13. Instant Pot Chicken Pho: This authentic chicken pho recipe swaps out the rice noodles for nutrient-packed zucchini noodles.


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14. Chicken Burrito Bowls: Your local Tex-Mex chain restaurant has nothing on these yummy layered bowls.


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15. Smoky Mexican Chicken Soup: This is the perfect way to satisfy your Mexican food cravings without a single tortilla.

16. Instant Pot Whole "Rotisserie" Chicken: In just 45 minutes, you'll have a tender, juicy whole rotisserie chicken that will satisfy the entire family.


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17. Tuscan Chicken Soup: A dollop of pesto on top gives this soup a fresh twist, perfect for a rainy spring day!


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18. Chicken Bone Broth: This nutrient-dense superfood is a great base for homemade chicken noodle soup, and can also be enjoyed on its own.


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19. Polynesian Chicken Sandwich: Peaches and pineapple add a delicious tropical flair to this super-tender chicken sandwich.


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20. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken: Combining sweet and savory flavors, this tropical-inspired chicken dish features crushed pineapple and spicy BBQ sauce.
 
Which of these Instant Pot chicken recipes would you like to add to your pressure-cooker collection? If you're head over heels for one that's not on this list, share it with us in the comments!

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Comments

_CYNDY55_ 5/12/2018
Thanks, great recipes! Report
ALABAMASUSAN17 10/26/2017
I grew up eating food from a Pressure-cooker, but I have never heard it called an Instant Cooker. I had to look that one up. LOL Good idea! Report
NASFKAB 9/23/2017
great ideas must make them Report
CECELW 8/7/2017
That Tuscan chicken one looks really good. I might try that one Report
HOLLYM48 8/7/2017
Can't wait to try some of these delicious recipes! Report
JUNETTA2002 8/7/2017
Thanks for the information Report
AJB121299 8/6/2017
nice Report
ERICALEAHA 8/6/2017
Thanks for the recipes get tired of eating it the same way all the time. Report
LBSPOERL 8/6/2017
These all look delicious for fall and winter! Report
CECELW 8/6/2017
The Hawaiian BBQ looks really yummy. Report
DMEYER4 8/6/2017
awesome recipes Report
WALKIN4JEANIE 8/6/2017
Thanks. I pinned a couple of recipes that I am sure my family will love! Report
WALKIN4JEANIE 8/6/2017
Thanks. I pinned a couple of recipes that I am sure my family will love! Report
PICKIE98 8/6/2017
I make the chicken soup about every week in winter months!! Report
LZEE11 8/6/2017
Wow can't wait to try some of these recipes! Report
PATRICIA-CR 8/6/2017
Ready to try the Hawaiian Chicken today! Report
FITWITHIN 8/6/2017
I am a big chicken eater and always looking for new recipes to try. I see several in this blog. Thanks for sharing. Report
97MONTY 8/6/2017
Thanks Report
LEANJEAN6 8/6/2017
I like the soup recipes Report
BUSYGRANNY5 8/6/2017
Saved for later!! Thanks! Report
BRIARGAL 8/6/2017
Pinned this. Thanks! Report
CHERYLHURT 8/6/2017
Thanks Report
NEPTUNE1939 8/6/2017
great Report
BONDMANUS2002 7/20/2017
interesting Report
BONDMANUS2002 7/20/2017
interesting Report
I would love to get one. I've heard they are wonderful. Report
thanks Report
DMEYER4
can not wait to try these recipes Report
This is going to be fun...trying out the recipes...Thanx! Report
Great ideas I will definitely be trying. Thanks Report
AZMOMXTWO
some good ideas here thank you some I have cooked before Report
4LMHJCR
I have never heard of an instant pot. Will have to see what it is or if there is something else that can be used instead of an instant pot Report
Thanks! Report
Chicken is my favorite. Report
SUGARLAND8
Some of these I will have to try soon. Report
Yummy!!! Report
This is a great article. Just got my instant pot and really needed a starting point. Report
YMWONG22
All the dishes look very appetising. Report
A regular pressure cooker should work, wouldn't it? Not sure I need more gadgets. :-)
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Some of these look pretty Tasty! Report
Looking forward to trying some of these! :) Report
ZRIE014
nice Report
Love these....THANKS! Report
Nothing like a new chicken recipe. Report
Love new chicken recipes Report
ZRIE014
nice Report
GORDONED
Having an instapot is one of the greats tools in the kitchen. Report
Great ideas, can't wait to try out a recipe or two...or three... Report
 
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