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

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
very nice recipes Report
ZRIE014
very nice Report
Love these recipes! Report
Love these recipes! Report
Good ideas! I love chicken! Report
Geta suggestions! Report
Oh those recipes look soooo good Report
Great information Report
The Instant Pot sounds interesting! Report
Good article, yummy recipes! Report
I can't wait to try some of these. Thanks! Report
A couple of recipes sound interesting. Will give it a try Report
I do not have the Instant Pot and I do not think I can afford to get one at this time.Is there any other way to make these recipes? Report
JAS80S
The instant pot has been the greatest addition to my kitchen. I use it multiple times a week and donated my crock pot. I don't miss it one bit! Report
I plan to pick up an instant pot for myself next month for my birthday. I have heard nothing but great things....thanks for the recipes! Report
Have thought about getting an Instant Pot to replace my crock pot. I think this may have finally pushed me to do it! Thanks. Report
Saved to my favorites, the pictures look great and makes me want to try some of these recipes. Report
I love my Instant Pot and have tried a few of these already but I need to try the lemon mustard chicken and potatoes. Report
AZMOMXTWO
I make the chicken soup one all the time but I have to do it stove top I do not have the pressure cooker Report
I too will try a few of these recipes --They look so good!--Love the pictures! Report
Saved this to My Favorites !!! :} Report
DMEYER4
great recipes. you can do so much with chicken Report
These foods all look so yummy. I just wish my hubby would eat food that is mixed together but he is a totally a meat and potatoes guy. Report
RO2BENT
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Chicken is my favorite, especially in my crockpot. Report
I keep my freezer packed with chicken. I will be trying several of these recipes. Thank you Report
I love these recipes Report