These Instant Pot Chicken Recipes Are Waiting to Make Dinner Easy (2024)

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How did we ever live without the Instant Pot? The slow-cooking, pressure-cooking (and even air-frying) push-button pot is more than worth its counter space it takes for the convenience it provides. You can make dozens of recipes in an Instant Pot. But perhaps it's best with chicken.

Whether you want to cook thighs, breasts, or the whole bird, the Instant Pot will make the most tender, delicious, and flavorful chicken around. And you don't need to be an expert: even beginners get great results! Try any one of these popular Instant Pot chicken recipes and you'll see.

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Gingery Slow Cooker Chicken with Cabbage Slaw

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Believe it or not, your Instant Pot makes a great slow cooker! (Though you'll want to buy the slow cooker lid to do it, so that it doesn't trap too much moisture.)

Get the recipe for Gingery Slow Cooker Chicken.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken-Tortilla Soup

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This spicy chicken soup tastes best with boneless thighs, though breast meat will also work.

Get the recipe for Chicken-Tortilla Soup.

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Chicken-and-Quinoa Minestrone

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This update on chicken and rice soup is packed with veggies, easy to make, and takes just 20 minutes to prep, before cooking all day in your Instant Pot.

Get the recipe for Chicken-and-Quinoa Minestrone.

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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms

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This dish is comfort food central with its creamy sauce and flavorful mushroom. We suggest serving in the fall and winter for a nice, hearty dish.

Get the recipe for Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms at Dinner at the Zoo.

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Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Shredded Chicken

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Spicy, creamy, and rich flavors are all packed into one heavenly sandwich. Or you could just eat the pulled chicken on its own!

Get the recipe for Jalapeño Popper Shredded Chicken at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

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Everything you want out of a burrito bowl is cooked up all in one go in this Instant Pot chicken recipe. Just add guac, salsa, sour cream, and whatever other toppings you like!

Get the recipe for Chicken Burrito Bowl at Damn Delicious.

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Vietnamese Pressure Cooker Chicken Pho

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A multicooker like the Instant Pot is just the thing for making a flavorful broth in minutes—and getting tender, shreddable chicken at the same time.

Get the recipe for Vietnamese Pressure Cooker Chicken Pho at Cooks with Soul.

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Top Down Instant Pot Jerk Chicken

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If you're looking for fiery jerk chicken flavor, but don't have time (or the inclination) to go start the grill, then this is the recipe for you. It's hot, sweet, and piquant, and the pressure ensures the meat is tender as can be.

Get the recipe for Top Down Instant Pot Jerk Chicken at Food Fidelity.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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You can make the same restaurant-quality tikka masala in minutes with this easy recipe. Serve with fluffy rice and plenty of naan!

Get the recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala at Jo Cooks.

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Instant Pot Coq au Vin

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This iconic chicken recipe is slow braised in red wine—but actually fast slow braised since it only takes 30 minutes from prep to finish.

Get the recipe for Coq au Vin at Half Baked Harvest.

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Instant Pot Chicken Wings

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Next time it's your turn to host everyone for the big game, serve up these wings bathed in a mix of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, oregano, and thyme. Don't be surprised when they decide to start watching every other game at your house, too.

Get the recipe for Chicken Wings at Veronika's Kitchen.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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Sure, chicken noodle soup is a magical elixir that seems to cure all that ails you, but thanks to this fast and easy take, you don't have to wait until someone is ailing to stir up a pot.

Get the recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup at Countryside Cravings.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

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Stir up this chicken and brown rice combo and add in peas, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli—really any veggie that you have in the pantry and that your family is feeling.

Get the recipe for Chicken & Rice at Kristine's Kitchen.

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Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

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Add a little spice to the dinner table with this delicious mix of broth, chili oil (for extra kick!), noodles, veggies, and chopped chicken.

Get the recipe for Chicken Ramen at Rasamalaysia.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

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In the mood for a little comfort food but think it's going to take too much effort? This chicken and dumpling recipe won't fail you—it's super easy, and the dumplings can be made with canned biscuits!

Get the recipe for Chicken & Dumplings at Flavor Mosaic.

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Instant Pot Honey Teriyaki Chicken

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This blogger writes her super flavorful teriyaki dish will "please even the pickiest eaters."

Get the recipe for Honey Teriyaki Chicken at Creme de la Crumb.

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Crispy Chicken Carnitas

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Little effort for a whole lot of flavor? Taco-bout a perfect meal.

Get the recipe for Crispy Chicken Carnitas at Little Spice Jar.

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

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You'll be sliding these into your mouth faster than you can make them.

Get the recipe for BBQ Chicken Sliders at Eighteen25.

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Orange Chicken

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Make your favorite to-go order in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Get the recipe for Orange Chicken at Sweet and Savory Meals.

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Faux-Tisserie Chicken

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Yes, you can make a rotisserie chicken in an Instant Pot. The power of the pressure cooker is that good.

Get the recipe for Faux-Tisserie Chicken at Cooking With Curls.

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