18 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Dinner Will Be Ready in No Time

Instant Pot butter chicken in a dish with rice.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Make a delicious chicken dinner in an instant using your electric pressure cooker. The appliance yields tender, moist chicken while saving time, energy, and freeing up your stove. Dishes like matzo ball soup, pot pie, orange chicken, and chicken and dumplings all come together easily with the help of an Instant Pot.

Read the recipe carefully and follow the liquid measurements and cook time exactly for best results. While your chicken cooks, make any side dishes on the stovetop or in the oven—you'll have dinner done in no time.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Stock

    Instant Pot Chicken Stock

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Chicken stock is a key ingredient in many recipes and using a homemade version elevates every dish. Luckily, it's easy to make in the Instant Pot and takes a fraction of the time. Use it to make soups and other dishes and freeze leftovers.

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    Instant Pot Buffalo Wings

    Instant Pot Buffalo Wings

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Buffalo wings are a must at any game-day gathering. The wings first cook until tender in the Instant Pot before before they're sauced and quickly broiled for a crisp crust. It's healthier than deep frying, but still totally addictive.

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    Instant Pot Whole Chicken

    Instant Pot Whole Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    You can have a rotisserie-style whole chicken in under an hour using a pressure cooker. For a crisp skin, place the cooked chicken on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes before serving.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

    Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Chicken adobo has tons of flavor thanks to soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, and a touch of sugar. This version is made with succulent chicken thighs and is especially good served over rice.

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    Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup

    Instant Pot Matzo Ball Soup

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    You can spend a whole day making matzo ball soup. Between cooking the chicken and the stock, making the matzo balls, and putting the soup together, it's a labor of love. The Instant Pot shrinks down the cook time so you can put homemade soup on the table in less than two hours.

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    Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings

    Parmesan garlic chicken wings with dip.

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Parmesan garlic chicken wings are a delicious twist on a favorite appetizer. They also make a great snack, light lunch alongside a salad, or fun side dish for a family dinner. For this recipe, the wings are first cooked in the Instant Pot, then finished in the broiler after tossing them with garlic butter. Adding Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley right at the end makes them perfect dippers for ranch dressing or marinara.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

    Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney 

    Spicy pulled chicken is delicious in tacos, on top of nachos, or in buns as sliders or sandwiches. It's a great dish for feeding a crowd and is quick and easy to make in a multi-cooker.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Breast

    instant pot chicken breasts with rice and pea pods
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot produces tender, juicy chicken breasts every time, easily answering the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" Chicken breasts can be shredded for pulled chicken sandwiches and tacos; diced for soups, salads, and casseroles; or sliced and served as an entrée along with side dishes.

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    Instant Pot Orange Chicken

    Instant Pot Orange Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    This takeout classic is quick and easy in the Instant Pot. In fact, it's even quicker than delivery and tastes better, too. Serve orange chicken with rice and broccoli topped with more sauce for a complete filling dinner.

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    Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

    Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Chicken and dumplings is a bowl that warms you from head to toe. This version cooks entirely in a pressure cooker, making for easy clean up. Add a little softened butter and flour mixture at the end if you prefer a thicker consistency.

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    Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This is a quick one-pot version of the famous Indian dish. Chicken is cooked in a fragrant sauce of ginger, garlic, tomato, and spices, and ghee (or butter) and cream add richness. You'll want to sop up every drop of this butter chicken with naan or basmati rice.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Chicken cacciatore is a classic pasta dish with chicken and veggies smothered in tomato sauce. It comes together easily in a pressure cooker and frees up the stovetop for cooking pasta. The luxurious Italian dish is ready in under 40 minutes with an Instant Pot.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Wings

    Instant Pot Chicken Wings

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    Swap out the usual spicy wings for these garlic and Parmesan wings. After cooking in the Instant Pot, the wings are tossed in butter and garlic and broiled until crispy. A final toss with Parm and parsley yields a flavorful appetizer.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

    Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

    The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic

    Chicken pot pie is a one-dish meal that's great for serving a crowd. It makes delicious leftovers, too. This recipe uses a top crust only and a frozen or refrigerated prepared pie crust can be used instead if you're in a rush.

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    Instant Pot Thai Chicken Curry

    Instant Pot Thai Chicken Curry

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

    This fragrant Thai curry is full of tasty chicken and veggies and ready in less than 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal. Make rice on the stovetop or in a rice cooker while the curry cooks.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

    Instant Pot tikka masala and extra long-grain basmati rice.
    Diana Rattray

    Tikka masala is a classic Indian main dish of meat bathed in a spiced tomato, yogurt, and cream sauce. Made with chicken breasts, this pressure cooked version only takes minutes to cook.

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    Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph 

    Homemade chicken noodle soup is sure to cure what ails you. It's also easy to make, with the chicken cooking along with the veggies in the Instant Pot and enriching the broth. Add the egg noodles at the end since they cook quickly and will otherwise turn mushy.

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    Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

    Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Thanks to the Instant Pot and a quick trip under the broiler, this BBQ chicken is tender, moist, and flavorful. Serve with extra barbecue sauce and shred any leftovers off the bone and serve on buns for tasty sandwiches.