25 Easy Instant Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

published Oct 14, 2023
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Not only has my Instant Pot upped my meal prep routine, but this handy appliance has also been a game-changer on chicken-for-dinner night. Operating as an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, it comes with the potential to speed up dinner, tackle still-frozen meat, and really take charge of the heavy lifting for getting dinner on the table.

From weeknight chicken tikka masala to quick cacciatore, here are 25 ways your Instant Pot can make your next chicken dinner even easier.

Instant Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Instant Pot Butter Chicken
This tender and perfectly creamy Instant Pot butter chicken comes together in under an hour.
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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
The Instant Pot can get this chicken adobo dinner to the table in well under an hour.
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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is an shortcut dinner that tastes just like the creamy classic.
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Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot
This method is specifically for plain chicken breast that you can use as meal prep for building salads and grain bowls.
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30-Minute Cacciatore Chicken

You know that feeling of dread when you realize the chicken you planned to cook tonight is still frozen solid in the freezer? This is the saucy chicken dinner that eliminates that feeling once and for all since it starts with frozen thighs and drumsticks.

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How To Make Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
This family-friendly dinner promises juicy pieces of chicken, fluffy rice, perfectly tender veggies, and a level of creaminess that just can't be beat.
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Instant Pot Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
It won't come out with a crispy, crackling skin like it would from the oven, but the convenience and speed make up for it.
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Made in the Instant Pot, this chicken noodle soup is just like the classic, loaded with juicy pieces of chicken, chunky vegetables, just-tender egg noodles, and a rich, herb-flecked broth.
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Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry

With the help of your Instant Pot, this wildly fragrant chicken curry could not be easier to bring to the dinner table.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Salsa-seasoned shredded chicken tacos topped with a cool avocado dressing is the ultimate taco dinner.
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Instant Pot Freezer Meal: Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Mushrooms
This freezer-to-Instant Pot chicken dinner is light, fresh, and inspired by the flavors of Tuscany.
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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
It's sublimely comforting and easy enough to make on a weeknight.
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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
The classic Mexican chicken soup with plenty of colorful topping options to choose from.
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Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Herbed Matzo Balls
Using the Instant Pot adds rich flavor and color to this nourishing chicken soup.
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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
This 2-ingredient recipe is one of the easiest, most foolproof ways to cook chicken. Try the shredded meat in tacos, burritos, grain bowls, sandwiches, and salads.
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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
This saucy shredded chicken can be made with boneless chicken breasts, thighs, or a combination of the two.
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The Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings
The best thing about Instant Pot wings is how incredibly juicy and tender they are. Plus, they're ready in a fraction of the time as oven-baked.
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Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken Enchilada Bowls
All the best flavors of cheesy chicken enchiladas are packed into loaded rice bowls that come together in 30 minutes.
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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
Learn how to cook flavorful chicken teriyaki, steamed vegetables, and rice all at once in your Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken
This family-friendly Instant Pot chicken dinner features carrots and potatoes in a savory honey mustard sauce.
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Instant Pot Freezer Meal: Greek-Style Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Greek-style lemon chicken and potatoes topped with oregano and crumbled feta cheese is the ultimate Instant Pot freezer meal.
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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
Cooking chicken thighs in the Instant Pot is fast not to mention fervent with flavor.
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Chicken Tikka Masala in the Electric Pressure Cooker

You can skip the take-out the next time your craving for creamy tikka masala calls. Using the pressure-cooker function on your Instant Pot, this ultra-tender, flavorful favorite hits the table with lightning speed.

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Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
Filled with chicken, rice, black beans, corn, and salsa, these burrito bowls come together quickly with an Instant Pot.
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Freezer to Pressure Cooker Chicken Curry

Thanks to the pressure-cooker function, this otherwise slow-simmered curry comes together fast without sacrificing any flavor. Want to get a head start? This recipe shows you how to prep the meal for the freezer, and then when it’s time to cook, the whole thing goes straight from the freezer into your Instant Pot.

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This article originally published on The Kitchn. See it there: 25 Easy Instant Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes