17 Chicken Breast Recipes You Can Make in the Instant Pot

Some nights, we’re up for the challenge of using a pot, skillet and food processor. But when it’s late at night and we’re totally exhausted, all we want to do is toss everything in a pot and call it a day. For those nights, try these 17 comforting chicken meals you can whip up in your Instant Pot.

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Two Peas & Their Pod

Honey Sesame Chicken

Coterie member Maria Lichty promises that this takes only 25 minutes, from stove to table—and it’s the best way to get your kids to eat their broccoli.

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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

According to Coterie member Heidi Larsen, this easy recipe is rich and creamy (without any added cream) and tastes even better the next day.

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Half Baked Harvest

Instant Pot Chicken And Spinach Ramen

Brown rice ramen noodles, lean chicken that practically falls apart when you shred it, lots of mushrooms, spinach, soft-boiled eggs and raw veggies. Y-U-M.

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The Modern Proper

Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

White beans, warm spices, onion, garlic and green chilies come together with chicken broth and chicken breast for a dish that will be gobbled up even the pickiest kids.

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Spend with Pennies

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Toss a few simple ingredients into the machine for about 12 minutes and you’re done.

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Pinch of Yum

Instant Pot Creole Chicken And Sausage

Meal prep is the best. You open the fridge and find those little gifts you left for yourself, like this ridiculously flavorful saucy dish that you can serve over rice, cauliflower rice or polenta.

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Lexis Clean Kitchen

Instant Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This gluten-free dinner comes together quickly and is packed with veggies, chicken, and a creamy, spicy sauce. (Yep, even the pasta is cooked from start to finish in the Instant Pot.)

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Yellow Bliss Road

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Guac is cool and everything, but these tender, juicy sliders are guaranteed to take your game-day spread to the next level. (No need to mention that they only took 15 mintues.)

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Wendy Polisi

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Bookmark this for when you need a recipe for basic, flavorful chicken in the Instant Pot. It’s great for meal prep: Toss it into salads, quesadillas, sandwiches and stir-fries.

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Dinner at the Zoo

Instant Pot Chicken And Mushrooms

It’s impossible not to love these lightly breaded chicken breasts topped with a creamy and savory mushroom sauce.

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Damn Delicious

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

The easiest way to make everyone's favorite Indian dish: Serve it with rice and toasted naan for mopping up all of the tasty sauce.

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The Defined Dish

Instant Pot Chicken And ‘rice’ Soup

This recipe is pretty nifty. Prepare a nourishing broth, veggie and chicken-based soup in the Instant Pot, then ladle it over raw cauliflower rice to instantly cook it.

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Food Faith Fitness

Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken And Vegetables

All of our dieting dreams just came true—this dish is Paleo-friendly, Whole30, low-carb and keto, too.

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Normally, veggies cook in a matter of seconds in the Instant Pot. But this recipe uses a pretty cool hack to ensure the cauliflower is done at the same time as the chicken. The chicken is cooked on the bottom of the pot, while the cauliflower florets are placed in a bowl on top of the trivet.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

Instant Pot Coconut Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

With a few ingredients, you can assemble freezer packs making for easy weeknight dinners. (Have you noticed yet that the Instant Pot is great for meal prep?)

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Show Me the Yummy

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Fresh orange juice and zest keep the flavors vibrant but light. And it’s healthier than takeout because there’s zero thick, soggy breading.

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Cotter Crunch

Instant Pot Colombian Chicken Potato Soup

Soup fatigue is real. But when every single spoonful is loaded with goodies (chicken, potatoes, scallions, avocado, corn, cilantro and jalapenos), we’re craving every last bite.

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Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?