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.
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.
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.
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Toss a few simple ingredients into the machine for about 12 minutes and you’re done.
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms
It’s impossible not to love these lightly breaded chicken breasts topped with a creamy and savory mushroom sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.