Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes Bursting with Flavor

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Healthy doesn't have to mean boring. These healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes come together quickly for a fast and flavorful meal when you want it. Simply toss in some good-for-you ingredients that you likely already have on hand, add some chicken, and let your Instant Pot do the rest. With ideas like delicious ginger chicken congee and a simple moo shu chicken, there are no dull chicken dinners here.

01 of 08

Mediterranean Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad

Mediterranean Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad
Jason Donnelly

Wheat berries alone typically take over an hour to cook until tender, but this entire pressure cooker chicken dinner comes together in less than one hour. Once cooked, this chicken salad can be chilled up to 24 hours before serving. A sprinkle of goat cheese adds just the right amount of indulgence to this healthy chicken dinner.

02 of 08

Pressure Cooker Ginger-Chicken Congee

Pressure Cooker Ginger-Chicken Congee
Jason Donnelly

Healthy chicken Instant Pot recipes don't always look this pretty, but a perfectly poached egg is the key to presentation for this easy chicken congee. Each serving is just 271 calories, which leaves plenty of room for fun toppings. Try adding diced avocado, sliced green onions, or even cilantro for some added freshness.

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03 of 08

Pressure Cooker Ziti with Italian Chicken Sausage

Ziti with Italian Chicken Sausage and Sweet Peppers
Andy Lyons

Didn't expect to see pasta here on this list, right?! This pressure cooker healthy pasta is lightened up with chicken sausage, diced tomatoes, and loads of fresh veggies. Lower the sodium a bit by swapping for low-sodium chicken broth to make this healthy dish even healthier.

04 of 08

Pressure Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Heaps of spices and freshly chopped veggies give this hearty pressure cooker chicken stew its flavor. Anti-inflammatory turmeric mixes with antioxidant-rich ginger in a reduced sodium broth that seasons the chicken thighs beautifully in the pressure cooker. A generous helping of red pepper flakes gives this dish a kick, but you can add a dollop of Greek yogurt to cool things down.

05 of 08

Pressure Cooker Indian-Spiced Chicken

Indian-Spiced Chicken
Jason Donnelly

This Paleo pressure cooker recipe is simple and oh-so-delicious. Spice things up with curry powder and cayenne powder, before balancing the heat with unsweetened light coconut milk. A giant scoop of cauliflower rice is the perfect accompaniment to this healthy dish.

06 of 08

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew
Jason Donnelly

We're not sure if it's the hearty chunks of chicken or the tender cannellini beans that we love most about this healthy Instant Pot chicken stew. Or maybe it's the smoked sausage? Either way, we love the textures and flavors in each bite. Stick with water as the base and opt for low-sodium chicken broth to keep this recipe as light as possible.

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Pressure Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

Moo Shu Chicken
Jason Donnelly

This Chinese-inspired pressure cooker recipe not only takes less time than takeout, but also is healthier, too. Reduced-sodium soy sauce, skinless chicken thighs, and loads of fresh cabbage and carrots lighten up this takeout favorite. Serve it on warm tortillas or lettuce cups for a twist on taco night.

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Asian-Style Chicken Sliders with Snow Pea Slaw

Fast or Slow Asian-Style Chicken Sliders with Slaw
Carson Downing

These party-ready sliders are loaded with a filling mix of veggies and chicken. Swap for low-sodium chicken broth to reduce the sodium content, but don't skimp on the sliced snow pea pods and shredded carrots that make up the delicious Asian-style slaw. Toasted buns take these Instant Pot chicken sliders to the next level.

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