Instant Pot Chicken Recipes That Get Dinner on the Table Fast
Step away from the takeout menu! Our best Instant Pot chicken recipes, including chicken and noodles, chicken cacciatore, and globally inspired Instant Pot shredded chicken tortas, can be on your table quicker than delivery can arrive at your door. (Seriously, some call for only 5 minutes of cook time!) Fast, delicious, and packed with protein, you can’t go wrong with pressure cooker chicken recipes for dinner.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Salsa Tortas
A jar of salsa and a couple basic herbs are all you need to bring massive amounts of flavor to this Instant Pot chicken breast recipe. Shred the meat and stuff it into rolls with cheese and cilantro. The results will bring everyone back for seconds.
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
This classic Italian dish cooks in 8 minutes under high pressure in your multicooker, like the Instant Pot Duo Nova. Because you brown the chicken on the sauté setting of your cooker, there’s only one pan to clean when dinner is done. Quick to cook and quick to cleanup, that’s a weeknight chicken dinner we can get behind.
Asian-Style Chicken Sliders with Snow Pea Slaw
Instant Pot chicken thigh recipes rarely pack as much umami as these flavor-explosion mini sandwiches! The secret is in the ingredients in the sauce that cooks with the chicken. Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, and more perk up the lean protein.
Test Kitchen Tip: You can also go slow and low if you prefer a slow cooker chicken recipe. Simmer on low for 6 hours or high for 3 in your slow cooker, then shred the meat and use it to fill slider buns.
Pressure Cooker Ziti with Italian Chicken Sausage
Give the pasta a head start in your Instant Pot, dump in the rest of the ingredients, and pressure cook for 8 minutes. That’s seriously all it takes to create this chicken dinner. This crowd-pleasing Italian entrée will be your new weeknight dinner savior if you don’t love doing dishes: No separate pot for boiling pasta or skillet for sautéing chicken sausage required.
Pressure Cooker Ginger Chicken Congee
Sure, congee (a popular rice porridge in Asian countries) might look like an unassuming stew, but this 30-minute Instant Pot chicken and rice dish has so much ginger and garlicky goodness that it tastes like you stirred and fussed with it all day. With a perfectly poached egg on top, the easy meal in a bowl is as suited for breakfast as it is dinner.
Pressure Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Pressure Cooker Chicken and Noodles
Score a comfort food fix in a matter of minutes (38 plus pressure release time) with this Instant Pot chicken and noodles recipe. Frozen egg noodles and peas make it easy-peasy to prep, even on a busy evening. Opt for a mix of chicken breasts, drumsticks, and thighs, for a mix of white and dark meat that'll please the entire family.
Cashew Chicken Wraps with Sweet-Tangy Slaw
Instead of calling for Chinese takeout (again), try this speedy Instant Pot chicken thigh wrap. It’s better for you and as quick! Because vitamin-rich cabbage and spinach fills each wrap sandwich, this is one of the freshest pressure cooker recipes you’ll ever taste.
Pressure Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken
You can experience a taste of Morocco in your kitchen only 28 minutes from now. A unique blend of spices, including ginger, turmeric, crushed red pepper, and allspice, infuse this Instant Pot chicken recipe with tempting North African flavors.
Pressure Cooker Moo Shu Chicken
Sesame, soy, and hoisin team up in this restaurant remake. It has so many layers of flavor that the tortilla-wrapped recipe will completely change your definition of weeknight chicken dinner. Pressure cooker chicken thighs cook to tender perfection in 5 minutes.
Mediterranean Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad
We can't get enough of wheat berries' fiber and nutty notes. The hearty whole grain is done in 35 minutes in the pressure cooker. To complete the simple Instant Pot chicken recipe, combine the cooked wheat berries with leftover chicken and goat cheese for a well-balanced dinner. (And lunch tomorrow—this recipe packs and reheats marvelously.)
Pressure Cooker Indian-Spiced Chicken
Try a paleo pressure cooker recipe for dinner tonight. This Instant Pot chicken and “rice” recipe made with cauliflower rice, unsweetened coconut milk, boneless chicken thighs, and warm spices proves it. During the 5-minute pressure cook time, steam the veggie rice in the microwave.