Instant Pot Chicken Recipe (2024)

This easy Instant Pot Chicken recipe makes for incredibly tender and flavorful chicken in minutes! A quick and easy chicken recipe that is perfect to use for meal prep, too!

Tender chicken is great to use in so many dishes. Some of our favorites are weeknight dinners like chicken enchiladas, easy lunches like chicken salad, and dips like buffalo chicken dip. I think you’ll find so many ways to use it throughout the week!

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Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

For this easy chicken recipe, you’ll need just two simple ingredients:

  • Chicken – I generally use boneless, skinless chicken breasts since that’s what my family prefers in most of my chicken dishes. However, use whatever cut of chicken you prefer! I even have an Instant Pot rotisserie-style chicken recipe that I think you might enjoy if you like to prepare a whole chicken to use for meal prep during the week or for a single meal.
  • Water – For my Instant Pot, I add 1/2 cup of water to the chicken. Be sure to read the instructions for your pressure cooker to ensure how much liquid you should add to your appliance.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Add chicken and water to the Instant Pot. Close the vent and set to High pressure for 10 minutes.
  2. Use the quick-release method to release the pressure from the Instant Pot.
  3. Remove the chicken and use it in your favorite chicken recipes.

From that point, you can use your pressure cooker chicken any way that you desire, from serving it with side dishes to shredding it to use in all sorts of recipes. I like to do both!

I’ve shared with you before how I like to make shredded chicken for the week to use in recipes using my slow cooker. I still do. Sometimes, I’ll use the slow cooker and sometimes I’ll use the pressure cooker and sometimes I’ll bake it in the oven. It depends on the mood I’m in. Thankful that we have so many options!

Storage Tips

To store. Cool the chicken and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

To make ahead. Prepare the chicken as directed. Cool and portion into airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Use for easy meal prep in your favorite chicken recipes.

To freeze. Cook and cool. Store in airtight, freezer-safe containers in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight to use in your favorite chicken recipes.

Here’s my easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Recipe

This easy Instant Pot Chicken recipe makes for incredibly tender and flavorful chicken in minutes! A quick and easy chicken recipe that is perfect for meal prep, too!

Prep Time: 2 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Arrange chicken breasts in pressure cooker. Add water. Seal the lid and cook under high pressure for 8 minutes. Use quick release once chicken has cooked. Test for doneness by pricking chicken with a sharp knife for the juices to run clear.

  • If cooking from frozen, cook for 10 minutes under high pressure and use the quick release method.

Notes

Storage Tips

To store. Cool the chicken and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

To make ahead. Prepare the chicken as directed. Cool and portion into airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Use for easy meal prep in your favorite chicken recipes.

To freeze. Cook and cool. Store in airtight, freezer-safe containers in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight to use in your favorite chicken recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Robyn xo

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