25 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes for Easier Dinners

Take the pressure off dinner.

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Between kids, careers, commutes, and well, just the demands of everyday life, figuring out how to make a healthy and family-pleasing dinner seven days a week is too much to bear. But fret not. There's an easy solution, and it doesn't have to involve any additional trips beneath those Golden Arches (no judgment!). The answer, of course, is an Instant Pot. What's an Instant Pot, you may ask? Well, it's basically a magical multi-cooker contraption that comes with a plug that allows you to throw a whole bunch of foods in a single vessel and cook all those things at once—and it all happens very, very fast. And most Instant Pot parts are dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a snap, too! So while it's tempting to serve the kids an endless supply of microwaved chicken fingers (again, no judgment), there's an alternative—how about 25 fresh and exciting chicken Instant Pot recipes ranging from soups or stews to ways to cook with chicken thighs or breasts. Once you get the pot rolling with chicken dinners, you can add a whole bunch of other Instant Pot dishes to the dinner rotation, leaving you with a little more free time for Blue Bloods, cornhole, crafts, or whatever else you can fit in before duty calls once again.

instant pot harvest chicken and vegetables
Life Made Sweeter
Instant Pot Harvest Chicken and Vegetables

Why bother with the drive-through when you can serve your family fresh "fast food" like this one-pot harvest chicken with a host of vegetables like Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, broccoli, and yellow zucchini?

Get the recipe at Life Made Sweeter.

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instant pot chicken pot pie
Cooking with Karli
Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

There's probably nothing like your grandma's recipe for chicken pot pie—and for good reason. It probably takes a million years to make! You can add this much tasty and much faster one-pot chicken pot pie to your weekly dinner routine and save Grandma's for special occasions.

Get the recipe at Cooking With Karli.

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instant pot chicken wings
Veronika's Kitchen
Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Next time it's your turn to host everyone for the big game, serve up these wings bathed in a mix of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, oregano, and thyme. Don't be surprised when they decide to start watching every other game at your house, too.

Get the recipe at Veronika's Kitchen.

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instant pot chicken noodle soup
Countryside Cravings
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Sure, chicken noodle soup is a magical elixir that seems to cure all that ails you, but thanks to this fast and easy take, you don't have to wait until someone is ailing to stir up a pot.

Get the recipe at Countryside Cravings.

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instant pot chicken and rice
Kristine's Kitchen Blog
Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

Stir up this chicken and brown rice combo and add in peas, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli—really any veggie that you have in the pantry and that your family is feeling.

Get the recipe at Kristine's Kitchen.

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instant pot white chicken chili
A Mind"Full" Mom
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

The beauty of this Instant Pot chili—aside from its creamy goodness—is that it can be made from canned or dried beans.

Get the recipe at A Mind "Full" Mom.

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Instant Pot Tortilla Soup
Eating on a Dime
Instant Pot Tortilla Soup

This Instant Pot recipe rules for a few reasons: It only takes 30 minutes, it's easy on the budget, and it will have your family singing your praises.

Get the recipe at Eating On a Dime.

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instant pot chicken ramen
Rasamalaysia
Instant Pot Chicken Ramen

Add a little spice to the dinner table with this delicious mix of broth, chili oil (for extra kick!), noodles, veggies, and chopped chicken.

Get the recipe at Rasamalaysia.



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instant pot chicken and dumplings
Flavor Mosaic
Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

In the mood for a little comfort food but think it's going to take too much effort? This chicken and dumpling recipe won't fail you—it's super easy, and the dumplings can be made with canned biscuits!

Get the recipe at Flavor Mosaic.

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chicken and broccoli instant pot
Life Made Sweeter
Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli

Add extra veggies like broccolini and bok choy—really anything you have on hand—and serve over quinoa or brown rice for an extra healthy weeknight supper.

Get the recipe at Life Made Sweeter.

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instant pot chicken recipes teriyaki
Creme de la Crumb
Instant Pot Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This blogger writes her super flavorful teriyaki dish will "please even the pickiest eaters."

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

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instant pot chicken recipes lettuce wraps
Cooking Classy
Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Be sure to use ground chicken, not chicken breast, in this easy appetizer.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

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crispy chicken carnitas
Courtesy of Little Spice Jar
Crispy Chicken Carnitas

Little effort for a whole lot of flavor? Taco-bout a perfect meal.

Get the recipe at Little Spice Jar.

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spicy honey chicken
Courtesy of The Typical Mom
Spicy Honey Chicken

This dish masters that magic combination of sweet and spicy.

Get the recipe at The Typical Mom.

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bbq chicken sliders
Courtes of Eighteen25
BBQ Chicken Sliders

You'll be sliding these into your mouth faster than you can make them.

Get the recipe at Eighteen25.

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teriyaki chicken broccoli rice
Courtesy of Life Made Sweeter
Teriyaki Rice With Chicken and Broccoli

A flavor- and nutrient-packed dinner the whole family will love.

Get the recipe at Life Made Sweeter.

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chicken paprikash
Courtesy of Happy Foods Tube
Chicken Paprikash

We guarantee everyone will want a second helping of this recipe.

Get the recipe at Happy Foods Tube.

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orange chicken, instant pot recipes
Courtesy of Sweet and Savory Meals
Orange Chicken

Make your favorite to-go order in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Get the recipe at Sweet and Savory Meals.

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rotisserie chicken
Courtesy of Cooking With Curls
Faux-Tisserie Chicken

Yes, you can make a rotisserie chicken in an Instant Pot. The power pressure cooker is that good.

Get the recipe at Cooking With Curls.

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cajun chicken and rice
Courtesy of Leealicious
Cajun Chicken and Rice

Try this speedy way to spice up dinner.

Get the recipe at Leealicious.

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chicken pho
Courtesy of Platings and Pairings
Chicken Pho

Pho-get about going out to dinner. Staying in has never tasted so good.

Get the recipe at Platings and Pairings.

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butter chicken
Courtesy of The Typical Mom
Butter Chicken

It doesn't get much better than this buttery chicken recipe.

Get the recipe at The Typical Mom.

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salsa chicken tacos
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Salsa Chicken Tacos

You can serve this shredded chicken for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

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instant pot chicken enchiladas 
Courtesy of No. 2 Pencil
Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy, easy, irresistible—this is your new go-to dinner recipe.

Get the recipe at No. 2 Pencil.

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