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In this post you’ll find a collection of the TOP 15 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes you must try! Not only are all of these recipes extremely easy, they are tested and fail-proof recipes. 

In this post you'll find a collection of the TOP 15 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes you must try! Not only are all of these recipes extremely easy, they are tested and fail-proof recipes. 

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

It seems like everyone is always on the look out for new and delicious chicken recipes to try in their Instant Pot. Lucky for you, I have a list here of the Top 15 Chicken Recipes! There are a variety of flavors and cuisines so I am positive you’ll find something here to love!

How to Cook Chicken in the Instant Pot 

Cooking chicken in the Instant Pot can be a little tricky at first. With all other methods of cooking, you can check on the food as it is cooking to gauge how close it is to being complete! That is not the case with the Instant Pot which is why the Instant Pot tends to intimidate some people for a while. 

If this rings true for you, you should check out my Instant Pot Beginner’s Guide and Recipe eBook! You will be comfortable in no time!

In the printable recipe card below I will include a basic ‘how-to’ cook chicken tenders. Below the recipe card you will find links to posts that will explain in great detail how to cook plain chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins in the Instant Pot. The rest of the recipes are delicious chicken dishes you will definitely enjoy. 

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Instant Pot Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Tenders that are pressure cooked to perfection to use as prep or the base for many different recipes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
NPR: 6 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 12 frozen chicken tenders
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper


  • Place the frozen chicken tenders into the Instant Pot.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the chicken tenders.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Close and lock the lid into place. Turn the knob towards 'sealing'.
  • Press the 'pressure cook' or 'manual' button (depending on which model of pot you have) and then adjust the cook time to show 6 minutes.
  • The Instant Pot will take 5-10 minutes to reach pressure. The pin on the top of the Instant Pot will pop up once the Instant Pot has reached pressure. The timer will then start to count down from 6.
  • When the 6 minute cook time is over and the Instant Pot beeps, let the Instant Pot sit for an additional 6 mintues (this is called an NPR). After the additional 6 minutes is complete, turn the knob on the top of the Instant Pot to release the remaining pressure.
  • The chicken is now cooked, you can shred or dice to use for other dishes or serve with your favorite sauce.


If wanting to use thawed chicken tenderloins, cook for 3 minutes high pressure with a 6 minute NPR.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 401mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Instant Pot Chicken Tenders

chicken tenders in the Instant Pot, shredded

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Instant Pot Chicken Breast is a versatile chicken breast that is quick, easy and it literally melts in your mouth! Serve it for dinner or store it in the freezer until needed!

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Instant Pot chicken alfredo


Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

salsa chicken made in a crockpot or Instant Pot

Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Sandwiches

Mississippi chicken made in the Instant Pot or crockpot

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken 

Instant Pot teriyaki chicken bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps

pf Chang's chicken lettuce wraps made in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein 

homemade chicken lo mein

Instant Pot Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy 

Instant Pot chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Instant Pot chicken pot pie

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot chicken pasta with Italian creamy sauce

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti 

instant pot pasta creamy chicken spaghetti

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

BBQ or barbecue chicken made in the Instant Pot is a great summer weeknight meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Bacon bits on top of a made from scratch ranch alfredo sauce covered linguine pasta with chunks of chicken all cooked in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Hawaiian Haystacks

Hawaiian Haystacks, served.

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  1. Hi Mary!! I don’t have an Instant Pot cookbook printed, but I do have all of my Instant Pot recipes over on an app called Prepear, which you can favorite and group my recipes together for easy reference! One day I’ll have a printed cookbook. 😉