Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

~ These easy, healthy Instant Pot Chicken recipes combine America’s favorite protein with the quick cooking techniques of your electric pressure cooker … with delicious results! Whether you love chicken breast recipes or prefer chicken thighs – or would even like to try cooking a whole chicken in your Instant Pot – we’ve gotcha covered! ~

What’s even better than a favorite chicken recipe? How about a healthy chicken recipe that’s also super-easy in your Instant Pot!?! Perfect! These Instant Pot chicken recipes feature all sorts of chicken dinner ideas, from chicken curry to chicken tacos … even how to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot! | easy chicken recipes | pressure cooker chicken | chicken breast recipes | chicken thigh recipes | easy dinner recipes | #InstantPot #chicken #pressurecooker | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
When it comes to easy, healthy dinner recipes, America’s go-to protein of choice tends to be chicken. Makes sense, right? Chicken is super-adaptable. Pretty much a blank canvas for all sorts of flavors and cooking styles. You can cook it whole or serve it shredded … or pretty much anything in between.

Definitely, here at THK, many of our own top recipe posts through the years have been chicken recipes – so we know our readers love them, and keep coming back for more!

It only makes sense, then, during THK’s official “Instant Pot Month” that we couldn’t resist gathering up some of the yummiest Instant Pot chicken recipes we could find. How could we send you off to start your own personal Instant Pot journey without chicken, right?!?

And my goodness, we sure did find a lot of fantastic options!

Instant Pot Chicken … So Many Ways!

Just in today’s post alone, we’ve got recipes for Instant Pot chicken breasts, chicken thighs, whole chicken … even one using ground chicken, and some that call for a mixture of white and dark meat. Whatever you like best – there’s fabulous inspiration ahead!

In fact, we found waaaaay more chicken recipes than we could jam-cram into just this one post … so be sure to peek at the Instant Pot chicken recipes we’ve already posted throughout the month, in a few other, more specific recipe categories:

But soup and chili and stew … that was only just the beginning! The tiniest tip of the chicken recipe iceberg! Today we’re taking Instant Pot chicken to whole new heights with these chicken dinner recipes!

See what I mean …

Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes

Paleo Chicken and Broccoli from Lexi at Lexi's Clean Kitchen is just one of the easy, healthy dinner ideas in our droolworthy list of Instant Pot Chicken recipes! Be sure to check out all of them!

Paleo Chicken and Broccoli in the Instant Pot from Lexi at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

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Love easy chicken recipes? We’ve got lots of ‘em for ya – like these Chipotle Chicken Tacos from Kelli at Hungry Hobby - all made super-fast thanks to the Instant Pot!

Chipotle Chicken Tacos from Kelli at Hungry Hobby

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 Chicken dinners are ready in a flash when cooked in a pressure cooker! We’ve got lots for you to choose from in this great line-up, including Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken from Chellie at Art from My Table!

Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken from Chellie at Art from My Table

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Our list of Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes includes this scrumptious Instant Pot Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls {Meal Prep} from Melanie at Garnish & Glaze. What a great way to pre-cook weekly meals!

Instant Pot Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls {Meal Prep} from Melanie at Garnish & Glaze

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We have so many ideas for you in this round-up of healthy, easy pressure cooker chicken recipes! Chicken is so versatile – especially this recipe for The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe from Bintu at Recipes from a Pantry. Lots of great options for serving it up!

The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe from Bintu at Recipes from a Pantry

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Classic chicken piccata is ready in a hurry when you use your pressure cooker! This Healthy Chicken Piccata in the Instant Pot from Rachel at Rachel Cooks is just one of the many terrific pressure cooker chicken dinners we’ve got for you in our yummy recipe round-up!

Healthy Chicken Piccata in the Instant Pot from Rachel at Rachel Cooks

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Looking for a winner, winner chicken dinner? Super-fast chicken recipes are always a win, thanks to quick pressure cooking! Try this Balsamic Chicken in the Instant Pot from Bet at Bet on Dinner, and then take a peek at all 20 of our scrumptious Instant Pot Chicken dinner ideas!

Balsamic Chicken in the Instant Pot from Bet at Bet on Dinner

(Note that Bet says you can swap in chicken thighs if you prefer.)

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These high-protein Instant Pot Chicken and Quinoa Bowls from Lauren at Meals, Heels & Cocktails is just one of 20 terrific chicken dinners you can make quickly and easily in your electric pressure cooker! Be sure to check them all out … and then get cookin’!

Instant Pot Chicken and Quinoa Bowls from Lauren at Meals, Heels & Cocktails

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Chicken Pot Pie in your Instant Pot? Well …. sort of! Whole30 Deconstructed Chicken & Mushroom Pie in the Instant Pot by Samantha at Recipe This is just one of the creative recipes on our list of top Chicken Instant Pot ideas!

Whole30 Deconstructed Chicken & Mushroom Pie in the Instant Pot by Samantha at Recipe This

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Your fiesta awaits … and tacos are ready in just minutes when you use your electric pressure cooker! And these Instant Pot Low-Carb Cheesy Chicken Tacos from Kalyn at Kalyn's Kitchen are just one of the Mexican-inspired recipes we’ve got lined up for you on our list of easy Instant Pot chicken dinners!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Cheesy Chicken Tacos from Kalyn at Kalyn’s Kitchen

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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipes

Forget take-out! We’ve got 20 great chicken dinners for you today, all super easy and fast in your pressure cooker. Case in point: this Pressure Cooker Moo Goo Gai Pan from Sheena at Gluten Free Pressure Cooker!

Pressure Cooker Moo Goo Gai Pan from Sheena at Gluten Free Pressure Cooker

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Like all 20 of the chicken dinners that made our list, this Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Cacciatore from Leslie-Anne at From Pasta to Paleo is ready in just minutes! So quick and easy!

Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Cacciatore from Leslie-Anne at From Pasta to Paleo

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This list of scrumptious Instant Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes includes both chicken breast recipes and recipes that call for chicken thighs … and some, like this Instant Pot Honey Lemon Chicken from Catalina at Sweet & Savory Meals, that let you use whichever you prefer!

Instant Pot Honey Lemon Chicken from Catalina at Sweet & Savory Meals

(Note that Catalina suggests you can swap out the chicken thighs for chicken breasts if you prefer, without adjusting the cooking time.)

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 This easy, healthy Instant Pot Chicken Curry Recipe with Potatoes from Dara at Cookin' Canuck is just one of 20 deliciously quick recipes we’ve got for you today – be sure to check ‘em all out! And then ... Break out that pressure cooker, and dinner will be done in a jiffy!

Instant Pot Chicken Curry Recipe with Potatoes from Dara at Cookin’ Canuck

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Love chicken dinners? We’ve got 20 for you to choose from – including this Mango Chicken Curry from Leslie-Anne at From Pasta to Paleo. Bonus: they’re all extra-fast and easy, thanks to your electric pressure cooker!

Mango Chicken Curry from Leslie-Anne at From Pasta to Paleo

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipes

Ever wonder if you can actually make a WHOLE chicken in your pressure cooker? Guess what – you can! Check out How to Make an Instant Pot Whole Chicken from Renee at Raising Generation Nourished, and then take a look at all the other chicken recipes in our pressure cooker line-up. From chicken breasts to chicken thighs to the whole bird – there’s something for everyone!

How to Make an Instant Pot Whole Chicken from Renee at Raising Generation Nourished

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Chicken and gravy from a pressure cooker?!? Why not! Check out this recipe for Instant Pot Whole Chicken & Gravy from Nikki at Tastythin – and then be sure to peek at all the other scrumptious dinner recipes on our pressure cooker chicken list, too!

Instant Pot Whole Chicken & Gravy from Nikki at Tastythin

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Instant Pot Ground Chicken Recipes and Combinations

Get a jump on healthy eating this week – make this recipe for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Meal Prep from Danielle at Project Meal Plan! And then plan out some easy chicken dinner recipes from our pressure cooker list, too! Mmmmmm … sounds like a yummy week ahead!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Meal Prep from Danielle at Project Meal Plan

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Healthy Instant Pot Butter Chicken from Carmy at the blog Carmy is just one of 20 pressure cooker chicken recipes we picked out to share with you today. Make sure to check ‘em all out – so many great ideas!

Healthy Instant Pot Butter Chicken from Carmy at the blog Carmy

(Note that Carmy specifics a combination of chicken breasts, thighs and drumsticks.)

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Pressure cooking chicken doesn’t have to be plain-Jane! We’ve got 20 hand-picked, brilliant recipe ideas for you that prove it … like this Jamaican-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken from Diana at White Coat Pink Apron! Dig in!

Jamaican-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken from Diana at White Coat Pink Apron

(Note that Diana specifies a combination of chicken thighs and drumsticks, with either the skin off or on. To decrease the fat content of this recipe, we recommend going skin-off.)

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Instant Pot Tips!

In case you missed one exciting moment of “Instant Pot Month” here at THK, here’s a look back at all the tips and tricks we’ve worked through so far:

Happy Instant-Potting, friends!

I’ll have more adventures in pressure cooking for you soon!

 This round-up list of 20 pressure cooker chicken recipes features recipes for chicken breasts, chicken thighs …. even whole chickens!

2 thoughts on “Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes”

    • Oh, Leslie-Anne, you’re so welcome! Both those recipes look delicious! I sorted through so, so many submissions to whittle down the final list for this Instant Pot chicken post, and there were lots of great ideas – but for sure, these all rose to the top as the best of the best! I feel really inspired just looking through the list of wonderful recipes other bloggers are creating with their Instant Pots! 🙂 ~Shelley

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Updated on August 2, 2021

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