I bought my instant pot on a black Friday sale a year and a half ago and then it sat on my shelf for about a month because I felt so overwhelmed by it. Now I use it to make some of the best chicken breast recipes I can make in an instant pot.
Once I got over that learning curve of using the instant pot I realized what a time saver it can be (and if you’re here you already know that too!)
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The instant pot is the ultimate dgaf tool to have in your house. My hubby hates almost anything cooked in a slow cooker and claims that it all “Just tastes like boiled meat.” But with the saute function, you can sear that meat and lock in so many juices to make some of the most delicious tasting chicken breast!
If you don’t already have an instant pot be sure to check this out right here. It’s hands down the best investment I’ve made in my kitchen since the George Forman Grill (and I don’t even really use that anymore).
We cook with it three or four times a week, and if we’re not making a main dish I use it to make rice, quinoa, or even steam veggies real quick.
Like seriously some of these dishes feel like they should be served in a 5-star restaurant. Or at least cost a lot more than what I paid to buy the ingredients.
Saving Your Favorite Instant Chicken Breast Recipes
I know you just want to get to the list but...sister friend what are you gonna do when you click on the link? Where you gonna save that recipe? If you have a system in place to store all your favorite recipes then, by all means, keep reading.
This may not be for you but my meal planner template is an awesome way to store your favorites, or to add new recipes, and also create a grocery list option so you don’t ever forget an ingredient again.
You can read more here about what meal planning and prep is.
The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes
Let’s make some chicken in the instant pot, shall we?
Instant Pot - Buttery Chicken Breasts From Ma Main Instincts
This is another one of those decadent dishes that makes you feel like you’re eating at a fancy restaurant instead of your home kitchen. Pair with string beans or fresh salad and it’s a perfect combo of savory and yummy.
Instant Pot Chicken and Noodles from I Don’t Have Time For That
Omg soooo good. So delicious and so easy to throw together and always a crowd pleaser.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas from Family Fresh Meals
I love Mexican food and I think I could eat it all day every day. If ONLY my family would let me.
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Speaking of Mexican food, I love these shredded chicken tacos as an awesome alternative for ground beef on a taco Tuesday.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings from Simply Happy Foodie
Sort of like chicken and noddles (but without the egg noodles) this dish is deliciously creamy and filling and surprisingly a hit with my toddlers who hate soups of most kind that aren’t just straight up tomato.
Instant Pot Chicken Pesto and Potatoes from The Recipe Rebel
I love pesto. I love potatoes. I love chicken breast in the instant pot. This is also a huge hit with our boys who surprisingly don’t love green things in their food unless it’s pesto.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken from Skinny Taste
True Story. I used to make slow cooker salsa chicken at least once a month (sometimes more) but since the Instant Pot came into my life, I can sear the chicken breast before it gets cooked which saves my husband from saying “It just tastes like boiled chicken with salsa on it.”
Greek Chicken Rice Bowls From 365 Days of Crockpot
Greek food is solidly in my top three food styles of all time and so we eat it at least once a week (sometimes more!). These rice bowls have everything and all the ingredients make it feel super fresh and healthy too!
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan from Skinny Taste
Oh man is there anything more comforting than this Italian classic?
Southwestern Instant pot Chicken And Rice from Meaningful Eats
I’ve made this one with both frozen and fresh chicken and it’s a huge hit with my toddlers (they loved the rice and asked for seconds!)
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice From From I Don’t Have Time for That
Chicken and broccoli are two of my kids favorite dinner dishes so combining them in one is a no-brainer. Don’t chop the broccoli too small or else it turns out kind of mushy and weird.
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken From Rasa Malaysia
Ermagerd this is heaven in an Instant Pot. Make her Creamy Garlic Instant Pot Pasta along with it and you’ve got a completely decadent complete meal.
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo by The Recipe Critic
This is such a delicious spin on a classic recipe that is done in a flash by cooking the noodles and chicken at the same time! I know. Mind blowing.
Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie by Cooking with Karli
This recipe has all the flavors your familiar with and also omg, it may be one of the best chicken pot pies you’ve ever tasted.
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo by Urban Bliss Life
This is a delicious recipe that has the traditional flavors of the filipino chicken adobo you love, but cooked in half the time!
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala from Mommy’s Home Cooking
This is so decadent and delicious and also so easy to make it feels like you’re cheating.
These Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas from DIY Candy
Omg these Enchiladas make me walk around and quote Moira Rose’s famous “Enchilaaaaadaaas” from Schitt’s Creek:
These Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks from Temecula Blogs
are done in about 15 minutes And ZOMGGG how my kids love to eat these.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili from 365 Days of Crockpot
I kind of have a thing for white chicken chili, and even prefer it to the more traditional tomato based version. It’s like a bisque!
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipes
I love cooking with chicken thighs. They’re cheap. They’re so incredibly flavorful. They’re also great if you’re on a keto diet or whole 30 diet. I love that I can buy organic chicken thighs and it’s still cheaper in many cases than the regularly priced non-organic chicken breasts (sometimes.)
Here are some of the best Instant pot chicken thigh recipes.
Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs from Damn Delicious
This is SO savory and so refreshing at the same time. I love a good lemon butter combo and served with cous cous or cauliflower rice and this is amazing.
Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Risotto from The Lazy Genius Collective
I love risotto because it’s one of those dishes that feels and looks fancy but it’s essentially an Italian peasant dish so it’s cheap and easy. But with the Instant Pot it becomes even easier.
Instant Pot - Whole Chicken Recipe From A Pinch of Healthy
Yes. You can rotisserie an entire chicken (and not just the chicken breasts) in your Instant Pot. There are several recipes out there for this but this one stands out as being pretty complete (and yummy!)
Instant Pot - Lemon Garlic Chicken from Life Made Sweeter
We legit make this at least once every few weeks in my house. The addition of cream makes it, even more, Keto friendly, and with or without it kind of varies the flavor enough that it can taste like a different meal. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice if you’re on a ketogenic diet.
Instant Pot - Chicken Burrito Bowls From Number 2 Pencil
If I can eat food every single day then I’m a happy happy momma. This one-stop shop for dinner is my second favorite thing - cooking without all the cleanup and tons of pots and pans and other cookware. Oh, and it’s fucking delicious AF.
Instant Pot Chicken Soup From Omnivores Cookbook
Nothing can be more classic and comforting then a hot bowl of chicken soup and thanks to the Instant pot most of the work (and labor) is done for you. If you buy pre-chopped veggies you can save even more time on a weeknight.
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Thighs from Temecula Blogs
Yes. Totally substitute chicken breasts for thighs in this one if you prefer chicken breasts, but do not skimp on the creamy part of this dish. IT. IS. DIVINE!!!
Instant Pot Garlic Sesame Chicken From Sweet and Savory Meals
This is a dump dinner in the best away. My favorite thing about the Instant Pot.
Meal Plan with Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
Now that you’ve seen and probably clicked on and even maybe saved some of the best-looking chicken breast recipes above, what are ya gonna do with them? Print them out and store them in a folder?
Add them to your favorite Pinterest board? (And check out this Instant Pot recipe board where I am constantly adding new ideas).
What if I told you there’s a better way to keep track of your recipes and to even be able to seamlessly build a grocery list for when you go to the store. So you don’t forget that one weird spice you didn’t know you needed. Or something like a stable like milk or eggs.
It’s my meal planner template. You can read more about it here.
Don’t worry, I’ll help you figure out how to use it pretty quickly and easily with a couple short videos.
What’s your favorite instant pot chicken breast recipe? Comment below and let me know and I'll do my best to add it to this ever-growing list.
Oh, and do me a favor. Can you pin this cute little pin I made to Pinterest so other parents can get their favorite Chicken breast instant pot recipes too? Thanks a ton.