15+ Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
Here’s a round-up of over 15 healthy Instant Pot Chicken recipes! Find recipes for whole chicken, chicken and veggies, chicken soups, stews, curries, and more. Enjoy these easy one-pot recipes that are perfect for meal prepping or for weeknight meals.
Cooking chicken that is moist and full of flavor has never been easier than using the Instant Pot.
Most of us think about using the slow cooker to make tender chicken dishes, but I recommend using the pressure cooker to save time on busy weeknights.
Not only can you meal prep to make a healthy meal, but the moisture gets trapped inside the pot so you don’t have to worry about dried and boring chicken. These Instant Pot recipes will satisfy the whole family!
I recommend getting the 6-quart Instant Pot Duo if you don’t have one yet (you can also see my post on how to use the Instant Pot Duo if you’re new to using an electric pressure cooker.
The possibilities are endless for making healthy and delicious meals at home.
Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipe Tips
When you’re on a clean eating diet, it can be hard to find dedicated recipes that don’t use processed ingredients. Don’t worry, this round-up of easy Instant Pot chicken recipes is here to the rescue!
Some tips to remember when using the Instant Pot to prepare chicken recipes include:
- Try to use organic or pasture-raised chicken so you avoid factory farmed chicken.
- You can use boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs in most of these recipes.
- Follow a recipe! Using the Instant Pot is part science and part art. Rest assured that every recipe in my list is well-tested and complete. This helps you avoid the burn notice.
- Store leftovers up to about 4 days in an airtight container for most of these recipes.
I think you’ll find that there’s something for everyone in this epic round-up of Instant Pot chicken recipes. I’ve organized them into categories for:
- Soups and stews,
- Chicken dinners, and
- Basic chicken recipes.
I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes and find new ways to make a flavorful meal and easy dinner.
Also, don’t miss my other recipe round-ups of Instant Pot Healthy Side Dishes and Instant Pot Soup recipes.
It really just depends on the recipe. As long as the cook time is long enough at high pressure to cook the chicken through, then you can likely use the quick release. But, again, check the specific recipe or recipe card for the cooking time and directions. Some recipes use the natural release for at least 5 minutes.
Some vegetables can be cooked with the chicken for a one-pot meal, especially denser veggies like potatoes, carrots, and squash. More delicate vegetables like broccoli and greens may need to be cooked separately or added later to ensure they don’t get overcooked.
Yes! Most recipes will require at least one cup of chicken broth or chicken stock to ensure that the pot can come up to pressure. Always be sure to add enough liquid to the bottom of the pot.
Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
I hope you enjoy this round-up of healthy and gluten-free Instant Pot Chicken recipes! You'll find recipes for whole chicken, chicken and veggies, chicken soups, stews, curries, and more. I think you'll find that these easy one-pot recipes are perfect for meal prepping or for weeknight meals.
Soups & Stew
Here are some of the best healthy chicken soups and stews made in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Easy Chicken & Sweet Potato Dinner
This is one of the easiest chicken dishes you can make in the Instant Pot. You essentially only need chicken sweet potatoes, and canned tomatoes.
Instant Pot Indian Chicken Curry
This is such an easy chicken dinner that everyone loves. The curry flavor is balanced with the rich and creamy coconut milk.
Instant Pot Coconut Chicken
This is one of the easiest soups you can make in the Instant Pot. You only need a few ingredients.
Instant Pot Chicken & Rice Soup
This is a great meal prep recipe because it's a whole meal with protein, veggies, and carbs.
Instant Pot Thai Green Chicken Soup
This is an easy Thai green curry chicken soup recipe that has the flavors of curry and lots of vegetables.
Easiest Instant Pot Chicken Stew
This delicious stew has both chicken and potatoes, along with nourishing vegetables.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Everyone loves this hearty soup that gets topped with crispy tortilla strips!
These easy chicken dinner recipes are great for families and busy weeknights.
Instant Pot Pesto Chicken
This is a 4-ingredient, 1-pot meal that everyone in the family will love. Serve your pesto chicken with vegetables or on top of cooked pasta.
Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken
This delectable chicken dish is a one-pot, 30-minute meal that even kids love.
Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken
This sweet and sour chicken dish is so incredibly easy to make, yet it tastes amazing.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
This one-pot Orange Chicken is a family favorite. The leftovers are great too!
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken
This is a summertime favorite recipe! Serve your shredded BBQ chicken in a variety of ways.
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
This is a simple one-pot dish that uses juicy chicken thighs.
Easy chicken basics.
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Tenders
Here's how to cook frozen chicken tenders super fast in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken (2-Ingredients)
This 2-ingredient chicken recipe is as easy as it gest. Make this Salsa Chicken as part of your meal prep, and use the shredded chicken throughout the week.
Instant Pot Whole Chicken & Vegetables
Here's a recipe for how to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot. This is a great meal prep recipe. Or, you can serve it for a Sunday dinner or a holiday.
I hope you enjoyed this Instant Pot chicken recipe round-up, featuring meals that are simple, healthy, and all made using real food ingredients. Are you hungry yet? I know I am! Let me know which of the recipes you end up trying, or if you have a favorite that wasn’t included here.
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I better get my instant pot. These recipes are classic. Thanks for sharing!
So many great recipes, that are low carb and dairy free. Wonderful round!
So many great recipes here, but number 7 is right up my alley! I love Thai soups!
I still haven’t jumped on the instant pot bandwagon yet but this recipe Round-Up is definitely making me consider it! What a great compilation of delicious, easy dinners!
SO excited to try some of these! We totally love our instant pot — it’s just such an easy way to make a meal. (So many tasty possibilities!) This is such a great collection of recipes — thanks for sharing! 😀
Oh wow! What a great collection of recipes! They all sound delicious and I think I got my dinners cover for this week! lol! Thanks for doing this round up!
I’m in love with all of these recipes! Where would we be without the instant pot? Such a great and convenient way of cooking, especially when short on time!
I am still learning my instant pot, but I really like it. So many great recipes here.
Ive never used an instant pot but this is building my temptation to go buy one! These all look so yummy and great for a busy weeknight meal 🙂
What a fantastic collection of chicken recipes. We eat chicken about 3 times a week so these recipes will certainly come in handy. I won’t have to fall into a rut of making the same ole same ole recipe. Thank you for this. I’m pinning!!
Great, thanks Marisa!!!