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!
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 including Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup,
- Chicken dinners including Instant Pot Orange Chicken, and
- Basic chicken recipes.
I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes and find new ways to make a flavorful meal and easy dinner. Most of these healthy chicken recipes use simple ingredients such as olive oil, italian seasoning, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
FAQs About Instant Pot Chicken 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. Chicken broth will help you make the most flavorful chicken.
Soups & Stew
Here are some of the best healthy chicken soups and stews made in the Instant Pot.
These easy chicken dinner recipes are great for families and busy weeknights.
Easy chicken basics.
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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About the Author: Carrie Forrest is the author of the best-selling Instant Pot-authorized cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook. She has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition and receives nearly 10 million annual visitors to her site. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.