Instant Pot Chicken Recipes – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

The Instant Pot and other top rated electric pressure cookers continue to be a popular time saving kitchen gadgets that millions of families use to create healthy home cooked meals. There are a lot of easy pressure cooker recipes available online, and more people are realizing how fast and easy the pressure cookers are to use.  Disclosure: I sometimes receive compensation from the companies whose products I review. The opinions expressed here are my own.instang pot recipe

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Here is a collection of my favorite instant pot recipes, I hope you enjoy them


Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe

Cook time: 10 minutes

Makes 6 servings


  • 6 Chicken Breasts fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt (can use 1 teaspoon of regular salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker, lock the lid, and set the valve to “sealing”
  2. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Let naturally release for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Release any remaining pressure using “quick release” according to the manufacturers instructions carefully remove the lid.
  5. Shred the chicken using 2 forks, or can use a hand mixer.

Serve in chicken in salads, taco shells, or burrito bowls.



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Chicken Cacciatore – Pressure Cooker Recipe

Cook time : 15 minutes

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 chicken (3 to 4 pounds), remove skin and cut
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2.1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt ( or use 1 tsp of salt of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can diced tomatoes,(14.5 ounces) do not drain the juice
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 can mushroom stems and pieces (4 ounces), drain out the water
  • 1/4 cup white wine (can use water instead)
  • Cooked pasta of your choice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put the onions in a 6-qt. Instant pot or other electric pressure cooker.
  2. Add the all the other ingredients
  3. Lock lid; and close the vent.
  4. Select manual setting; set pressure to high, set time for 15 minutes.
  5. When the chicken is done cooking, let the pressure release on its own for 10 minutes, and then quick-release remaining pressure according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Remove bay leaf. Serve chicken with sauce over cooked pasta.



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Chicken Tikka Masala – Pressure Cooker Recipe

Easy Indian Style dish

Cook Time : 10 minutes

Makes 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt (can use 2 teaspoons regular salt)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can tomato puree (29 ounces)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cut in half, remove seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt, NOT VANILLA (12 ounces)
  • Cooked basmati rice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Cooking Directions:

  1. Using a 6-qt. Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, Set to saute, and adjust for medium heat to heat oil
  2. Cook onion until tender.
  3. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Stir in seasonings and cook 30 seconds.
  5. Add chicken, tomato puree, jalapeno and bay leaf.
  6. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed.
  7. Select manual setting; Set pressure to high. and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Quick-release the pressure following manufactures instructions.
  9. Remove bay leaf.
  10. Next, set to saute setting and use medium heat; to bring to a boil.
  11. In a small bowl, combine yogurt and cornstarch until smooth; slowly stir into sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is thick, (about 3 minutes)
  12. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with cilantro (optional).


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Mediterranean Chicken Orzo – Pressure Cooker Recipe

Cook Time : 3 minutes

Makes 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced pitted green olives, drained
  • 1 cup sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1 large carrot, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a 6 qt. Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker, stir together all ingredients EXCEPT the pasta.
  2. Lock lid; close the vent. Use the manual setting; and set pressure to high, Cook for 8 minutes.
  3. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Add orzo pasta. Lock lid; close the vent. Use the manual setting; set pressure to low, and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 4 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure using the manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Let sit 8-10 minutes before serving.

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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken Recipes – Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

  • March 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    What a great post! I have been wanting to invest in an Instant Pot for quite awhile and now looking at these recipes (and the cook times!) might be the final push I need to make it happen. 

    It seems so versatile- I can imagine it has many different uses other than chicken, can’t wait to start researching recipes in addition to the ones you outlined! 

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • March 30, 2018 at 6:29 am

      You are welcome. I am working on beef and pork recipes,  stay tuned!


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