Look no further for a healthy and delicious list of instant pot chicken breast recipes. This list of tried and true instant pot recipes includes cooking tips for cooking chicken breasts in your instant pot.
I love how versatile chicken breast can be. You can grill it, bake it, broil it, and boil it. But my favorite way to cook chicken breasts is in my instant pot.
Instant pot chicken breast never dries out and cooks lightning fast – even from frozen. Okay, maybe not as fast as lightning strikes.
But considering I can have rock-hard frozen chickens breasts cooked and on the table in under an hour – I’m calling that a win. If you want a list dedicated to cooking with only frozen chicken, you may want to add 50+ Amazing Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipes to your reading list.
In this post, we are going to share all different kinds of instant pot chicken breast recipes, from 3-ingredient Hawaiian chicken to sweet and sour chicken, to chicken enchiladas and so many more. Several of these recipes are also freezer friendly and those instructions are included in the recipe, if applicable.
Featured recipe: Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken – This is the go-to chicken recipe for meal prep! It cooks chicken breast fast and doesn’t dry it out. You can skip the shredding part if you want whole or chopped chicken.
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken – A healthier version of the classic pulled pork, this instant pot chicken breast recipe is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite barbecue sauce.
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken – Our favorite 3 ingredient recipe. I have demonstrated this recipe several times on facebook live by making it both in the instant pot and slow cooker. It is very kid-friendly because it comes out sweet and tangy every time.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken – Like the Hawaiian chicken above, this recipe is incredibly easy and can be made with frozen chicken. It’s on the spicier side, but the heat can be controlled with the amount and type of hot sauce you use.
Featured recipe: Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken
Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken – This recipe takes a little bit more work but it is well worth it for the outcome. This instant pot chicken breast recipe tastes just like Chinese take-out!
Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas – This is a sour cream enchilada recipe made with leftover cooked chicken breast. Or use the recipe for shredded chicken above.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe – A soup that is healthy and full of flavor! The addition of green chilies and cilantro really make this soup.
Featured recipe: Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe – It got its name because it is so good, you won’t be able to stop eating it! This bacon ranch chicken is creamy and delicious. It tastes great on soft rolls, crackers, or over a bed of lettuce.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili – A creamy version of classic chili made with white beans, green chilies, and chicken breast.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos – A delicious dump and press start recipe made with taco seasoning, chicken broth, and chunky salsa.
Cooking with frozen chicken breast
I like to keep a Costco-sized bag of frozen chicken breasts in my freezer at all time. You can use frozen chicken breast in place of fresh chicken breast in any dump and press start type of recipes.
My general rule of thumb is to increase the cooking time by 50% if using frozen. Some recipe developers state that the cooking time does not need to increase because the pressure cooker will simply take longer to pressurize with frozen chicken.
Featured recipe: Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos
I have not found this to be the case. I have tested instant pot chicken breast recipes using frozen chicken and kept the cooking time the same. And I ended up with raw chicken.
That’s why you will see two different cook times listed when there is an option to use frozen chicken. I hope this little tip helps your success with cooking instant pot chicken breast recipes.