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Feel like chicken tonight—but not like fussing over a complicated recipe? Check out the best Instant Pot chicken recipes around to ensure you’re never far from an easy weeknight meal.

Whether it’s a meal for one or a main course for 10, preparing dinner can often feel like a hassle or never-ending task. But thanks to the invention of the Instant Pot, executing any meal can be a breeze. With the push of a button and very few ingredients, we can make stews, soups, and other savory (or sweet) dishes in minutes.

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As for what to put in the pot, chicken is an incredibly versatile protein that can be the perfect front-and-center showcase for your next meal, whether it’s feeding a family of rambunctious kids or preparing an elegant dinner party with friends. Think of the possibilities: weeknight tacos, creamy Indian curries, and whole chicken with a sweet and spicy Thai glaze or simply garnished and prepared with a homemade rub.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Instant Pot chicken recipes that will make you fall in love all over again with your prized kitchen appliance and that good old standby…chicken.

1. Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken


Create this savory, fall-off-the-bone-tender dish with chicken thighs and creamy umami mushrooms, which are full of antioxidants. Serve over rice or spaghetti or with a buttered, crispy baguette, which is perfect for sopping up the juicy broth; any way you pair it, it makes a hearty weeknight dinner. Get the Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken recipe

2. Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Thai Glaze


This whole chicken is made with a tangy Thai glaze composed of red Thai curry paste and coconut milk and comes out super juicy and tender. Serve with a Thai papaya salad and some white rice for a delicious dinner. Get the Thai Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe.

3. Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Wings


The purpose of the Instant Pot is to make your life easier by cooking foods as quickly as possible. So what could beat taking frozen chicken wings and turning them into a hearty meal in just 11 minutes? This quick dinner may become your new favorite weeknight dish, and your kids will love the tangy BBQ sauce and sweet honey combination. Get the Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Wings recipe.

4. Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches


If buffalo chicken is your jam, then you will love these easy-to-make shredded chicken sandwiches. After cooking the chicken in a spicy buffalo marinade for just a few minutes, simply shred and assemble sandwiches with sliced cabbage and ranch or blue cheese dressing. Get the Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches recipe.

5. Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken


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Recipe👇Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken __ Here’s another old recipe off the blog, slightly modified to remove the potatoes & veggies. To learn how to add them back into the recipe and for more pics & info👉https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-chicken-potatoes/ (click link in profile). __ Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken 🔹Ingredients 3 lbs chicken (any cut, see blog post) 1 tbsp oil (for IP) 🔻SAUCE: 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos (Gf) 2 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp sriracha 3–4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp dried parsley Salt & pepper to taste 🔸Instructions 🔻Slow Cooker Add chicken to the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined. Pour sauce on top of chicken and potatoes. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6. 🔻Instant Pot Turn on the IP and select saute. Once hot add oil to the pot. Add the chicken, skin side down and cook a 3-5 few minutes on each side (or until nicely browned). In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce into the pressure cooker. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release pressure. 🔻I broiled my chicken afterwards to crisp the skin. . . . . . . . . . #fitslowcookerqueen #slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #slowcookermeals #crockpot #crockpotrecipes #garlicky #sundaydinner #familydinner #honeygarlic #crockpotmeals #crockpotchicken #crockpotcooking #instantpot #instantpotcooking #instantpotrecipes #instantpotlove #instantpotchicken #sriracha #srirachasauce #slowcookersundays #paleofood #paleorecipes #paleodinner #honeygarlicchicken #slowcooking #instantpotmeals #pressurecooker #pressurecookerrecipes

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Cook this sweet chicken dish with potatoes and vegetables, such as bell peppers or string beans, for a balanced one-pot dinner. Honey, garlic, and soy sauce create an intoxicating sauce, with a slight spicy kick from the Sriracha. Get the Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken recipe.

6. Chicken Coconut Korma


If you crave comforting Indian dishes, then this chicken korma incorporating nutritious sweet potatoes and red peppers may become a staple this season. Made in under 30 minutes, this aromatic curry features warming garam masala and ginger, and is creamy from coconut milk. Get the Chicken Coconut Korma recipe.

7. Instant Pot Butter Chicken


Another Indian favorite, butter chicken is ultra creamy and absolutely delicious. Here is an iteration that suggests marinating the chicken upwards of 24 hours—but 15 minutes works, too. After the chicken is marinated, saute the onions with spices and cook the chicken with all the ingredients for just 10 minutes. Afterwards, add in the cream and top with coriander leaves. Pairing it with rice or naan goes without saying. Get the Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe.

8. Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos


Who can resist tacos filled with tender, shredded chicken luxuriating in salsa verde, a tangy Mexican salsa made of tomatillos, parsley, cilantro, peppers, and onions? This recipe is a simple and genius weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. Simply dump a jar of salsa verde in with the chicken, and voila, you’re basically done. Serve in your favorite tortillas and have the kids (or adults) take charge of adding all sorts of toppings: sour cream, cheese, guacamole, black beans, cilantro, and freshly diced tomatoes. Get the Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos recipe.

9. Basic Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken


Roasting a whole chicken in an Instant Pot in just 45 minutes is a true game-changer. Add your favorite spice mixture and rub onto the chicken with some olive oil and salt. Saute the chicken to sear the skin, then add more stock and cook the bird in the Instant Pot. Feast on your chicken immediately, or slice and save for later to create  chicken salad or chicken quesadillas (or anything you’d do with a rotisserie chicken). Get the Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe.

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Marisa Olsen is a Boston-based writer and founder of Girl Loves Food. Follow her on Instagram at @marisaolsen17.
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