By Carl Hanson

These are some of our very favorite chicken recipes. From chicken cacciatore to coconut curry, chicken pot pie to honey-garlic chicken, each recipe is delicious and made quick and easy in the Instant Pot®. These 5-star recipes solve the riddle of what to make for busy weeknight dinners -- so keep extra chicken breasts and thighs in your fridge and freezer.

Related: Cooking Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot—What You Need to Know

The Best Chicken Recipes for the Instant Pot

1. Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore

"This wonderful, traditionally slow-cooked recipe has been translated into a quick and easy pressure cooker meal," says Diana71. "Using the Instant Pot, you get an intensely flavorful meal made in minutes that will have your family thinking you simmered this all day. Serve over spaghetti noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, or eat as a stew!"

Photo by France C

2. Instant Pot(R) Keto Chicken Thighs in Lemon-Garlic Cream Sauce

"If you love lemon and garlic, you'll love this chicken main dish recipe whether you're on a keto diet or not," says fabeveryday. "It's delicious with roasted asparagus on the side."

Photo by fabeveryday

3. Instant Pot® Coconut Curry Chicken

"This is a rich, creamy coconut curry dish that comes together quickly in an Instant Pot," says Helene Choi. "Customize the taste by using more or less curry powder and sugar. Delicious over jasmine or basmati rice! Garnish with chopped chives, if desired."

Photo by Helene Choi

4. Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

"An Instant Pot® makes an easy weeknight meal even easier!" says Tammy Lynn. "Frozen chicken breasts are combined with taco seasoning and salsa for a tasty Mexican-themed meal. You can use the meat for tacos, burrito bowls, or as a topping for baked potatoes. So many possibilities! I used this the first night for chicken quesadillas. The second night I used it as a topping for baked potatoes with shredded cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream." Here's what you need to know about cooking frozen chicken in the Instant Pot.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

5. Instant Pot(R) Bacon-Ranch Chicken Thighs

"An easy one-pot keto dinner with chicken thighs and a creamy ranch cheese sauce with bacon and spinach," says My Hot Southern Mess. "Serve over cauliflower rice or mash, topped with Cheddar cheese and additional bacon if desired."

Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

6. Instant Pot® Chicken Pot Pie (Crustless and Gluten-Free)

"Make this delicious, flavorful, chicken pot (no pie) pie in your Instant Pot® pressure cooker," says Jane Cooks It Up. "Not necessary to pre-saute the chicken or onions. No crust, wheat free, gluten free. Serve in bowls."

Photo by KGora

7. Instant Pot(R) Chicken Tacos

"Shredded chicken for tacos made simple thanks to the Instant Pot," says Soup Loving Nicole. "Add your favorite toppings like shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, chopped onion, cilantro, sour cream, jalapeno, and guacamole."

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

8. Instant Pot® Spanish Chicken and Rice

"This delicious arroz-con-pollo-esque dish is so easy to make with the Instant Pot," says Diana71. "Colorful, appetizing, and nourishing, this meal comes together in a flash and is chock full of flavor! I hope it becomes your next favorite weeknight meal. Squeeze lime or lemon wedges over if you like!"

Photo by Diana71

9. Instant Pot® Honey-Garlic Chicken

"A classic take-out dish made simple in your Instant Pot," says Soup Loving Nicole. "Don't forget to pick up some fortune cookies and feel free to leave out the sriracha if sensitive to heat. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds."

Photo by Cgb864

10. Instant Pot® Red Thai Curry Chicken

"Thai red curry chicken is a quick and delicious soup with chicken, onions, and bell peppers," says Jessica DiPonziano. "Enjoy hot with jasmine rice. If you like, add Thai basil leaves."

Photo by Jessica DiPonziano


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