If you don’t have an Instant Pot by now, you’re probably sitting there contemplating is it really worth it. In short, yes, yes it is very worth it! Not only does it cook meals very quickly but it can transform traditional recipes into one-pot meals which means easy preparation and easy cleanup. Additionally, the Instant Pot can cook frozen meat effortlessly which is perfect for those busy weeknights when you forget to dethaw the chicken.

This week you’ll want to pick up a Costco sized pack of chicken because your family will go wild for these Instant Potchicken dinners! We’ll cover everything from savory soups, to creamy pasta dishes and even a few take-out favorites. Get ready for a week of delicious home cooked meals that take little time and little effort!

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1. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Growing up, chicken pot pie regularly made our weekly rotations. This savory meal has always been one of my favorites. It’s creamy, savory and most definitely comforting – what is not to like?

While you may not be able to throw a whole chicken pie in the instant pot you can certainly make the delicious fillings you love about the pie. The best part about our recipe is that it requires simple ingredients, most of which you’ll probably already have on hand. Additionally, it comes together very quickly. You can serve it on its own or enjoy with golden biscuits!

2. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Our buffalo chicken slider recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, game day or party food! You’ll only need 16 minutes and a small handful of ingredients. We cooked our chicken from fresh which resulted in a cook quicking time of just 6 minutes, however, you can easily cook your chicken from frozen too!

To create the sliders, first, you’ll want to cook the chicken in your Instant Pot. Then using two forks shred the chicken. Mix in the savory and spicy buffalo sauce and serve on a soft bun. This meal is so easy and it’ll quickly become a family favorite!

3. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

This Tuscan chicken recipe is the definition of versatility. It comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal but the flavors are so extraordinary that you can save it for a special occasion too!

Depending on how many people you’re looking to serve, you’ll need 4-6 chicken breasts. The delicious creamy sauce comes from heavy cream, chicken stock, sun-dried tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, and spinach.

4. 15-Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Before you pick up the phone and order take out be sure to check out our orange chicken recipe! This delicious meal comes together effortlessly and can be ready in just 15 minutes!

You’ll experience sweet and tangy flavors and better yet, your whole family will love it. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers this meal tastes delicious even on the second day!


5. Instant Pot Thai Chicken Rice Bowls

This is another great recipe that proves you can enjoy the comfort feelings that takeout meals provide but from a meal made in your own kitchen. This Thai chicken rice bowl recipe is really quick to put together and requires simple ingredients too.

First, you’ll need to sear the chicken using the saute function on your Instant Pot. Then whip together the savory sauce, pile the ingredients into the pot followed by the broth and then allow your Instant Pot to do its magic!

6. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This chicken noodle soup tastes as it came straight from Grandma’s kitchen. A classic recipe no longer needs to cook on the stove top or in a slow cooker for hours because the Instant Pot helps cook this recipe incredibly quickly.

This recipe uses simple ingredients and seasonings. Tender pieces of chicken are combined with hearty vegetables and are smothered in a savory broth. You’ll want to make this soup time and time again.

7. Instant Pot (Faux) Rotisserie Chicken

Do you enjoy tender, juicy rotisserie chicken? Then you need to try our recipe! The Instant Pot can cook a whole chicken and from start, to finish in less than an hour.

You might be asking yourself, how can one achieve a brown crispy skin in the Instant Pot. Well, our recipe will guide you through awesome tips and tricks on how utilizing the saute mode can help you achieve a crispy outer layer. Finish the chicken by pressure cooking and you’ll soon have a delicious meal for the whole family!

8. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

If you and your family love serious comfort foods then you’ll love this recipe! Tender breaded chicken breast is smothered in a savory tomato sauce and is paired with comforting pasta noodles.

You’ll need to brown the chicken first and then cook all the ingredients together in the Instant Pot. This meal can be prepared quickly which makes it a great contender for busy weeknights.


9. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili

This chili recipe is infused with the flavor of buffalo chicken wings but allows you to enjoy them guilt-free! If you’re following the whole 30 or paleo diets or are looking to cut back on refined foods and focus on whole foods then this recipe would be great for you!

Along with chicken breasts, you’ll need sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, seasonings, chicken broth and of course, buffalo hot sauce. This meal only needs 30 minutes to cook and then you can serve it with delicious toppings such as jalapenos, cilantro, and a lime wedge.

10. Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

Chicken, pasta, bacon, and ranch come together to create this insanely delicious chicken pasta meal. It only requires 4 minutes of cook time and your family will surely request this dinner again!

You’ll begin by cooking the chicken on sautee mode followed by filling the pot with the remainder of ingredients. Then allow the pot to come to pressure and cook for 4 minutes. Lastly, you’ll mix in cream cheese and cheddar cheese that will create a luxurious creamy sauce.

11. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Soup

This creamy chicken soup is perfect for cold dreary days or when you need a pick me up. This comforting meal can be ready in 25 minutes or less!

You’ll experience flavors of cumin, chipotle, sun-dried tomato, and loads of cheese to make it irresistibly good.

12. Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls

These chicken and rice burrito bowls are so filling you won’t even miss the tortillas. However, if you truly can’t live without it you can simply add the fillings into a tortilla, roll it up and enjoy!

These burrito bowls are made from rice, chicken, corn, black beans, and tons of exciting seasonings. The Instant Pot will cook this meal quickly so you can enjoy it in less than 30 minutes.


13. Instant Pot Ramen Soup

If you’re accustomed to leaving ramen to the professionals we dare you to try this recipe! This foolproof ramen soup recipe comes together so effortlessly in the Instant Pot.

You’ll cook everything from the boiled eggs to the chicken in the Instant Pot which means less mess and easier preparations. Your family will surely be impressed when they discover you made this from scratch!

14. Instant Pot Honey and Garlic Chicken

Honey and garlic chicken has never been this easy. With the Instant Pot, you can achieve cooked tender chicken quickly.

Using a few different Instant Pot accessories like a long-legged trivet you can cook the rice and the chicken at the same time! You’ll also make a homemade honey and garlic sauce that may taste better than the store-bought version.

15. Instant Pot Lo Mein with Chicken

This veggie-packed lo mein is made effortlessly with spaghetti noodles and your Instant Pot. If you’ve got a craving for stir fry try this lo main with chicken and you’ll be back for seconds.

You will need chicken breasts, mushrooms, carrot, red pepper, green onions, and spaghetti. Lastly, the delicious flavors come from chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and garlic!

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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