Making Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes is easy and you know you LOVE Chicken Breasts. With a few simple steps you can cook Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker.

I know it can feel overwhelming to sort through so many different chicken recipe posts, that I took the time to break it down simple for you.

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes can range from casseroles to salads and even whole chicken breasts too. Each recipe with their own unique flavors and added ingredients. Some are One Pot Meals, where other will require a little more to add to them.

But, I can tell you this, these recipes are tried and true and delicious! So save this page and come back often for some great Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes made easy just for you!

Making Basic Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot are a quick and easy way to cook them. I personally love that I can quickly set it and forget it which allows me to spend time other other tasks like laundry, setting the table or even just cleaning the kitchen.

I will use Chicken Breasts in a variety of recipes and it also helps me with some meal prepping too! Who doesn’t love a little meal prep. Many Recipes call for Shredded Chicken, another recipe I refer to often. I tend to cook chicken a little longer when I want to shred it so it falls apart quickly.

Ingredients needed for Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Seasonings ~ Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Herbs, Seasonings
  • Water or Broth

How to make Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

The steps are simple and there aren’t many, so follow along.

  • Season Chicken Breasts ~ I prefer to Salt, Pepper and Garlic my chicken. You can also add Season Salt, herbs, or marinades.
  • Add 1 Cup of water or broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Place Chicken in pot and set time
  • Allow Natural Release ~ Natural Release allows the the moisture stay inside the chicken breast

Knowing how to cook Chicken Breasts in an Instant Pot is a great asset. It’s something that keeps on giving much like the “teach a man to fish” analogy. Once you know how to cook chicken breasts in the Instant Pot, your possibilities are endless.

With meal planning and meal prepping taking so much time every week, you can cut out a lot of that time. By simply cooking your chicken breasts for the week in the Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker. Just use the cooked chicken for a variety of recipes.

Many recipes could be made in advance and placed in the fridge or freezer for a simple cooked meal. Now wouldn’t that be great? I’m forever grateful when I’ve planned ahead to make another day easier.

Some of my Most Frequently Asked Questions

How long to Cook Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot

It’s important for chicken to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I cook medium thickness chicken breasts , about 1 inch thick, for 12 minutes. If your chicken breast are larger fuller breasts, adding a couple extra minutes to ensure you reach the internal temperature is key.

Can I cook Chicken Breasts from Frozen in the Instant Pot?

Absolutely! That’s one of the coolest things about cooking in the Instant Pot. You can cook meat that’s raw and meat that’s frozen. This includes frozen chicken breasts! You can cook from frozen without any added steps.

You do NOT need to add additional time either. I know it sounds strange but no, you do not need to add additional time. The difference is how much time it takes to pressure up. Frozen Chicken will take longer to pressure up which adds to the cooking time.

How long to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot?

The great thing about Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cookers is that the time doesn’t change. It will, however, take longer to pressure up because the chicken is frozen. That said, even with the added time, this method of cooking frozen chicken is faster than the oven!

What is a Natural Pressure Release?

On every Instant Pot or Pressure Cooking Recipe you will find a step for Natural Pressure Release or Quick Release. Natural Pressure Release or NPR is allowing the Pressure Cooker to naturally release the pressure over time before opening up the remaining pressure.

This is ideal for meats to ensure the moisture.

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

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Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes

Servings: 4
Calories: 132kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Water or Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic

Instructions

  • Season Chicken Breasts ~ I prefer to Salt, Pepper and Garlic my chicken. You can also add Season Salt, herbs, or marinades.
  • Add 1 Cup of water or broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Place Chicken in pot and set time
  • Allow Natural Release ~ Natural Release allows the the moisture stay inside the chicken breast

Notes

Additional Seasonings:

You may want to season chicken breasts for the need.  Here are some ideas
  • Cumin and Chili Powder for Tacos or enchiladas
  • Favorite Marinade ~ Teriyaki, BBQ, Balsamic Oil.  The possibilities are endless
  • Fresh Herbs
I will season with Salt, Pepper and Garlic to have on hand unless I know I want to make something specific, then I will season specifically for those recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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