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Instant Pot Anniversary Chicken

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


An easy 6 ingredient chicken recipe with teriyaki sauce and bacon that you can make in your Instant Pot or slow cooker. 


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh chicken tenderloins or boneless, skinless chicken thighs (each one cut into 4 pieces)
  • ¼ cup Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade
  • ¼ cup ranch salad dressing
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup real bacon crumbles
  • 2 green onions, chopped


Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. Lay the chicken into a pot-in-pot dish* in one layer if possible. If not, barely overlap the chicken pieces. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Place the dish on a sling and lower it into the Instant Pot.
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 12 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes. Move valve to venting and remove the lid. 
  4. Spoon the ranch dressing over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle the cheese and bacon over the top. Cover Instant Pot and let it sit on warm setting for 2-3 minutes. Remove lid and serve chicken topped with green onions. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Lay chicken in slow cooker. Pour teriyaki sauce over chicken. 
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  3. Spoon ranch, cheese and bacon over the top and cook for another 15 minutes on low.
  4. Serve topped with green onions. 


For ultimate flavor you can marinate the chicken in the teriyaki sauce for a couple hours before cooking.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker