Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes—an easy dump and go meal of seasoned chicken and tender potatoes. Throw in some baby carrots or cauliflower florets if you’d like too.
If you want the SLOW COOKER Chicken and Potatoes recipe it’s in the notes section of the recipe card below.
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes
This recipe came from a member of the 365 Days of Instant Pot Facebook group several months ago. I am sorry to say I couldn’t track down the post so I can’t give the person credit. It’s an easy dump and go type of one pot meal with lots of flavor from seasonings you probably already have in your cupboard. I had everything I needed at home to make this recipe. Try it for dinner this week, I think you’ll really enjoy it!
Chicken: I used chunks of boneless, skinless chicken breasts that were raw. A more flavorful option would be to use bite-size chunks of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Another option is raw chicken tenderloins. Unfortunately for this recipe you cannot use frozen chicken as it will not cook at the same rate as the potatoes.
Potatoes: I used the gourmet medley potatoes from Costco. They are small red and yellow potatoes that are the size of a ping pong ball. If you want you can use larger potatoes but you may need to cut them into quarters. Russet potatoes can be used but I prefer the red and yellow potatoes, personally.
Add in vegetables: To add a little more color try adding in some baby carrots. Reduce amount of potatoes to compensate for the amount of vegetables you add in or increase seasonings a bit. Another vegetable that would work okay is cauliflower florets. Not many others would hold up to the 5 minutes under pressure.
Ranch dressing seasoning mix: I buy the big jar of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix at Costco. I use it in a lot of recipes like chicken ranch rice, beef and cheddar ranch potatoes, mashed ranch potatoes, chicken bacon ranch pasta and mashed ranch cauliflower. If you want you can make your own homemade ranch dressing mix. Here’s how:
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
- 3 Tbsp parsley flakes
- 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- 2 tsp dried dill weed
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Run all the ingredients through a blender or food processor. Pulse about 10 times until all the granules are the same consistency. Store in an airtight container.
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An easy dump and go meal of seasoned chicken and tender potatoes. Throw in some baby carrots or cauliflower florets if you’d like too.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 Tbsp dry ranch dressing seasoning
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks or chicken tenderloins
- 1 1/4 pounds baby red and gold potatoes, cut in half
- 1 cup chicken broth
- In a large bowl stir together the olive oil, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, basil, oregano, ranch dressing mix and kosher salt. Add in the chicken and potatoes and toss until they are coated with the oil and seasonings.
- Pour 1 cup chicken broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Then add the potatoes and chicken into the pot.
- Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Scoop chicken and potatoes onto serving dishes and enjoy!
You can add in carrots or cauliflower florets too. Reduce amount of potatoes to compensate for the amount of vegetables you add in or you may need to increase seasonings a bit.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
Slow cooker directions: For the crockpot version use whole chicken breasts or thighs instead of cutting them up into chunks. You can also use bone-in chicken pieces successfully. In your crockpot stir together the olive oil, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, basil, oregano, ranch dressing mix and kosher salt. Add in the chicken and potatoes and toss until they are coated with the oil and seasonings. Pour in the chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
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