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Instant Pot Creamy Greek Chicken Pitas

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


A very fast and easy recipe with just a handful of ingredients that tastes absolutely amazing! Cream cheese is stirred into shredded chicken with Greek seasonings and lemon juice and then served on pita bread and topped with tomatoes and cucumbers.  A simple family friendly meal that everyone will love.


  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen is okay)
  • 1 Tbsp Greek seasoning OR make your own blend:
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp basil
    • 1/2 tsp oregano
    • 1/8 tsp thyme
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp dill
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 tsp parsley
    • 1/4 tsp rosemary
    • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about one lemon)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • For serving: pitas, sliced tomatoes, diced cucumbers


  1. Place chunks of onion in bottom of Instant Pot. Pour in the broth. Place trivet on top of onions. Place chicken on top of the trivet. Sprinkle the chicken with the Greek seasoning.
  2. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 12 minutes on high pressure (for frozen) and 10 minutes for thawed. When timer beeps let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  3. Move the chicken to a cutting board and shred the chicken. Discard the onion and the broth. Place shredded chicken back into the pot. Stir in the cream cheese and the lemon juice. Turn the Instant Pot to saute until the cream cheese is all melted and incorporated into the chicken.
  4. Serve chicken on top of pitas with sliced tomatoes and diced cucumbers.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. If you’re not into pitas you could serve this chicken over rice or quinoa instead.  If you’re on the keto diet you could probably just make this chicken and serve it plain without the pita. You could also serve the chicken on top of a bed of lettuce or spinach.

To make gluten free: Serve it on a gluten-free bun or bread.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Greek


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (just the chicken)
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 697 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 37 g

Keywords: chicken, easy