Sometimes you have a bag of frozen chicken in your freezer and only a few minutes to cook dinner. Don’t worry! The Instant Pot will save the day. Here are 44 Instant Pot frozen chicken breast recipes.
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast Recipes
The one thing I always have in my freezer is a big bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts from Costco (I also always have a bag of chicken thighs). They come in handy for all sorts of recipes. One of the coolest things about the Instant Pot is that you don’t have to thaw the chicken before cooking it. Many recipes do just fine with frozen chicken breasts. I have compiled a list of instant pot chicken breast recipes that you can make with frozen chicken! Many of these recipes are dump and go…just add ingredients, put the lid on top and you’re ready to go. Yay! Enjoy! The recipes that are marked with an asterisk are the dishes that are family favorites.
Instant Pot soups with frozen chicken breasts
Instant Pot Chicken and White Bean Soup–uses dried navy beans and can be made dairy and gluten free!
Instant Pot Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup–unbelievable lemon flavor!
Instant Pot Creamy White Chicken Chili*–a family favorite! I make this for potlucks a lot.
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup–a healthier soup, kind of like chicken noodle soup except with rice!
Instant Pot Homemade White Chili–-made with dried beans!
Instant Pot Tuscan Tortellini Soup*–perfect with breadsticks!
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup–fast and easy!
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup–a fan favorite! Thickened with refried beans.
Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup–the good flavors of pot pie in soup form! Season with fresh cracked pepper on top.
Instant Pot Chicken Barley Soup*–one of my favorite healthy recipes!
Instant Pot Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup–mmmmmm! Love this creamy soup!
Instant Pot Chicken Mushroom Wild Rice Soup–a thick and creamy soup for mushroom lovers.
Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Orzo Soup–It’s got cream cheese and avocados for creaminess and lots of flavor from diced green chiles and salsa verde. An easy dump and go recipe.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings–a creamy chicken soup with dumplings and mixed vegetables. Make this classic dish quickly in your Instant Pot!
Pasta recipes with frozen chicken breasts
Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta–with only a couple ingredients and a couple minutes you can have an amazing pasta dinner!
Instant Pot Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken–the creamy sauce with this chicken is perfect with pasta!
Instant Pot Chicken Spaghetti*–the thing I make the most often in my Instant Pot! Love this soooo much.
Chicken Sandwich Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Chicken Salad Sandwiches–you’ll never made chicken salad the other way again!
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken–a super fast and easy, 5-ingredient, dump and go Instant Pot recipe of slightly sweet chicken and pineapples. Serve this chicken on Hawaiian rolls or over rice. Pro tip: Try using pineapple juice instead of the water or broth for extra flavor.
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Sliders*–kind of like a southwestern chicken salad sandwich!
Pressure Cooker Southwest Dishes
Instant Pot Chicken Rice Bowls–This is a perfect dinner for a busy weeknight or a good option to pack in individual containers for lunches during the week.
Instant Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken—shredded chicken with a creamy, flavorful sauce.
Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Enchilada Chicken–This saucy chicken can be served in tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas or over rice. If you don’t have time to make chicken enchiladas this is a good substitute!
Instant Pot Southwest Shredded Chicken Bowls–a stew that is bursting with flavor but not too spicy.
2 Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken–just chicken and salsa verde are required for this recipe!
Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Lentils*–you’ll never think of lentils in the same way again!
3-Ingredient Instant Pot Lime Chicken Tacos–if you love lime these tacos are for you!
Instant Pot Salsa Lime Chicken–perfect for tacos! Pro tip: Use a stand mixer to shred the chicken.
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Chicken–love this copycat recipe! A good recipe if you are trying to eat less carbohydrates.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Rice–Flavorful rice and chicken that has all the great flavors from chicken fajitas!
Greek dishes with chicken
Instant Pot Creamy Greek Chicken Pitas*–probably one of my favorite easy dinner recipes of all time!
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Rice Bowls–an easy one pot meal with fresh veggies!
Buffalo Chicken Inspired Recipes
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip–the most addicting dip ever!
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili–-like the dip but in chili form!
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Gyros–buffalo flavored chicken rolled in a pita with blue cheese!
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps–get all the buffalo flavors with the carbs!
Comfort Food Recipes with Frozen Chicken
Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Bacon Chicken–a creamy sauce and chicken with parmesan cheese, bacon, garlic and spinach.
Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken–creamy chicken and sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, Parmesan cheese and garlic.
Instant Pot Garlic Mushroom Chicken–a creamy sauce is spooned over mushrooms, tender bites of chicken (and optional broccoli).
Instant Pot Pesto Mushroom Chicken–pesto + mushrooms = winning!
Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes–chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy are all prepared in one pot just see the instructions.
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken–a good one to feed a crowd! I make this for my church group.
Instant Pot Barbecue Cream Cheese Chicken–only 3 ingredients!
Instant Pot Seasoned Shredded Chicken*–perfect for meal prep! Use in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
*my family makes this one a lot!
- Instant Pot recipes require liquid to come to pressure. For most chicken recipes I use chicken broth or Better than Bouillon chicken base and water.
- All recipes are cooked on high pressure with a 10 minute natural pressure release unless otherwise noted (don’t use a quick release or chicken will get tough).
- If cooking time doesn’t differentiate between fresh and frozen chicken then add 2 minutes to the cooking time when using frozen chicken.
- Salt and pepper to taste and add additional spices, if desired.
- See LOTS more Instant Pot chicken recipes
- You might also like this video…”How to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot–Instant Pot Tips”
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