Picture it: It’s early evening and your stomach starts rumbling for dinner. You realize you never actually planned anything. A quick peek reveals you have chicken, but your inspiration on what to do with it is sorely lacking. Rather than make something super boring, try one of these easy Instant Pot chicken recipes. Not only are they simple, but they’re fast. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Here are seven ideas to whet your appetite.
Instant Pot chicken and spinach ramen
Ramen gets a major upgrade from the 10-cent packs you ate as a college student with Tieghan Gerard’s flavorful Instant Pot chicken and spinach ramen soup. Don’t let the ingredient list scare you. Despite the number of additions, this comes together quickly and you can easily customize it with your favorite veggies and preferred level of spice.
Instant Pot BBQ whole chicken
Roasting a chicken in the oven can take an hour or more, but this Instant Pot BBQ whole chicken, from Pressure Cook Recipes, will be ready for you to chow down in around 30 minutes. Plus, the chicken is so much juicier than you’d ever get from the oven. Bonus: You still get the delicious crispy skin when you finish it under the broiler.
Instant Pot taco bowls
Thes Instant Pot taco bowls, from Tastes Better From Scratch, is one-pot meal that is so easy: Just dump all the ingredients in, set it and forget it. The chicken will be so tender you can shred it with a fork. Add some cheese and avocado and you’ll definitely put this on your regular meal rotation.
Instant Pot butter chicken
This Instant Pot butter chicken is an Indian favorite that cooks up in the Instant Pot faster than you could get it delivered. Tender chicken marinated in garlic and ginger is smothered in a slightly spicy tomato cream sauce made with real butter and authentic garam masala. In just 10 minutes under pressure, you’ll have a thick, fragrant Instant Pot chicken dish that will make you want to lick the bowl.
Instant Pot lemon chicken with garlic
This Instant Pot lemon chicken with garlic, from Life Made Sweeter, is low-carb, keto-friendly and can be made with chicken thighs, breasts, drumsticks — pretty much any part of the chicken you happen to have in the house. You can even make it paleo and Whole-30 friendly by using olive oil instead of butter and omitting the cream.
Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken
This super easy Instant Pot Hawaiian chicken recipe, from Easy Good Ideas, is a great base for so many different meals. Shred it over rice or in sandwiches, dice it over a rice bowl, shred it in a burrito — the possibilities are endless.
Instant Pot honey garlic chicken
Hitting all the sweet spots, this Instant Pot honey garlic chicken from Diethood will keep the vampires away while satisfying your cravings. The incredible glaze smothers the meat and caramelizes onto the crispy skin.