Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

These healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes are perfect for quick, easy dinners and you can pack the leftovers for lunch! Added bonus? Many can be made in the slow cooker if you don’t have a pressure cooker. 

*Originally published March 2018. Updated Oct 2022*

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Welcome to this delightful little roundup of Instant Pot Chicken Recipes.

Best Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

We are not full on in the middle of back to school season over here. Fall sports have started, winter sports are looming and if your house is anything like mine, you need dinner on the table quickly most weeknights. Enter the Instant Pot. I bought my instant pot (aff link) 5 years ago and am still using it weekly so that should show you that it has some staying power and that this busy mama finds it useful!

But I know that some people are still intimidated by it as an appliance in general. So I’ve rounded up some healthy instant pot chicken recipes to encourage you to pull yours out of storage and give it a try!

If you want more ideas, check out these healthy instant pot dinner recipes!

So here you go! 15 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes healthy enough for a busy weekday for you to enjoy:

Easy Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipes

Cilantro Lime Chicken

This Cilantro Lime Chicken is the perfect healthy dinner recipe and can be made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot. Serve it over rice or as a filling for tacos. You can even prep it ahead of time and freeze until you need it.

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Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or a fancy date night in. It’s easy to make, full of flavor and using the pressure cooker makes it even less work than the already simple stovetop version

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Instant Pot Asian Chicken

This Instant Pot Asian Chicken is full of flavor and easy to make. A healthy dinner the whole family will love!

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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Breast

The chicken is great but the honey sesame sauce will steal your heart! Make a side of steamed veggies and rice and drizzle the sauce on those too!

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Healthy Parmesan Chicken Pasta Instant Pot

If you haven’t tried pasta in the instant pot yet, this is the perfect place to start. A simple homemade sauce, chicken, noodles and cheese!

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Healthy Chicken and Rice Instant Pot

One of the things I like best about the instant pot is how fast it is. It’s hands-off cooking like a slow cooker but ready so much faster! If you haven’t tried pressure cooking yet, it’s worth a try! And so many chicken dishes in the instant pot are great with rice and a side of veggies for a quick and easy dinner!

Instant Pot Risotta with Chicken and Mushrooms

Skip the stovetop stirring and enjoy a creamy risotto in the instant pot. Don’t like mushrooms? Swap in another veggie!

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Paleo Chicken and Broccoli

Just like the takeout chicken and broccoli you grew up ordering, this simple recipe will quickly become a family favorite! Serve over cauliflower or regular rice.

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Pressure Cooker Chili Lime Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are great in the instant pot! The chili lime flavor adds a nice touch and you can serve with rice and veggies for a quick and easy meal.

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Instant Pot Orange Chicken

This recipe is better than takeout and so easy to make. Tender chicken and a flavorful orange sauce – what’s not to love?!

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Honey Sesame Chicken and Rice Instant Pot

This is a super easy, kid-friendly dish to try in your instant pot. The whole family will love it and it makes great leftovers!

Healthy Chicken Soup Instant Pot Recipes

You can never have too many soup recipes, right? I’m a soup all-year-round kinda girl but even if you don’t touch it until the weather turns cool, there are still plenty of colder months to enjoy it! Here are some ideas:

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings for Two

One of those healthy instant pot chicken recipes that’s perfect for a sick day or dinner for two! You won’t be able to get enough of this cozy soup and delicious dumplings.

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Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

This Sweet Potato Chicken Chili can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker for an easy, healthy dinner. And the leftovers make the perfect packable lunch. 

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Instant Pot Ginger Chicken & Rice Soup

Ready in just 20 minutes, this is the perfect addition to your list of healthy instant pot chicken recipes! A fun and flavorful twist on traditional chicken and rice soup.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Packed with flavor thanks to the fire-roasted tomatoes and tons of spices, this healthy chicken tortilla soup in the instant pot is perfect for a cold Fall night.

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Healthy White Chicken Chili Instant Pot

This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect lunch or dinner soup and a nice change from traditional tomato-based chili.

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Healthy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Instant Pot

This soup is naturally gluten-free and dairy free and is ready in the instant pot in under 30 minutes!

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Healthy Chicken Instant Pot Dinners

Another good thing about pressure cookers like the instant pot is that they can really help to deepen the flavors of a dish in a short amount of time so you can enjoy flavor-packed recipes with minimal effort!

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is a Chinese-style dish bursting with honey-garlic flavor. And because you make it in the Instant Pot, it’s also really quick to make.

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Instant Pot Chicken and Quinoa Bowls

Did you know you can cook chicken and quinoa in the instant pot separately but at the same time?! Find out how in this recipe!

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Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

No need for takeout with this recipe! An easy homemade sauce, plenty of veggies and delicious rice noodles pair with chicken for a quick weeknight dinner.

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Healthy Butter Chicken Instant Pot

Just as good as when you order it at the restaurant and ready in 30 minutes at home. This healthy butter chicken in the instant pot has tons of flavor and pairs well with your favorite naan and rice.

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