How to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Learn the best way to get delicious juicy chicken in minutes with no thawing required! This easy Instant Pot Chicken is made in less than 25 minutes.
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts
I love my Instant Pot and have been using it several times a week for over a year, but I have never cooked frozen chicken breasts in one until now. Why I waited so long to do this, I will never know?
You’ll want to make chicken in your pressure cooker all of the time after reading this recipe.
If you have been hesitating on adding those frozen chicken breasts into to your Instant Pot, wait no longer! Today, I’m sharing how I like to cook my frozen chicken breasts, along with some easy recipe ideas for the wonderful juicy chicken that comes out of the Instant Pot.
I hope you enjoy this easy way to cook frozen chicken breasts in a pressure cooker.
Get delicious chicken breasts in minutes with no thawing needed, plus some of my favorite chicken recipes for a quick dinner!
How Do You Cook Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot?
You can easily change this recipe up to your liking, but here is my favorite way to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Be sure to print my go-to recipe and detailed instructions below.
I love cooking chicken in my Instant Pot and frozen chicken is incredibly easy to make for a quick dinner.
All you really need to make the most delicious chicken is a few ingredients and a pressure cooker!
Start with these five ingredients to cook Instant Pot chicken:
- frozen chicken breasts
- minced garlic
- chicken broth
- salt & pepper
Add butter, garlic and chicken broth into the pot.
Place the frozen chicken breasts into the pressure cooker pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Close the lid and make sure the vent is sealed.
How Long Do You Cook Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot?
Press the poultry setting and set it to high pressure for 10 minutes. If you have more than two chicken breasts, let the pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
For two chicken breasts, do a quick release 1-2 minutes after it’s done.
If for some reason your chicken is not cooked all the way through, place the lid back onto the Instant Pot and set to warm. After a few more minutes, it should be cooked completely.
After removing the chicken from the liquid, let settle for 3-5 minutes before shredding or slicing.
It’s really that easy, scroll down to print this recipe!
–> Have you made this chicken? If so, let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you!
How Do You Add Flavor to Your Instant Pot Chicken?
You might like to try something different in your Instant Pot to add more flavor to your chicken. If so, instead of chicken broth in the pressure cooker try using one of these liquids instead:
- white wine – I LOVE the flavor wine gives chicken.
- pineapple juice – This would be amazing with Teriyaki sauce, vegetables and rice.
- orange juice – Another great alternative if you don’t have pineapple juice in the fridge.
- apple juice – This is next on my list to try!
- tomato juice or V-8 – This would be great for shredded chicken added to Italian or tortilla soup.
If you try one of these alternatives, click here to let me know how you like it in the comments below!
What Kinds of Recipes Can You Make with Chicken Breasts?
Now that you have your cooked chicken, you can easily add it to salad, pasta, sandwiches, soup or dips. Here are a few simple chicken recipes you might like to try.
How to Cook Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 frozen chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Add butter, garlic and chicken broth into the pot.
- Place the frozen chicken breasts into the pressure cooker pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Close the lid and make sure the vent is sealed.
- Press the manual setting and set it to high pressure for 10 minutes.
- If you have extra thick chicken breasts, let the pressure release for an extra 5 minutes, then do a quick release. For two average sized chicken breasts, do a quick release 1-2 minutes after it's done.
- Remove chicken from liquid and let sit for 3-5 minutes before shredding or slicing.
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You might also like these easy chicken recipes:
- Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
- Crispy Oven Baked Chicken
- Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
- The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls
- Avocado Chicken Tomato Sandwich
Originally published on January 13, 2018. Last Updated on January 14, 2020 by Amy Locurto