frozen chicken cooked in instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken | from frozen to cooked

  • Author: Valerie Skinner | Thyme and JOY
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


This recipe for instant pot frozen chicken will save you time in the kitchen and can be used for breasts, wings and thighs.



  • 1 pound Frozen Chicken (breast, thighs or wings)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth (or water)


  1. Add 1 cup broth or water to bottom of instant pot.
  2. Layer chicken into bottom of instant pot.
  3. Turn the vent to seal.
  4. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 12 minutes.
  5. Manually release pressure or quick release after 5 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from liquid carefully.
  7. Shred or season pieces and pan sear or broil for browning effect.


If chicken pieces are stuck together, run under cold water until you can break them apart.

  • Category: chicken, protein
  • Method: instant pot, pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 105
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Protein: 26

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