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How to Make Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot

This super easy recipe for Instant Pot frozen chicken breast uses just 2 ingredients and is perfect for a quick dinner! Goes perfectly with cilantro lime rice, roasted broccoli, or Hasselback potatoes. :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

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Can you make frozen chicken in the Instant Pot? Absolutely! This quick and easy Instant Pot frozen chicken breast with just 2 ingredients will be ready in under 30 minutes! Pair this hands-off main dish with an easy side and dinner is served.


  • 1 lb frozen chicken breast
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (or water)


  1. Place pineapple juice and trivet inside the Instant Pot. Place the frozen chicken breast on top of the trivet.
  2. Set the pressure to HIGH, set the pressure release valve to “sealing” and the timer to 9 minutes. Allow the IP to come to pressure, cook, and let the pressure release naturally (i.e. do nothing until the pressure popper comes down on its own).
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks (or follow this method with a stand mixer) and mix the chicken back into the juices in the Instant Pot.
  4. Serve warm, or as desired.


  • Hands down, the best way to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot is to use the natural pressure release.