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How To Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts In The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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How To Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts In The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Moist chicken breast cooked from frozen in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Easy to make and less than 5 ingredients. A must recipe try if you own an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 5
Calories: 79kcal


  • Place the frozen chicken breasts into the bottom of your Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Pour 250ml of boiling water over the chicken breasts as this will loosen them up and start the cooking process and also reduce the chances of dry chicken.
  • Pour the tinned tomatoes on top and season the top with salt and pepper.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook for 45 minutes on the poultry setting.
  • When it beeps, use quick pressure release and remove the lid and make sure the chicken is cooked.
  • Season as you wish and then serve.


I used 2 medium cans of tinned tomatoes which worked out at a combined weight of 800g. Remember this frozen chicken recipe is based upon 1 kilo of frozen chicken breasts stuck together. Most people will cook a lot less than this and that is why it will take you 45 minutes to cook.
Think of it as 5 large chicken breasts. If you are just doing 4 chicken breasts that are NOT attached, then 25 minutes would be a good cooking time. Normally if I am cooking with thawed chicken breasts I will use just one can of tinned tomatoes and no other liquid, but to stop the chicken from being dry you need extra liquid. Also, don’t use natural pressure release as it will dry out the chicken.
We have found the best place to source chicken breasts to make frozen chicken breasts in the instant pot is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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