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Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

This is one of my favorite reasons for having the Instant Pot! I love it even more for those times when the chicken is still super frozen, and dinner is going to start in a few hours… That’s when I pull out my Instant Pot and know that my chicken is going to turn out perfect!



For this particular recipe, I used 2 packages of chicken, that I got for $.67/lb, because I love batch cooking. That means I can cook at least 2 meals at one time, so tomorrow I don’t have to worry about dinner! It’s seriously the best method of cooking, and having a big batch of shredded chicken in the refrigerator is so nice.

For these chicken packages, pictured above, I let them sit on the counter for a few hours, just so that I could pull the frozen chicken thighs apart. Let me just say though, they were VERY FROZEN still. I also recommend using bone-in chicken when doing this because it adds so much more flavor to the chicken meat and broth AND bone-in chicken is SO MUCH CHEAPER!

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

Homemaker On A Budget
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Instant Pot, Recipes


  • 2 packages frozen chicken I used bone-in chicken thighs (about 9 pounds of chicken)
  • 2 cups water


  • Place both frozen chicken and water in the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on and make sure your valve is on SEALING.
  • Press the Manual button and set the timer to 20 minutes.
  • When timer goes off, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure. If you need to do a quick release, wait at least 10 minutes from when the timer goes off.
  • Shred the chicken and enjoy!


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