Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast

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Learn the Secrets on how to cook the Most Tender & Juicy Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast. Easy & Quick Game-Changing Method yields moist & sliceable pressure cooker frozen chicken breasts for salad, taco, sandwiches and more!

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Frozen Chicken Breast Instant Pot Recipe

Ever since we’ve published our Chicken Breast Recipe, many Amy + Jacky Fans have asked if the same Game-Changing Poaching Method would work for cooking frozen chicken breast in Instant Pot.

So, here we are with another Instant Pot Test Kitchen Experiment! 🙂

Our goal is to introduce a tested method plus a versatile basic Frozen Chicken Breast Instant Pot Recipe that yields juicy, tender, and moist chicken breast for you to slice or dice.

Get creative and serve this sliceable chicken breast in a salad, taco filling, sandwiches, enchiladas, wraps…with your own seasonings or yummy dressings. 😀

Time for some Juicy Tender Chicken Breasts in Instant Pot!

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Cooking Tips for Frozen Chicken Breast Instant Pot Recipe

4 cups (1L) of Water is not a typo!

For this recipe, we’re using the deep poaching method in Instant Pot to cook the chicken breast. So it’s critical to ensure all your chicken breasts are at least 95% submerged in the salted water.

What is Deep Poaching Method?

The Deep Poaching Method involves cooking food submerged in liquid at a relatively low temperature.

This method allows the proteins to denature without pulling out too much moisture out of the food. That’s why poached food comes out so moist and tender!

Poaching is most commonly used for cooking delicate or fragile food that might easily fall apart or dry out using other cooking methods, such as eggs, fish, or poultry.

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How to Cook Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast

Here are the ingredients for cooking Frozen Chicken Breasts:

Frozen Chicken Breast ingredients

1

Add Spice & Salt


Add 5 tsp (35g) fine sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1g) dried thyme, 1 tsp (0.9g) dried rosemary, and 1 tsp (0.8g) dried oregano to Instant Pot.

*Note: Don’t worry! This amount of salt will not make the chicken breasts too salty.

add spices & salt

*Pro Tip: You can skip the salt & spice if you are planning to dress up the Instant Pot Chicken Breasts after pressure cooking.

Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water in Instant Pot.

2

Pressure Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts


Add 2 boneless, skinless frozen chicken breast in Instant Pot.

add frozen chicken breast in Instant Pot

Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast Cooking Time: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes, then 18 – 20 minutes Natural Release.

pressure cooked frozen chicken breast

3

Check Chicken Breasts’ Internal Temperature


Place chicken breasts on a chopping board, then check their internal temperature at its’ thickest part with an accurate food thermometer.

*Note: The USDA recommends 165°F (74°C) as the safe internal temperature for cooked chicken.

*Pro Tip: If the temperature is off by more than 10°F, quickly place the chicken breasts back in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot cook the chicken breasts for 1 – 2 more minutes.

Our 2 chicken breasts (below photo) recorded at 161.4°F (69°C) and 173°F respectively, for the 161.4°F, give it a few minutes rest to raise the temperature to 165°F.

measure internal temperature with food thermometer

4

Serve Instant Pot Chicken Breast


Once the Chicken Breasts have reached 165°F (74°C), slice and serve immediately.

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Plenty of juice is in the chicken breasts when we did the juicy squeeze test.

You can serve this sliceable instapot chicken breasts as is or with your own seasonings & dressings in a salad, tacos, sandwiches, enchiladas, wraps…

Now you know the secrets for making juicy tender Frozen Instant Pot Chicken Breasts!

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Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast

Author: Amy + Jacky
Learn the Secrets on how to cook the Most Tender & Juicy Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast. Easy Quick Game-Changing Method yields moist & sliceable pressure cooker frozen chicken breasts for salad, taco, sandwiches and more!
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Servings 2 - 6
Total Time 40 mins
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Instructions 

  • Add Spice & Salt: Add 5 tsp (35g) fine sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1g) dried thyme, 1 tsp (0.9g) dried rosemary, and 1 tsp (0.8g) dried oregano to Instant Pot. Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water.
    *Note: Don't worry! This amount of salt will not make the chicken breasts too salty. 
    *Pro Tip: You can skip the salt & spice if you are planning to dress up the chicken breasts after pressure cooking. 
  • Pressure Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts: Add 2 boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes, then 18 - 20 minutes Natural Release.
  • Check Chicken Breasts' Internal Temperature: Place chicken breasts on a chopping board, then check their internal temperature at its' thickest part with an accurate food thermometer. Give it a few minutes rest as the temperature rises to 165°F. 
    *Note: The USDA recommends 165°F (74°C) as the safe internal temperature for cooked chicken. 
    *Pro Tip: If the temperature is off by more than 10°F, quickly place the chicken breasts back in Instant Pot. Close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot cook the chicken breasts for 1 - 2 more minutes.
  • Serve Chicken Breast: Once the chicken breasts have reached 165°F (74°C), slice and serve immediately. You can serve this chicken breasts as is or with your own seasonings & dressings in a salad, tacos, sandwiches, enchiladas, wraps...
    Enjoy!~

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Calories: 175kcal
Course: Main
Cuisine: World
Keyword: frozen chicken breast instant pot, instant pot chicken breasts, instant pot frozen chicken breast, pressure cooker frozen chicken breasts

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 555mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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