It is so easy and they turn out so well, I almost never take the time to thaw chicken before cooking it. Add seasonings, sauces, broth, or just water, salt and pepper and the result is always amazing. Cooking frozen chicken has never been quicker, easier, or more delicious! Check out my Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin from fresh or frozen! But I promise you, if you learn how to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot you may never go back!
How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker)
So you planned on making chicken for dinner only to find out you forgot to thaw the chicken overnight. And the microwave gives the chicken that weird white look…. When it comes to thawing chicken, the microwave is one of the top options. However, depending on the size of the chicken breasts , the cooking time could be longer or shorter. Chicken is nearly always essential to season for best flavor and cooking frozen chicken is no different. To season before you freeze chicken: 1.
Freezing chicken slows down the reproductive cycle of dangerous bacteria like salmonella though it doesn't kill them , and helps ensure your dinner is safe. Another option is to cook the chicken from frozen. Yes, it's possible!
See my guide on how to use an Instant Pot. How to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot: This is the best way to cook frozen chicken! Read on for all of the tips and tricks you need to make perfectly juicy chicken breasts in your pressure cooker, every time. Even the most organized person can forget to plan ahead. If you need to get dinner on the table fast but forgot to take your chicken out of the freezer, your Instant Pot is going to be your best friend.