How To Poach Frozen Chicken Breasts in Instant Pot

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 12
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to poach frozen chicken breasts in the instant pot in a couple simple steps. Frozen chicken breast cook in just 12 minutes and are to tender, juicy, and ready to be used however you please!


  • 1 lb. frozen chicken breasts
  • 6 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place wire rack into instant pot.
  2. Place frozen chicken into instant pot.
  3. Add water.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place cover on instant pot and turn to sealing.
  6. Cook high pressure for 12 minutes (8 minutes if using thawed chicken).
  7. Do a quick release and use as is, or shred.