Chicken Pot Pie is an old classic and this instant pot chicken pot pie recipe makes it so much easier to make! One bite is all it will take for you to be convinced to make this instant pot chicken pot pie time and time again!

A large white bowl full of Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie topped with a biscuit.

If you love our very popular and easy crock pot chicken pot pie recipe then you are going to love this even easier Instant pot Chicken pot pie recipe. We are going to make it in less than an hour from frozen to the table! This is definitely one of my favorite instant pot recipes.

Can you use frozen chicken in an instant pot?

It all happened when I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner one day. I didn’t have anything thawed out in the middle of the afternoon so I knew I had to do something with my trusty Instant pot and pressure cook something for dinner. I was really craving some comfort food so I decided to give my chicken pot pie with potatoes recipe a try in my instant pot. It was a huge success!

I started with frozen chicken breasts and I was amazed at how quickly the instant pot cooked them up! The chicken was cooked all of the way through and was tender enough to be shredded with two forks! As a general rule, frozen chicken breasts will take about 25 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker, where thawed chicken usually only takes about 15 – 20 minutes.

A large white bowl full of Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie topped with a biscuit and parsley with more biscuits and spoons behind the bowl.

Now I can make my easy chicken pot pie recipe that normally takes all day in the slow cooker in less than an hour from start to finish in my electric pressure cooker. If you have no dinner plans at 5:30 and nothing thawed out you can still have this easy pressure cooker chicken pot pie on the table in less than an hour.

Close up of a large white bowl full of Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie topped with a biscuit.

You need a Pressure Cooker for this Recipe

Just a quick heads up that you will need an electric pressure cooker for this recipe. Anymore you can find them just about anywhere you turn.

I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.  In fact, I have 2. First I bought the 6 quart one and then later I got the 8 quart one. I highly recommend if you are going to purchase an Instant pot you splurge for the 8 quart one. You can find the Instant pot on sale here.

I seriously do love it. However, there are other great electric pressure cookers that will work great for this recipe too. 

Pressure Cooking Tips

If you’re new to cooking in the instant pot or electric pressure cookers, there can be a slight learning curve that comes with it. You do need to allow some time for the pressure cooker to come to pressure and then again to release the pressure, in addition to the cooking time.

This is often overlooked when you’re new to pressure cooking and I don’t want you to end up frustrated or starving while you’re waiting longer than you expected for dinner.

Some recipes will call for a natural release for the pressure, which basically just means that you wait until the pressure releases on its own. There is nothing extra for you to do. 

For quick release, you manually have to release the pressure by turning the valve that is on the top. The first time I made a pressure cooker recipe and had to do a quick pressure release, I was a bit intimidated. The steam coming out of the vent is a bit intense, but it’s all good.

Just make sure that it is situated away from your top cabinets so that it isn’t blowing hot steam onto them. Also, remember that it is pressurized steam so it is blazing hot!

Ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients for instant pot chicken pot pie:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk
  • Chicken Broth
  • Onion chopped (optional)
  • Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Frozen Mixed Vegetables – Includes frozen peas, carrots and corn
  • Celery – I usually use ½ cup of celery but you can use however much you prefer.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Canned Biscuits or Homemade Biscuits

How to make the chicken pot pie in the instant pot:

  • Place all the ingredients, except for the biscuits in the instant pot.
  • Place the lid on top and make sure your pressure cooker valve is set to the “sealing” position.
The raw ingredients in an instant pot.  Ready to cook.
  • Press the manual button and select the pressure time to 25 minutes(if your chicken is frozen) on high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes if you are using fresh chicken.
  • Allow the instant pot to come to pressure and cook.
  • While you’re waiting for the instant pot to come to pressure, prepare homemade biscuits or cook your favorite store bought biscuits. For easy cleanup line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Once the time goes off on the instant pot, do a quick release to remove the pressure. To do this, simply turn the valve on the lid to the “venting” position and allow the steam to release.
  • Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and shred using two forks.
  • Return the chicken back to the instant pot and stir to combine.
  • Serve in a bowl with a golden brown biscuit on top and enjoy!
A large white bowl full of Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie topped with a biscuit with a wooden board with a spoon on it behind it.

This easy chicken pot pie recipe will not disappoint, especially with a cook time of less than 30 minutes. You get all the delicious flavors of a chicken pot meal without all the work! It is a win win for comfort food for your family.

Variations for Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie:

Instead of using biscuits for your chicken pot pie topper, you could also use puff pastry pie crust. Let your puff pastry pie crust thaw, then cut it into an approximately 9″ circle.

You will probably only need one of the two pastries that are in the box unless you want an extra crust. Bake the puff pastry according to package directions.

Once your chicken pot pie is finished in the instant pot, simply top it with your baked puff pastry. Or you can put the chicken pot pie into a pie plate or casserole dish and top with the puff pastry for a more traditional look.

What to serve with Chicken Pot Pie

One of the things I love about chicken pot pie is that it is almost an all in one dinner on its own! It has tender chicken in a tasty gravy, filled with vegetables and topped with a flaky pie crust, puff pastry or biscuits.

From time to time I like to add a little something extra to our meal to make it look like more. Here are a few of my favorite sides to serve with this reci

Print your Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie recipe below:

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

4.67 from 36 votes
Easy chicken pot pie! You are going to love this Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Recipe. It is the best pot pie recipe ready in under an hour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Instant Pot, Main Course
Calories 614
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 4 potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 16 oz bag of Frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz canned biscuits (8 count)


  • Place all the ingredients, except for the biscuits in the instant pot.
  • Place the lid on top and make sure the lid is set to "sealing" position.
  • Press the manual button and select the pressure time to 25 minutes.
  • Allow it to come to pressure and cook.
  • Meanwhile, prepare homemade biscuits or cook store bought biscuits.
  • Once finished, do a quick release to release the pressure from the instant pot.
  • Remove the chicken and shred.
  • Return it back to the instant pot and stir to combine.
  • Serve in a bowl with a biscuit on top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 614kcal, Carbohydrates 80g, Protein 25g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 1703mg, Potassium 1201mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 4091IU, Vitamin C 20mg, Calcium 145mg, Iron 6mg

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  1. If I don’t add potatoes, does that change the cook time? I’m going to put it over mashed potatoes instead.

  2. The cooking time will be the same without the potatoes so that the chicken will get fully cooked. Thank you!

  3. Would. a rotisserie be good or change the flavor? Would I just reduce the time of the cooking if I used fresh chicken breasts? How many minutes should I reduce if the chicken breasts aren’t frozen? The other reviews indicate the soup was runny. Do you think I should reduce the chicken broth?

  4. I rotisserie chicken would work great in this recipe. If you chicken that is already cooked, I would reduce the cook time to 10 minutes on high pressure to cook the veggies and the potatoes. If you are using thawed, not cooked chicken breasts, I would cook this on high pressure for 20 minutes with a quick release. I would not reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe. After it’s cooked, if the meal is too runny, I would switch the instant pot to the sauté setting and cook for 2-4 minutes uncovered to cook off the excess liquid until the meal is the consistency that you desire. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

  5. 4 stars
    I made this tonight and it came out very wet, even after I sautéed it a bit and added cornstarch. I would do everything the same if I made it again, but reduce the liquid maybe by half.

  6. Can you cook this is a slow cooker? How long would you need to let it cook for. Can you still use frozen chicken? Any other adjustments. This looks delicious but I don’t have an instant pot.

  7. 5 stars
    So much easier than traditional chicken pot pie my husband did it!
    Whole family loves it!

  8. 5 stars
    I use this recipe often! It’s amazing. One thing I do instead of biscuits since I’m not a fan of them, Is use a pie crust. After cooking everything, I shred the chicken and lay the pie crust on top then air crisp for 10 mins. Perfection every time!

  9. Thought I’d make this tonight..short on time and all and cooked it the 25 mins..nothing got trying another few mins ?

  10. Yes, add more time if needed. Each pressure cooker cooks slightly different so the time may need to be adjust based on your appliance.

  11. 5 stars
    My family loved this! I’m very new to instant pot cooking and so far with these delicious recipes my family loves it!!

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