You can easily make Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe with only 4 ingredients. The pressure cooker gets dinner on the table fast for a meal that the entire family will enjoy.

A Mississippi Chicken Sandwich on a white plate in front of an Instant pot.

Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe

Dinner is a breeze when you try this tasty recipe. You will have chicken that is so tender and loaded with flavor. The peperoncini peppers blend perfectly with the ranch to make the most amazing chicken. My kids go crazy over this recipe.

If you loved our  Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe,  you must try this Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe. It is so fast and simple but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen.

Pressure Cooker Mississippi Chicken will be a hit!

The simple ingredients in this recipe come together for the best chicken. We love chicken around here and any new way to make it is always a plus. This recipe definitely did not disappoint and was so delicious!

If you don’t have an Instant pot yet, no worries, you can also make Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken! My family comes home and the smell is out of this world!

Plus, it is just as easy. I mean it is ONLY 4 ingredients I can start this recipe before we head out the door! Take your chicken to the next level and make this tasty recipe. You will thank me later!

What is Mississippi Chicken?

Mississippi chicken is chicken cooked with ranch seasoning and pepperoncini peppers. I love the kick that the pepperoncinis gives this chicken recipe.

Also, making it in the Instant Pot combines the ingredients perfectly making this a great meal for any game day or weeknight meal.

The Instant Pot makes this chicken so juicy! When served this chicken over rice or as a sandwich it makes that perfect for any day of the week meal! It is also perfect for anyone on a low carb or Keto diet (just skip the rice or bun)!

2 Mississippi Chicken Sandwiches on white plates in front of an Instant pot.

How do you serve Mississippi Chicken Instant Pot Recipe?

I love recipes that can be served several different ways. It allows me to make the same recipe for my family multiple ways and they think they are eating something new.

We like to serve Mississippi Chicken over rice, on rolls or over mashed potatoes. Yum!

If you need dinner in minutes that is amazing, try this recipe! Everyone will love it.

Try Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Thighs!

This recipe is truly amazing however you decide to make it. We have used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in this recipe and it was still amazing and flavorful.

Often it depends on what I already have in the freezer or what is on sale that week.  By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.

Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished. If you have a crazy schedule, it can even be accomplished during busy week with quick and easy recipes like this one.

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.

Ingredients to make this easy Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe


  • chicken breasts
  • peperoncini peppers with juice
  • ranch dressing mix
  • butter

I told you it was just 4 ingredients and so simple!

A Mississippi Chicken Sandwich on a white plate in front of an Instant pot with another sandwich slightly behind it

How to make Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken:

Put the chicken breasts in the instant pot and sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of the chicken. This is what makes it delicious!

Put the stick of button on top then add the peppercini peppers with juice.

That is it! Let the pressure cooker do the work and you will have dinner ready in about 30 minutes!

Shred the chicken once cooked. This is really easy because the chicken is so tender.

The ingredients to make this recipe in the Instant pot

Top with a little provolone cheese if you like. We love to add this to our rolls. Yum! Yum!

Mississippi Chicken Variations:

Simply add cream cheese and it will make it a wonderful creamy chicken recipe. The cream cheese gives it an entirely new consistency that is rich and delicious. My family enjoys the chicken both ways and it absolutely delicious.

Use what you have and make this amazing chicken. It is packed with so much flavor that however you eat it will be great.

If you add the cream cheese, you could try Mississippi chicken without butter. Your family will love this meal and I have a feeling it will be on permanent rotation.

Also, you can easily add bacon or onions to this recipe as well to change up the flavors slightly.

Try Mississippi chicken casserole recipe!

Change things up by adding pasta and making a casserole out of this tasty chicken. Throw in some frozen veggies and some cheese to make a delicious casserole.

This chicken truly can be enjoyed lots of different ways. Yet another reason I love this easy recipe.

How to freeze Mississippi chicken:

You can freeze it all in a freezer bag except the liquid prior to cooking this recipe. Then when you are ready to cook, double the cooking time since you will have frozen chicken breasts. This will be one of your family favorite recipes that you will have in the freezer at all times!

We also like to freeze individual servings so my husband and I can have some for lunch the next day! The chicken is perfect by it self with a side salad! I like eating low carb most days, so this fits in my meal plan perfectly.

Close up of a Mississippi Chicken Sandwich on 2 white plates.

You need a pressure cooker for this Instant pot chicken.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it. You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend purchasing one. I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time with my family.

I love that I can throw dinner in and we can eat as a family and then we have our evenings freed up for family time!

Print this Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe below:

Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
Learn how to make Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe for a delicious and easy dinner idea. You only need 4 ingredients for this flavorful meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 375
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz jar peppercini peppers with juice
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 hamburger buns


  • Add the chicken broth to the Instant Pot.
  • Add chicken to the Instant Pot.
  • Sprinkle ranch packet over the top.
  • Place the stick of butter on top.
  • Add the jar peppercini peppers with juice. 
  • Cover and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure to 30 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to release the pressure.
  • Remover the lid. Take two forks and shred the chicken.
  • Stir to combine and serve on the hamburger buns. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

Calories 375kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 25g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 101mg, Sodium 620mg, Potassium 536mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 631IU, Vitamin C 36mg, Calcium 91mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. In the instant pot Mississippi Chicken recipe, it doesn’t say when to add the peppercini. I assume it goes in with the chicken.

  2. Do you add in the peppers and juice after it is cooked or before? Didn’t see instruction in the recipe.

  3. Cindy, I corrected the post. You add the jar peppercini peppers at the same time that the water is added to the instant pot. Thank you for letting me know!

  4. Max – You put it in the instant pot with the chicken. I have corrected the post. Thank you!

  5. Linda – you add it in the instant pot with the chicken. I have corrected the post. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Tastes great! We served this with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. This would also be great over rice!

  7. Can you start with frozen chicken? I wasn’t sure how much more time then 30 minutes may be needed.

  8. Yes, you can make this with frozen chicken. I would increase the cook time by 3-5 minutes depending on the size and number of chicken breasts used.