Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken

January 06, 2020

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Set and forget this tangy, moist, tender, and zesty Whole30 Instant Pot ranch chicken. This quick and easy recipe that compliments dozens of recipes and uses with just four ingredients. Transform boring chicken thighs and bland breasts into a protein that’s perfect for weekly meal prep for the family.

This recipe makes two pounds of Instant Pot chicken ranch. Store this combination of breast and thigh meat in the refrigerator for four to five days in an airtight container, or in resealable bags stored in the freezer for up to three months. Bookmark, pin, or save this recipe! You’ll want to make Ranch chicken in your Instant Pot again and again throughout Whole30 and beyond. This easy Whole30 chicken packs so much flavor. Spruce up endless versions of riced or spiralized veggies, tender salad greens, macro bowls, baked potatoes, or sliced sweet potato toasts.

Add diced Whole30 chicken into bib lettuce cups with sliced grape tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro for tortilla-free Whole30 tacos. Shred and add ranch chicken to a Whole30 soup made with chicken bone broth, diced veggies, and fresh thyme. Sauté leftovers with spiralized squash noodles, julienned bell peppers and onions to make a Whole30 Southwest spaghetti.

How do I cook chicken in a pressure cooker?

Cooking chicken in a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot simple. Spray the bottom of the pot with Avocado Oil Spray, add dressed ingredients, and wait until the timer dings. With the right ingredients, your meal goes from kitchen to table with little muss or fuss.

How long do you cook chicken in an instant pot?

If your Instant pot came with a “poultry” button, that setting will work for this recipe. Otherwise, set your manual timer for 15 minutes to ensure your chicken is fully cooked and ready to enjoy.


Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8

Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is seasoned with taco seasoning before being placed in the Instant pot.


*If you like things more spicy, use 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning. If you’re making the chicken for children or those who don’t enjoy any spice, use 1 tablespoon.


  • Instant Pot
Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is being shredded on a wooden cutting board.


  • Spray the inside bottom of the Instant Pot with avocado oil spray.
  • Coat chicken pieces with taco seasoning, then place into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour in ranch dressing.
  • Seal lid and set to Poultry (if your pot doesn’t have a Poultry button, set to manual for 15 minutes).
  • When cycle is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.
  • Remove lid, take chicken out and slice, dice, shred, or leave whole.
Seasoned and cooked Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is being removed from the instant pot.
  • Serve with extra ranch dressing, if desired.
Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is in a lettuce cup, after being garnished.

Nutritional information (per serving: 4 ounces cooked chicken):

Calories: 336

Carbs: 2 grams

Fat: 21 grams

Protein: 33 grams

Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. 

A white plate holds Whole30 Instant Pot Ranch Chicken lettuce cups, with cherry tomatoes in the middle.

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