Can you put raw chicken in instant pot?
You can start with any type of chicken, including frozen chicken: boneless or bone-in; fresh or frozen; breasts, or thighs. You‘ll need your Instant Pot, the trivet insert that came with it, chicken, and water. I use this 6-quart Instant Pot for all of my recipes.
How long does it take to pressure cook chicken?
For fresh chicken, the cooker will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure. Expect frozen chicken to take 12 to 15 minutes to come to pressure. When the 15 minute cook time is up, do a natural release of pressure for 5 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
Why is my instant pot chicken tough?
If your boneless chicken breast winds up with a weird, rubbery texture, it probably means that you need to cook it longer. In general, the Instant Pot does better with longer cook times for meat. (When cooking frozen chicken breasts, I find that you can let the pressure naturally release, as they are more forgiving.)