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Instant Pot chicken salad on lettuce, grapes and with red flower silver fork pink napkin

How to Make Easy Chicken Salad Instant Pot Recipe

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


How to make chicken salad sandwiches using your Instant Pot to have the most delicious most chicken with no fuss.


Units Scale
  • 4 large frozen skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 & 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 medium onion chopped in small chunks, or 4 sliced green onions
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 & 1/4 cups of green grapes cut in quarters
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Whole Celery Seed
  • 1 & 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • croissants or bread, bed of lettuce, or bibb lettuce for lettuce wraps.


  1. With the inner pot in the Instant pot, place the handled rack in the inner pot so the chicken is not sitting on the bottom of the inner pot.
  2. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water to the inner pot.
  3. Sprinkle garlic and onion salt on top of the frozen chicken breast and place the chicken breasts on the rack in the inner pot.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, chop the onion, celery parsley and grapes in small bite size pieces. Set aside.
  5. Place the lid on top and secure. Set the Instant Pot for 15 minutes on high pressure and a 10 minutes natural release.
  6. When the time is up release any pressure and remove the chicken to a cutting board
  7. Cut the chicken into 1/2  small pieces  and then shredded with 2 forks to make a lightly shredded chicken.
  8. In a small bowl mix together the celery seed, salt and black pepper. 
  9. After a couple of minutes, when the chicken is cool, mix together in a large bowl the chicken, onion, celery, parsley, and grapes.
  10. Gently mix in the mayonnaise.
  11. Chill and serve in a croissant, bread or for low carb a bed of lettuce. 

Keywords: Instant Pot Chicken Salad

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