How to Make Chicken Salad Using the Instant Pot

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 chicken breasts (Costo)
  • 1 & 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Onion Salt
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped in small chunks
  • 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 pepper
  • croissants or bread


  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 strips and then shredded with 2 forks to make a lightly shredded chicken.
  8. When the chicken is cool, mix together the chicken, onion, celery, parsley, grapes, celery ceed, salt & pepper.
  9. Gently mix in the mayonnaise.
  10. Chill and serve in a croissant or bread.

Keywords: Instant Pot Chicken Salad