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Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

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Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans is a complete meal in minutes. It is loaded with flavor, comforting, and delicious. Try it for your next meal!

white platter with chicken, potatoes, and green beans

Y’all! I may be late to the Instant Pot team, but when I tell you I’m glad that I am here. I’m so glad I made the decision to purchase one and begin using it. It truly saves me so much time in the kitchen. 

When it comes to cooking in the pressure cooker, I do not want to pull out anything else. No other pots or pans. Everything in the Instant Pot. All the ingredients! 

This leads me to the recipe that I will be sharing with you today. It has become a new favorite and I have made it every week for the past month. It is chicken and potatoes with green beans. So delicious and worth giving a try. 

What ingredients are needed for this dinner recipe?

ingredients for instant pot chicken and potatoes with green beans

  1. Chicken 
  2. Potatoes
  3. Green beans
  4. Ranch seasoning mix
  5. Salt and ground black pepper

How to make Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans:

Begin the recipe by placing the trivet at the bottom of the instant pot and adding water. 

Place the seasoned chicken at the bottom of the pressure cooker on one side. 

uncooked chicken breast at at the bottom of an instant pot

Place the potatoes on the other side. 

uncooked chicken and potatoes at the bottom of an instant pot

Top with the green beans. 

green beans on top of chicken and potatoes in an instant pot

Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of everything in the instant pot. 

ranch seasoning mix over chicken and potatoes with green beans in a pressure cooker

Place the top on the instant pot. Making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing and not venting. Cook using the manual setting. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the cook time for five minutes. Allow the instant pot to naturally release for five minutes when the time is up.

*If your Instant Pot or pressure cooker has a low or high pressure setting, use the high pressure setting for this recipe. 

cooked instant pot chicken and potatoes with green beans

Using the handles of the trivet or tongs, carefully remove the chicken, potatoes, and green beans. Serve warm and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. 

Tips for making the best instant pot chicken and potatoes with green beans:

  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot before adding any ingredients
  • May use any kind of potatoes. I’ve also chopped russet potatoes into small pieces and used them as well. 
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper or a little of the ranch seasoning mix. 
  • May substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs. 
  • The same recipe can be completed in a slow cooker using the same process. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker. 

white plate with chicken potatoes and green beans

Need more chicken dinner recipes? Try these: 

white platter with chicken, potatoes, and green beans

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans is a complete meal in minutes. It is loaded with flavor, comforting, and delicious. Try it for your next meal!
4.63 from 16 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and potatoes with green beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast (or thighs)
  • 6 medium potatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 12 ounce bag fresh green beans
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix (not the dip packet)

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by placing the trivet at the bottom of the instant pot and adding 1 cup of water.
  • Season the raw chicken with salt and pepper. Place the seasoned chicken at the bottom of the pressure cooker on one side. 
  • Place the potatoes on the other side. Top with the green beans. 
  • Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix on top of everything in the instant pot. 
  • Place the top on the instant pot. Making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing and not venting. Cook using the manual setting. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the cook time for five minutes. Allow the instant pot to naturally release for five minutes when the time is up. 
  • *If your Instant Pot or pressure cooker has a low or high pressure setting, use the high pressure setting for this recipe. 
  • Using the handles of the trivet or tongs, carefully remove the chicken, potatoes, and green beans. Serve warm and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot before adding any ingredients
  • May use any kind of potatoes. I’ve also chopped russet potatoes into small pieces and used them as well. 
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper or a little of the ranch seasoning mix. 
  • May substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs. 
  • Same recipe can be completed in a slow cooker using the same process. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker. 

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 2128mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 12mg
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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    October 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    5 stars
    I love how simple and quickly this complete meal comes together!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:14 PM

      Thank you! It is so quick and easy!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    October 3, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    5 stars
    I have been putting my instant pot to work lately! Adding this to a weeknight meal!

    • Reply
      Tynia
      October 4, 2019 at 9:40 AM

      5 stars
      Instant Pot meal are a blessed miracle! 10 minutes to a full course meal, unbelievable! It looks delicious too!

      • Reply
        LaKita
        October 4, 2019 at 9:19 PM

        Thank you! They really are! I can’t believe I waited so long to join team Instant Pot!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:14 PM

      You will love it! It’s a complete meal!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    October 3, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    5 stars
    Everything is better in an Instant Pot! This recipe looks and sounds so good! Perfect as a weeknight easy meal!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:15 PM

      Thank you Shanika! Exactly!!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    October 4, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    5 stars
    I love this quick and easy recipe!!! I haven’t joined the Instant Pot team yet either!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:17 PM

      Thank you! You can also make it in a slow cooker. The same process just set 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.

  • Reply
    Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    October 4, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    A perfect family weeknight meal! Definitely using this for next week’s meal plan, it’s perfect for busy school nights.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:17 PM

      Thank you! Perfect for busy school weeknights!

  • Reply
    Aly
    October 4, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    5 stars
    Looks delicious. Probably something I can make for my family when the come into town. 🙂

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 4, 2019 at 9:19 PM

      Thank you Aly! Yes, hope you give it a try!

    • Reply
      Angie
      July 2, 2020 at 1:35 PM

      I just bought my instant pot this is my 2nd meal my husband is so hungry after work and this makes it so eww easy and we love this recipe and tomorrow early dinner is going to be something with ground beef

      • Reply
        LaKita
        July 9, 2020 at 11:03 AM

        Thank you! Glad that you enjoyed and it made dinner go a little faster!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    October 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    5 stars
    I need to get on the Instant Pot wave. You make this look so easy!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 6, 2019 at 4:21 PM

      Yes, it is so easy to use!

  • Reply
    Aline
    October 6, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    5 stars
    This is awesome!! I love my IP, but didn’t realize you could make this type of stuff in it. I just like it much better now lol I need to try this ASAP!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 6, 2019 at 4:21 PM

      Yes! I cook everything in it!

  • Reply
    Jennifer taylor
    December 12, 2019 at 7:41 PM

    5 stars
    Works great with Italian zesty or not zesty too!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 13, 2019 at 3:14 PM

      Nice! I will have to try it with those instead next time. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Lisa Williams
    January 3, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    I just got my IP. What is the manual setting? I want to make sure I cook it right!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      January 4, 2020 at 2:57 PM

      Hi Lisa! There should be a button on your Instant Pot that says Manual, use that one and adjust the time.

  • Reply
    Sam
    January 6, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    3 stars
    What Temperature are we cooking this at? Is it steam as well for the instant pot? I cooked mine for 10 minutes, yet it came out undone, so I put it down again for another 20 minutes. Its just about done now, but I followed this recipe, and it is definitely taking longer than the time recommended for this recipe.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      January 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM

      Hi Sam! I’m not sure what happened. I make this recipe weekly with no problem. I am using this Instant Pot https://amzn.to/2FrWmu7 and I press the Manual button and set the cook time (timer) for 5 minutes. I’ve never used the steam button for this recipe and I do not use any function that requires a set temperature for this recipe.

  • Reply
    DONNA GILBERT
    January 10, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Do the green beans overcook?

    • Reply
      LaKita
      January 10, 2020 at 2:09 PM

      Hi Donna! No, I haven’t had that be a problem. I use fresh green beans only.

  • Reply
    Chris
    January 10, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    5 stars
    When pressing manual do you select low or high pressure?

    • Reply
      LaKita
      January 12, 2020 at 9:26 AM

      Hi Chris! On my Instant Pot it sets the pressure automatically, but I would select Normal pressure. For reference, this is the model that I use: https://amzn.to/36YjagQ

      • Reply
        Larissa
        February 24, 2020 at 11:53 AM

        Hi LaKita, Chris,
        I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but my Instant Pot only has High or Low pressure settings as well, which you need to manually select. Chris, everything I have cooked so far (so, certainly everything with chicken, beef, etc) has required the High setting. Hope that helps!
        Cheers!

        • Reply
          LaKita
          February 25, 2020 at 10:33 AM

          Thank you for sharing that Larissa! I know there are so many different pressure cookers out there so I will be sure to make note of the high pressure setting. Thanks again!

  • Reply
    Alicia Matheny
    April 8, 2020 at 4:29 PM

    Easy & family pleasing!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      April 9, 2020 at 11:31 AM

      Thank you Alicia!!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    May 28, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Can this recipe be made with frozen chicken breasts?

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 2, 2020 at 10:33 PM

      Hi Ashley, I have never tried it with frozen chicken breast.

  • Reply
    KIM ANN WARE
    June 11, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Hi Lakita,
    Is the chicken brown when done?

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

      Hi Kim! The chicken will not brown in the pressure cooker, but it will be thoroughly cooked.

  • Reply
    Heatherly Chenet
    July 1, 2020 at 5:08 PM

    5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe several times now and it’s so easy that it’s become my go-to recipe when I want a quick meal. I love that I can skip browning the chicken and still have a nice meal that looks and tastes great. I’ve even had great results using a blend of Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper when I ran out of the premade ranch dressing mix (oops). Thanks for a great recipe!
    I just discovered your facebook page and saw the recipe for your berry crisp and now I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      July 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM

      Thank you so much!! That seasoning blend sounds just as delicious for this recipe!

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