chicken pieces in Pyrex prepware 8 cup bowl

Easy Chicken Meal Prep

  • Author: La Cuisinière
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pounds of cooked chicken 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot®
  • Cuisine: Home Style


Take about 1 hour of your Saturday morning and get into quick and easy chicken meal prep.  Using the Instant Pot® or the stove top, you can have 6 pounds of cooked chicken ready in 15 minutes.



6 lbs of bone-in skin on chicken. Two large chicken breasts and 4 large thighs.

11/2 tb of Lipton® Recipe mix for chicken dishes or regular powdered soup base (the Lipton®recipe mix can only be found in certain markets.  Look in the Latino section which is where I nearly always find it)
Large yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon of Bell’s® All Natural Poultry seasoning (salt and GMO Free)
2 large stalks of celery in chunks
1 tablespoon of multi-color peppercorns, whole
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
Some parsley, a bay leaf or just a good bunch of celery leaves
Water to cover or to the 10 cup line


Set the Instant Pot® to the “Meat/Stew” setting. 15 minutes in the pressure cooker mode.

Cancel cycle after beeper. 

No need to keep the meat on the Low setting.

If you prefer, you can also prepare the meat on the stove top in a large Dutch oven.  Simmer for at least 2 hours.


Notes: Alternatives to the Lipton® recipe mix include Knorr® granulated bouillon and the Orrington Farms® seasonings.

Keywords: Instant Pot®, chicken, soup, salad, main dish, recipe ready

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