Pressure-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + releasing


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 16, 2023
We love Hawaiian-style chicken in a slow cooker, but sometimes we need something that comes together fast! We tweaked our favorite recipe and came up with this Instant Pot pineapple chicken for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Add a side salad for a complete meal. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
Pressure-Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Minced fresh cilantro and sliced green onions


  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 20 minutes.
  2. Let pressure release naturally. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Add shredded chicken back to pot and stir until combined. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 313 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.