Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders {Freezer Meal}


chicken sandwich with cheese on plate

You may have tried our Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders and loved them. All ages do! But, now we’ve converted this super simple, kid-friendly recipe to work in the Instant Pot both from fresh and from frozen. With only five ingredients and the magic of the Instant Pot, you’ll have this healthy dinner on the table in about 15-20 minutes from start to finish!

(Btw, if you like the idea of one recipe working in both the slow cooker and Instant Pot, you’re going to love our next cookbook we’re working on. It’s not too late to join our Recipe Testing Team, in fact.)

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this freezer-friendly recipe. These mini sandwiches taste just like Chicken Parmesan. They are absolutely tender, flavorful, and a family favorite! You will make this again and again. In fact, be sure to double and freeze a batch for later.

Serve Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders alongside some Basic Roasted Vegetables or Roasted Brussels Sprouts and some fruit. When I make these for my crew, I hear the best sound a mom could ever hear at dinner–no complaining.

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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders

  • Author: Rachel Tiemeyer of Thriving Home
  • Yield: 12 mini sandwiches (about 6 servings)
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot

Description

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this freezer-friendly recipe. These sandwiches taste just like Chicken Parmesan. They are absolutely tender, flavorful, and a family favorite! You will make this again and again.


Ingredients

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar of marinara sauce (Recommended: Newman’s Own Marinara)
  • about 2 lbs fresh or frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 mini wheat buns
  • 12 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Place marinara and chicken in the Instant Pot. Lock and seal the lid. Cook for 7 minutes at high pressure. (Note: If using frozen chicken, cook for 15 minutes at high pressure). When cook time is done, use quick release of the pressure.
  2. Remove the chicken to a wooden cutting board and shred with two forks. Return to the pot. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Serve warm on a mini bun and top with a slice of cheese.

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze: Place raw chicken breasts and marinara in a gallon-sized freezer bag* (or Instant Pot-shaped freezer container). Seal and freeze. *Tip: Freeze bag inside a medium-sized bowl until solid, so it’s the shape of the IP.

To Prepare From Frozen: Thaw and cook according to instructions.

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!


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