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Best January Instant Pot Recipes

January Instant Pot recipes are here for you to try! What to make in your pressure cooker when it’s cold outside and you want a fast dinner for your family. 

january instant pot recipes

It’s time for quick and easy January Instant Pot recipes y’all!! When it’s chilly outside and the snow is fallin’ I’m all about cooking comfort foods and soup for dinner. Try a few of these this month. (affiliate links present)

What to cook in January

Sometimes it’s hard to decide… You can start with the most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2019 here. A few of them have made the list 3 years in a row they’re just so good!

The beginning of the year brings change, at least for us. We want to eat healthier, but enjoy our meals. Produce isn’t as prevalent or as cheap so frozen is typically used in our meals. Let’s focus on what is in season and typically on sale this time of year shall we?

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Instant Pot Recipes January

Can you make these as easy Ninja Foodi recipes too!!! Any electric pressure cooker works just the same, basically. Most of them use the high pressure function and sometimes saute at the beginning. If it’s a Crockpot Express that button may saw brown/saute instead. Go on and let us know which ones were your favorites.

If you want a really hearty meal though I would make these Instant Pot carnitas! We love it over rice but inside tortillas is good too.

Have you tried our Instant Pot Swedish meatballs yet?? If not you should!

easy homemade instant pot swedish meatballs

Winter Instant Pot Recipes

Ok so you might want something healthier. Yes we are trying to eat more homemade meals that focus on protein and less on carbs too. I’m not too too strict though, I want it to taste good!!

Instant Pot shredded chicken is cheap, healthy, and we love serving it inside tortillas with avocado and cheese!

Our Instant Pot fajitas are made with thin slices of marinated beef, so good with bell peppers and onions

easy instant pot clam chowder

January Instant Pot Recipe

Our pressure cooker egg bites rock for breakfast or dinner too. You just need this egg mold to make them, and then you can make mini Instant Pot brownies with it.

Instant Pot cheeseburger soup and lasagna soup are a few of our favorites this time of year.

Have you heard of Hoisin chicken before? It is a simple, sweet with a little kick meal that is amazing with white rice or perfect quinoa all in under 30 minutes.

pressure cooker hoisin chicken

January Recipes

Do you have a favorite January recipe we should adapt to be made in a pressure cooker? Let us know below!

This month we also shared how to make an Instant Pot casserole using leftover meat of any kind! That’s right, use some shredded rotisserie chicken, pork or beef at the bottom and there’s NO boiling required for the noodles.

instant pot casseroles

Pressure Cooker January Recipes

If you’re looking for some side dishes to pair with some chicken legs or wings we have a few great ones too like:

If you need a dairy free dinner, try our coconut milk chicken dish with snap peas inside. A bowl of butternut squash soup is pretty darn yummy too.

Looking for more Instant Pot dinner recipes maybe? We have a long list for you and your family to try here. Some are low carb, a few keto choices, but all of them are family friendly for sure. I don’t make anything with unusual ingredients you can’t find in your local grocery store.

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January Instant Pot Recipes

What recipes to make in January is here. January Instant Pot recipes can be made in a Ninja Foodi or any brand of pressure cooker fast.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword chicken thighs, hoisin, instant pot, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 514kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Cut chicken thighs into bite size pieces and put it into pot. Slice onion and add those. Whisk together in a bowl your broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, W. sauce, hoisin, minced garlic and honey until smooth. Pour this into your pot. Stir.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 3 minutes. Do a quick release. Then turn pot off. Push saute button and it will begin to bubble. In a small bowl add your cornstarch and 3-4 tbsp of hot liquid from your pot and whisk that together until it is smooth.
  • Pour this into your pot once liquid is bubbling and stir slowly for 1-2 minutes so sauce can thicken. Then turn pot off. Sauce will continue to thicken as it sits
Nutrition Facts
January Instant Pot Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 2198mg96%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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