If you’re looking for an easy meal for two or your whole family these pressure cooker baked potatoes and stuffed chicken are a great duo!
This pressure cooker baked potatoes and stuffed chicken meal is perfect for busy days! Make just one or both and your bunch is sure to ask for seconds. Added to our list of 101+ easy and quick Instant Pot recipes. (affiliate links present, originally published 8/18)
School is back in session and busy is probably an understatement if I were to describe your household right now huh??
No, I didn’t look into your window but I’m right there with you with 3 girls in 3 different schools.
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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
With band practice, mountain biking clubs, and gymnastics once a week, we all need a few go to meals in our pocket when things get chaotic.
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
And they are!! In just about 30 minutes you’ll have a high protein, creamy filled chicken breast with taters that everyone will love. You can see just how delicious these are below. You will need a Ninja Foodi or Cosori hot air machine to make this second part of this dish if you want to make both.
You’re going to follow our air fryer stuffed chicken breast recipe to make this part. In the printable recipe card below it will explain the tater part.
Ok so they aren’t just for dinner….my husband and I (who work from home) will pop these in the oven for lunch too!
You don’t have to wrap them in bacon, or include the jalapeno inside for heat. Omit one or both but leave the cream cheese so it’s stuffed with goodness all the way through.
BUT…..when I’m making these Instant Pot baked potatoes and chicken I can have everything done in less than 40 minutes and we can head out to our next commitment.
- I love baked potatoes as a side dish because they’re inexpensive, I can find them anywhere, and well we do live in Idaho so there’s that…… 😉
Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes
What’s better is they last quite a long time on my countertop. If you want something really fast you can instead follow our air fryer frozen chicken tenders instructions, kids love those too with a few dips.
On those days when I forgot to hit the store (that happens a lot), these are always a life saver.
This is what you’re going to need to make these babies. What I do is pop my potatoes into the pressure cooker and get those going. Then prepare the breasts and cook those right around the same time. That way once the meat is done and resting you can pop in your taters just to crisp the skins.
400 degrees for about 5 minutes should do it for that part. Sprinkle some olive oil and Kosher salt on the outsides before you close the basket for extra goodness.
What I like to do so I have everything I need on hand at all times is to load up when everything is on sale and freeze it. That is right, I’ll get loads of bacon and put those into our deep freeze and pull one out in the morning so it’s defrosted by that afternoon.
We have a deep freezer in the garage, one in the fridge inside the house, another on top of our fridge for drinks, which means we have lots of room for stocking up!
Then pick up your potatoes (small potatoes or medium size is best) and you’re set. It’s that easy!
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes
Scrub the potatoes and then pierce with a fork all the way around each one. Rub salt on the outside of the skins Put a trivet inside your pressure cooker with 1.5 c. water, make sure water doesn’t touch trivet itself.
Place 4-5 potatoes inside your pressure cooker.
Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure to cook the russet potatoes for 15 minutes cooking time. (note, time will vary according to how large each one is, I have found for medium size baking potatoes 15 minutes gets the middle done and insides tender).
Allow to naturally release pressure for at least 5 minutes to be perfectly cooked. Pressure release steam that is left now. Use a fork to pierce to ensure middle of potato is done. If not, put back and set for additional 5 minutes if needed. Enjoy!
- After you make these try our Instant Pot sweet potato casserole too!
Crockpot Express Baked Potatoes
This is what you need to make pressure cooker baked potatoes and our finished tater below that. Beyond the basics of course you would want all the fixings but that is up to you. Either you add just butter or go all out with sour cream, bacon bits, and all the things y’all.
- Medium potatoes – I used russet
- Trivet – I like this one with handles because it fits a lot of potatoes on top so they don’t hit the liquid below
- Cup of water, cold water is just fine
I like using sea salt that is a bit larger than table salt. It sticks well and when done gives you that restaurant texture and taste. Especially if you are going to throw them under the broiler or air fryer at the end you want that added goodness to make the skins delicious beyond belief.
If you want air fryer baked potatoes we have those too. Just as fluffy inside but with crispy potato skins you’ll love.
Ways to cook baked potatoes
Best way to make baked potatoes in the oven – so the skins are crispy, insides are fluffy
- You can make Instant Pot potatoes and carrots together.
- Smoked baked potatoes – the taste of these is amazing
- Crockpot baked potatoes are great if you’re gone for the day
- And here are several other potato recipe ideas – because we just can’t get enough potatoes!!
- We’ve cooked Ninja Foodi french fries in our air fryer too which were a wonderful side dish.
- AND air fryer potato skins are killer if you want to take the extra step of stuffing each of them.
Pressure cooker baked potatoes
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Pressure Cooker Baked Potatoes
- 5 medium potatoes we used brown Idaho potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 c water
- Wash and then pierce potatoes with a fork all the way around each potato. Rub salt on the outside of the skins
- Put a trivet inside your pressure cooker with 1.5 c. water, make sure water doesn’t touch trivet itself (don’t want potatoes touching water)
- Place 4-5 potatoes inside your pressure cooker.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 15 minutes. (note, time will vary according to how large your potatoes are but I have found for medium size baking potatoes 15 minutes gets the middle done and insides tender).
- Allow to naturally release pressure for at least 5 minutes, release rest of pressure. Use a fork to pierce to ensure middle of potato is done. If not, put back and set for additional 5 minutes if needed. Enjoy!