Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs are so easy to make, tender, and full of flavor. I used bone in chicken thighs, but this method would work with boneless skinless chicken thighs as well. This easy pressure cooker recipe will be a family favorite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Lay the chicken thighs out on a cutting board and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
Turn the Instant Pot on HI Sauté . When the display reads "hot" add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides in batches adding additional oil as needed.
Remove the chicken from the pot and add the water. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to remove any burned bits. Cancel sauté function.
Add the trivet to the pot, then the chicken. Seal the lid and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, do a 10 minute natural pressure release, then release the rest of the pressure with a quick release.
Remove the chicken from the pot and serve.
- The browned bits must be scraped from the bottom to avoid the "burn" warning that is common with the Instant pot.
- The trivet is a metal insert that is designed to keep ingredients out of the water. While pressure cooking, it is necessary to use 1-2 cups of water for every recipe.
Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 184kcal | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g