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Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Leigh Oskwarek
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes (Searing Time 5 minutes, Pressure Time 13 minutes + 5 minutes to release)
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


This Instant pot chicken thighs recipe is easy-to-make and delicious to-eat which you need to look into because it will become one of your favorites to make and also to eat. You can brown them up and cook them all in one pot. They come out so tender and juicy, and it only takes a few minutes but tastes as you slaved over them for a lot longer.


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs with skin 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning 
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock 


Preparing the Chicken:


Cooking the Chicken:


Making the Gravy


Be sure to brown up the chicken in the instant pot and reserve the brown bits to be used when making gravy.

Make sure when you let the steam out of the instant pot, do not do it underneath the cabinets.

Also when letting the steam out stand back from it so that you won’t get burned from the hot steam. 

When opening up the instant pot be careful of your face.

Instead of making a gravy, you can also keep the liquid without thickening it and use it for soups


  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

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