Instant pot chicken thighs recipe! Well seasoned, juicy, tender pressure cooker chicken thighs recipe that can be made with fresh or frozen chicken. This is a step by step guide with video on how to make chicken thighs in instant pot.
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Course: Chicken, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: chicken thighs in instant pot, instant pot chicken thighs, instant pot chicken thighs recipe, pressure cooker chicken thighs
Instant pot pressure cooker
1kg(2lb) Chicken thighs
1 ¼ teaspoonPaprika
Black pepperto taste
2tablespoonOilvegetable, sunflower, olive or coconut oil
1cupChicken broth or water
Clean and pat chicken dry with kitchen towel.
Add paprika, onion powder, thyme, parsley, black pepper and salt together to the chicken and mix well. If you have time, leave chicken to marinate for atleast 30 minutes. If not, move on to step 3 immediately.
Set instant pot to saute mode, then add oil in the pot. When oil is heated, add in chicken thighs and brown the sides to seal in flavor then turn and brown the other side.
When the sides are browned, take the chicken thighs out of the instant pot and put them on a plate. Switch off instant pot.
Now add chicken broth or water to the IP, deglaze the pot and place trivet it. Arrange browned chicken thighs on trivet then close the instant pot with it’s lid.
Set IP to manual pressure cook for 10 minutes and afterwards do 3 minutes natural pressure release.
When the instant pot is depressurised, open the lid and take out chicken breasts.
Leave to rest for 5 minutes then serve and enjoy.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN GRAVY
After taking out the steak from the instant pot, set instant pot to saute mode.
Add cornflour slurry in the pot. Stir till gravy thickens then take off heat.
Detailed notes in the post. If you haven’t read the post before jumping to recipe, do go back and read so you don’t miss out the details.How long to cook frozen chicken thighs in instant pot: For this recipe, with the recommended settings, it takes 18 minutes. 15 minutes of pressure cooking and 3 minutes natural pressure release.How long to cook fresh chicken thighs in instant pot: For this recipe, with the recommended settings, it takes 13 minutes. 10 minutes of pressure cooking and 3 minutes natural pressure release.If you’re not sure chicken is cooked and for food safety compliance, check that the internal temperature of the chicken is atleast 165F (75C). To ensure this, check by using meat thermomether.TIPSPat dry with kitchen towel so the spice rub is not watered down.Remember to deglaze the instant pot after browning so as to avoid burn error when pressure cooking.Burn error notice happens when there’s bits stuck at the bottom of the pot or when there's not enough liquid.Adjust cayenne or black pepper according to how spicy you'd like the chicken.