This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Thighs is so simple, quick and absolutely low-carb friendly. You’ll love its juicy and scrumptious flavor that will not end your crave for more! Tender chicken thighs- seasoned with perfect spices- cooked in pressure cooker, isn’t it a delicious combo?  It’s so yumm!

You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs too for this recipe.

So let’s get start!

How To Make Easy Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Buy bone-in and skinless chicken thighs to make these instant pot chicken thighs.

Now spice up the chicken thighs with smoked pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Then add avocado oil in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, leave it to sauté and to get hot.

Now brown the chicken thighs in it (in batches).

After the browning of all chicken thighs, add some water to the pot and scour the bottom to avoid sticking of bits.

Now place a trivet, put all the chicken thighs back in and place the lid. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, let the pot do a 10 minutes natural pressure release then flip the valve to release the remaining pressure.

How long does it take to cook Chicken Thighs in a pressure cooker?

If you are cooking bone-in chicken thighs then it will take only 10 minutes for cooking time and 10 minutes for natural pressure release to become perfectly tender and juicy.

But if you are using boneless skinless chicken thighs, then you’ll need just 5 minutes to cook them and 10 minutes for natural pressure release.

Don’t overcook the meat, otherwise it will become dry and not remain juicy anymore!

Serving Suggestions

These chicken thighs can perfectly be served with Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Low Carb Broccoli Salad, or Parmesan Zucchini and Corn!

You can also chop them up and make Keto Chicken Salad or Cranberry Chicken Salad and then serve it on 90 second bread!

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe

This recipe for instant pot chicken thighs is so simple, quick and absolutely low-carb friendly. You’ll love its juicy and scrumptious flavor that will not end your crave for more! Tender chicken thighs- seasoned with perfect spices- cooked in pressure cooker, isn’t it a delicious combo?  It’s so yumm!

You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs too for this recipe.

Course: dinner

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 184kcal

Author: Hit Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 6-8 Bone-in skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 1 Cup water or both

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Lay the chicken thighs out on a cutting board and spice up with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  1. Turn the Instant Pot on HI Sauté.  When the display reads “hot” add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil.
  2. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides in batches adding additional oil as required.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pot and add water. Scour the bottom of the pot with a wooden ladle to avoid burned bits. Cancel sauté function.
  4. Add the trivet to the pot, then the chicken. Fasten the lid and set the timer of pressure cooker on high for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, let the pot do a 10 minutes natural pressure release then flip the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pot and serve.

USEFUL TIPS

  • The browned bits must be scraped from the bottom to avoid the “burn” warning which is common with the Instant pot.  
  • The trivet is a metal insert that is designed to keep ingredients out of the water. It is essential to use 1-2 cups of water for every recipe, while pressure cooking.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 184kcal | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g