These Chicken Thighs are ready in minutes. They’re so juicy, full of flavor, and they are very easy to make!

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs on a plate with rice.

Instant Pot chicken thighs are so simple, yet so versatile. You can enjoy them as the main dish, in salads or for a Mexican Taco night. We serve them with rice, all the juice from the chicken adds incredible flavors to plain rice making it a perfect combo.

I used the fresh boneless chicken thighs, but you can adjust it based on what you have on hand. If you prefer bone-in, add 2-5 minutes extra to the cooking time.

How to Make Fresh Chicken Thighs in an Instant Pot

  • Prepare ingredients together. Remove any access fat and skin from the chicken.
  • Combine all seasoning together. Rub both sides of the chicken with seasoning.
  • Use sauté option on the Instant Pot, add oil and brown the outside of the chicken thighs. Set them aside.
  • Cut onion into half rings, brown until golden brown.
  • Add chicken on top of onions. Seal and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure. Let the pressure release for about 10 minutes.

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Thighs in an Instant Pot

  • Use the sauté option on the Instant Pot to brown the onion until it’s golden brown.
  • Place the frozen chicken thighs on top of the onion, season generously with the seasoning mix.
  • Seal and cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Let the pressure release.
  • Check readiness of the chicken with your thermometer, it should read at least 165F.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.