Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs – make a complete dinner in the pressure cooker in just minutes! The chicken stays juicy and tender and full of flavor.

Let’s face it, life is busy for pretty much everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have kids in school with all their activities or not, life is just hectic. So getting a nutritious meal on the table can sometimes be a challenge.

This Instant Pot Chicken Thighs recipe takes all the guess work out of dinner, and is ready in just one pan. Less clean-up is always a bonus when it comes to meal time.

plate with mushroom rice and instant pot chicken


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How Long To Cook Chicken Thighs In Instant Pot

There are a couple different answers to this question. Are you using Fresh or Frozen Chicken Thighs? And do they have the bone or not?

Fresh Chicken Thighs

  • Boneless – 9 minutes
  • Bone-In – 11 minutes

Frozen Chicken Thighs

  • Boneless – 11 minutes
  • Bone-In – 13 minutes
safeway ingredients to make instant pot chicken

Frozen chicken thighs in the Instant Pot are very easy to make, you really just need to add about 2 minutes to your cooking time. I love having the option of using frozen meat on those nights when I didn’t plan ahead or forgot to take meat out of the freezer.

Plate of chicken thighs and mushroom rice

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

  1. Season chicken thighs and then brown them using the saute function of the Instant Pot. Once they are browned, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  2. Next melt the butter and saute the mushrooms, onions, and garlic until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Pour in the rice, chicken broth, and the seasonings. Then gently place the chicken on top of the rice mixture.
  4. Cover and lock the Instant Pot. Cook for 9 minutes under high pressure (seeing cooking notes for the correct times). Let it naturally release for 5 minutes, before finishing with the quick release.
  5. Remove the chicken and fluff the rice. Sprinkle with a generous amount of parsley to serve.
O organics pack of chicken thighs

This recipe is a quick pressure cooker version of my Creamy Chicken and Rice that is like what I grew up with my mom making. I love that I can make it faster, easier, and healthier with the help of O Organics and my pressure cooker.

If you have a sous vide, these Sous Vide Chicken Thighs are a must try. Such a great way to cook them!

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4.34 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

By Erin
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs – make a complete dinner in the pressure cooker in just minutes! The chicken stays juicy and tender and full of flavor.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley


  • Heat Instant Pot using the Saute function.
  • Drizzle oil into the base of the pot. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to hot oil and brown on both sides for 2-3 minutes, until nicely browned. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add butter and stir until it is melted. Add onions and mushrooms to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes until they are starting to soften. Mix in garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Pour in chicken broth, rice, thyme, oregano, Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Gently arrange chicken on top of the rice mixture.
  • Close and lock the lid. Switch Instant Pot to manual high pressure and cook for 9 minutes. Let it naturally release for 5 minutes, quick releasing to finish.
  • Remove the chicken and fluff the rice with a fork. Top with a generous amount of parsley to serve.


Fresh Chicken Thighs
  • Boneless – 9 minutes
  • Bone-In – 11 minutes
Frozen Chicken Thighs
  • Boneless – 11 minutes
  • Bone-In – 13 minutes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 786mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 346
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