The Best Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs are so easy to make, tender, and full of flavor. I used bone in chicken thighs, but this method would work with boneless skinless chicken thighs as well.

Printable Recipe:

6-8 Bone in Chicken Thighs, skin removed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
2 tablespoons Avocado oil (My favorite brand on Amazon (affiliate link)
1 Cup water

Lay the chicken thighs out on a cutting board and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
Turn the Instant Pot on HI Sauté . When the display reads “hot” add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides in batches adding additional oil as needed.
Remove the chicken from the pot and add the water. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to remove any burned bits. Cancel sauté function.
Add the trivet to the pot, then the chicken. Seal the lid and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, do a 10 minute natural pressure release, then release the rest of the pressure with a quick release.
Remove the chicken from the pot and serve.

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