How to Cook Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot

Chicken thighs with or without bone, with or without skin, fresh or frozen – get the times needed to cook chicken thighs of any type in the Instant Pot. This is a great technique for when chicken thighs are on sale and you’re doing meal prep for the week.

Chicken thighs with or without bone, with or without skin, fresh or frozen - get the times needed to cook chicken thighs of any type in the Instant Pot.

I really love chicken thigh meat. I find it much juicier and more flavorful than chicken breast. So when it’s on sale at my grocery store, I load up on it.

My new favorite way to cook chicken thighs, especially if I’m doing food prep for the week, is to put it all into the Instant Pot. It comes out really juicy and tender and full of flavor. I mean it. If I put half an onion and some garlic cloves into the Instant Pot with that chicken, the meat seems to get penetrated by that flavor. Probably due to the high pressure of the Instant Pot cooking method.

What you’re going to do is to season up your chicken thighs with salt and pepper and anything else you’d like.

然后将一些水放入即时罐插入件的底部。1杯就足够了。我经常放2-4杯,因为水最终味道精味,我在本周使用它作为股票或肉汤。请注意,如果您使用更多的水,即时锅所吸取的时间将增加。你仍然将你的即时锅设置在同一数量的分钟内,所有变化都是即时锅所做的,而不是你所做的。

任选地将半洋葱和几只蒜瓣加入水中。芹菜和红萝卜也工作。将5件或蒸笼篮放在水/蔬菜的顶部。

把三脚架的大腿上。密封即时锅并将阀门设置为密封。Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for the time indicated below. Once it’s done, let it do a natural release for 5 minutes before turning the valve to vent.

注意:您可以在即时使用任何类型的鸡大腿。时间在下面的不同类型给出。

Here are the cooking times for chicken thighs in the Instant Pot:

  • Bone-in skin-on thighs are great. You’ll be setting the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 12 minutes with about 6-8 thighs in there. Note that you should remove the skin before serving. It will be limp.
  • Bone-in skinless thighs are also going to go for 12 minutes for 8 thighs.
  • Boneless skinless thighs only need 10 minutes for 8-10 thighs.
  • Frozen thighs of any kind: Freeze them individually, not in a big clump. Do everything as instructed but use your frozen thighs. For 8 frozen thighs of any type, go with 14 minutes.

Here are the instructions for cooking chicken thighs in the Instant Pot in printable form.

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How to Cook Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot

Chicken thighs with or without bone, with or without skin, fresh or frozen – get the times needed to cook chicken thighs of any type in the Instant Pot. This is a great technique for when chicken thighs are on sale and you’re doing meal prep for the week.

  • Author:Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:22分钟
  • Total Time:24 minutes
  • Yield:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 68chicken thighs, fresh thighs or individually frozen thighs, with or without bone, with or without skin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2小洋葱(可选)
  • 2cloves peeled garlic (optional)

Instructions

  1. Season thighs liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Measure 1-4 cups water into the bottom of your Instant Pot insert.*
  3. Add onion and garlic to Instant Pot, if using.
  4. 将5件或蒸笼篮放在水/蔬菜的顶部。Put the thighs on top of the trivet in a single layer (it’s okay if they overlap a little bit but not much).
  5. 密封即时锅并将阀门设置为密封。将速溶池设置为高压烹饪,以便在笔记中列出的时间。
  6. 一旦压力锅器倒计时,就让它在将阀门转向通风口之前进行自然释放5分钟。
  7. 压力按钮向下移动后,取下盖子。去除鸡腿。如果需要用作股票的菌株液体。

Notes

  • *1 cup is the minimum amount of water you can use for a 6-quart Instant Pot and 1 and 1/2 cups for an 8-quart Instant Pot. Only use more water if you’d like some chicken stock left over after the chicken is finished cooking.
  • Cooking times:
    • 骨头皮肤 - 在大腿上:12分钟
    • Bone in skinless thighs: 12 minutes
    • Boneless skinless thighs: 10 minutes
    • 任何类型的冷冻大腿:14分钟。

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Senior Editor and Owner of The Cookful,COOKtheSTORYandisthisthatfood。她的网站每月达到超过150万读者,这意味着事情会有点疯狂。她不断地写作,拍照,编辑,管理贡献者,哦,是的,烹饪。要说她戴着许多帽子是轻描淡写 - 有很多帽子,还有很多衬衫,鞋子,裤子,甚至是奇怪的斗篷!