Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

This is a family favorite Instant Pot Chicken Thighs recipe. Moist, fork-tender and delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 619kcal
Author Olya


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (more for chicken)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or Oregano
  • 2 lb. chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in
  • To thicken sauce:
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat IP by pushing Sauté button.
  • Add olive oil, chopped garlic, and sliced mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms, garlic and onions are translucent.
  • Deglaze by pouring white wine into the pot to make sure that to get all bits and pieces from the bottom of the pot. This will ensure that no Burn warning will appear.
  • Add chicken stock, heavy cream, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir to mix.
  • Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Add seasoned chicken into the pot. Place thyme sprigs on top of the chicken.
  • Place the lid on the pot and set the valve to sealing. Press Pressure Cook (or Manual), High Pressure, and set cooking time for 8 minutes.
  • Allow for the pot to come to pressure (it took 10 minutes for me), pressure cook for 8 minutes, and then allow 10 minutes of natural pressure release.
  • Release any remaining pressure from the pot and remove the lid.
  • Roux
  • In a small saucepan add butter and allow it to melt. Slowly whisk in flour, one tablespoon at a time. Add heavy cream and continue whisking until gravy is thick.
  • Remove chicken thighs from the IP before adding the roux! Add the roux (flour mixture from above) into your Instant Pot and mix using a whisk. The gravy is ready!
  • Pour the gravy over the chicken thighs, and serve with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.


Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 542mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.8mg