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Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs. How to cook delicious chicken thighs in the instant pot pressure cooker from frozen. Including a delicious marinade and crispy amazing chicken thighs skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 370kcal


Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs Ingredients:


  • Place a cup/240ml of water into the bottom of your instant pot inner pot. Add your steamer basket or trivet. Add frozen chicken thighs. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 25 minutes on manual pressure cook.
    Frozen Chicken Thighs In Instant Pot
  • Load seasonings into a small bowl and mix.
    Frozen Chicken Thighs In Instant Pot
  • When the instant pot beeps, manually release pressure. Brush your seasoning over the skin of your just cooked chicken thighs.
    Frozen Chicken Thighs In Instant Pot
  • Replace the instant pot lid with the air fryer lid. Set the time to 10 minutes with a temperature of 260c/500f. Then you will have crispy skin. If it is not crispy enough for you, add a little extra virgin olive oil spray and cook for another 3 minutes. Use kitchen tongs to remove the chicken thighs as they will be very hot. Load onto plates and serve with your favourite sides.
    Frozen Chicken Thighs In Instant Pot


Warning. If using the air fryer crisp lid, they get incredibly hot. Be careful when removing it from the instant pot and place it on a heat mat.
Blackened. If you would like the blackened barbecue look, then I recommend swapping balsamic vinegar for honey.
Thanks for reading our instant pot frozen chicken thighs recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though, our personal recommendation would be to pair our instant pot chicken thighs with a salad or our air fryer roast potatoes.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 296mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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