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Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Did you know you can cook frozen chicken thighs in the instant pot in just 30 minutes? This simple pressure cooker chicken thighs recipe transforms frozen chicken into a hot and delicious meal in no time at all!


Ingredients

  • 8 frozen chicken thighs
  • 12 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp.cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Place the rack that came with the instant pot into the bottom.
  • Place frozen chicken on top of the rack.  They will be on an angle if frozen together, that’s just fine.
  • Pour broth over chicken.
  • Sprinkle seasonings over chicken.
  • Place the cover on the instant pot and make sure it’s set to sealing.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • You can do a natural release or a quick release.
  • For crispy skin, place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, brush lightly with oil, and broil for 3 minutes or until the skin crisps and starts to brown. Serve immediately after broiling.

Notes

Crockpot Instructions:

  1. Place chicken into the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Use 6 oz. of broth and sprinkle spices on top.
  3. Cook High heat for 4-6 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  4. For crispy skin, place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, brush lightly with oil, and broil for 3 minutes or until the skin crisps and starts to brown. Serve immediately after broiling.

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