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Savory Chicken Thighs

Make savory chicken thighs in the instant potfor a fast recipe. Make it special in the instant pot chicken thighs andpotatoes or vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Thighs Instant Pot, Savory chicken thighs
Servings: 4 Adults
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart


  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot
  • Instant Pot



  • 2 lb Bone-In Chicken Thighs, no skin*
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Supplies for freezing:

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag


Cooking Directions:

  • Rub chicken thighs with seasonings.
  • Put onions in slow cooker and set seasoned chicken on top.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.
  • Serve over onions and top with sauce and onions.

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all ingredients to labeled freezer bag.
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.

Slow Cooker Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • If desired, Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Add freezer bag contents into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.
  • Serve over onions and top with sauce and onions.

Instant Pot Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • Add 1 cup water into base of your instant pot.
  • Place a trivet or steamer basket on top of the water. Then add the seasoned chicken thighs.
  • Seal your instant pot making sure the valve is sealed.
  • Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. The NPR for 5 minutes. Quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken thighs and enjoy!