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Mediterranean Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes is an easy, affordable one-pot meal the whole family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Western
Keyword instant pot chicken and potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 273kcal


Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice (pimento)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 large chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tsp garlic purée
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 lb new potatoes halved
  • 1 tsp of fresh oregano


Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes Cooking Instructions:

  • In a bowl, combine 1 tbsp of the olive oil with salt, smoked paprika and allspice.
  • Add in chicken thighs and coat well.
  • Heat the other 1 tbsp of oil in the Instant Pot insert using the sauté mode, then add the chicken thighs and brown on both sides, for about 6 mins total.
  • Switch off the Instant Pot and remove any excess oil.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and deglaze the Instant Pot insert.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients, place on the lid, lock it and set the valve to the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook / manual, high pressure for 8 mins.
  • When done, allow for a 5 mins natural pressure release. Then perform a quick pressure release to remove any remaining pressure.

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes Gravy Instructions (optional):

  • Remove all ingredients from the Instant Pot and set it to sauté mode.
  • Make a paste of 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1 tbsp water, and add to the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on sauté mode until it thickens, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.



Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Tips

  • You need to use new potatoes for this recipe. Cut them in half, but if they happen to be really small you can use them whole.
  • Browning the chicken is not a requirement, but it does add a nice depth of flavor (not to mention lovely color) to the dish.
  • Chicken thighs work best, as chicken breast might end up drying out during the time it takes to cook the potatoes.
  • It is important to always check the temperature of your chicken with a meat thermometer. Your Instant Pot chicken thighs have cooked fully through and are safe to eat when they have reached an internal temperature of 165 F/ 75 C.

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes Serving Suggestions

Creamy Pea Salad.
Air Fryer Asparagus.
Instant Pot Iced Tea.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Weight Watchers Points

If you make this recipe using boneless and skinless chicken thighs, there are just 3 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this Instant Pot lemon chicken.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.7mg