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instant pot chicken and potatoes inside the instant pot insert

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 273kcal


Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (pimento)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 large chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • 1 cup (237mL) chicken broth or stock
  • 1 teaspoon garlic purée
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound (453g) new potatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh oregano


Instant Pot Instructions:

  • In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with salt, smoked paprika and allspice.
  • Add in chicken thighs and coat well.
  • Heat the other 1 tablespoon 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 manual pressure, high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When done, allow for a 5 minutes natural pressure release. Then perform a quick pressure release to remove any remaining pressure.

Make it with Gravy (optional):

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



  • 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.
If made using boneless and skinless chicken thighs, there are just 3 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving.


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