How Long to Cook Raw Chicken Thighs in an Instant Pot
The cook time for Instant Pot chicken thighs varies depending on whether you have boneless thighs or bone-in thighs as well as whether they are fresh or frozen.
- Fresh Boneless Chicken Thighs: Cook on high for 8 minutes.
- Frozen Boneless Chicken Thighs: Cook on high for 12 minutes.
- Fresh Bone-In Chicken Thighs: Cook on high for 10 minutes.
- Frozen Bone-In Chicken Thighs: Cook on high for 15 minutes.
After the initial cooking, allow the pressure in the Instant Pot to release naturally for 5 minutes, then turn the valve to "venting" and let any remaining steam release.
If you're unsure whether your chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check it. If the meat hasn't reached 165 degrees, put it back in the Instant Pot with the lid back on, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, and check it with the thermometer again.