Instant Pot Curried Chicken Thighs

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Instant Pot Curried Chicken Thighs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 26, 2023


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken thighs and stir to coat with the spices. Pour in the chicken stock and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, seal the valve, and set to high pressure for 10 minutes. When finished, quick release the pressure.
  5. Open the lid and stir the chicken. Serve with your favorite sides.

Interesting Facts

  • Curry powder is a combination of spices, including turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chili powder.
  • Turmeric is what gives curry powder its yellow color.
  • Chicken thighs are a great source of protein and are much more flavorful than chicken breasts.