Honey Garlic Chicken Thigh Instant Pot Recipe

A quick and easy dinner option for your Instant Pot is chicken thighs with honey garlic glaze. This recipe is very simple, with little prep and little cooking required.

Honey Garlic Chicken Thigh Instant Pot Recipe

Honey garlic chicken thighs is an easy recipe to make using your Instant Pot. Here is the simple recipe you need to follow to make this succulent chicken.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 6 whole chicken thighs You can add more or less, depending on how much you want.
  • 1/2 cup Water or Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon water for the thickening of the sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch for the thickening of the sauce.


  • The first thing you need to do is get the garlic, honey, ketchup, and soy sauce. Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl.
  • For a crispy skin on the chicken thighs, you need to add about two tablespoons of olive oil into the Instant Pot. Then, turn it on Saute and allow this oil to get hot before you put the chicken into the Instant Pot.
  • Once you have added the chicken thighs, let it cook for about 5 minutes. Turn the Instant Pot off at this time.
  • Turn the thighs over and then pour your sauce mixture on the top.
  • Turn the dial on the Instant Pot, set it to "Manual" and set the timer to 15 minutes. Place your lid on the top and begin cooking the thighs.
  • Use the quick release once those 15 minutes are up, and then remove the Instant Pot lid. After this, move the dial to Saute on the Instant Pot.
  • In another bowl, mix together the water and cornstarch, and then stir this into your chicken thighs and sauce. This will allow the main sauce to thicken up.
  • Once the sauce has thickened up to how you like it, then turn off the Instant Pot and they are ready to eat.

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