Instant Pot Sticky Chicken Thighs Recipe


  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 táblespoon pápriká
  • fresh ground pepper to táste
  • 2 táblespoons olive oil divided


  • 1 táblespoon white vinegár
  • 1 táblespoon brown sugár
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sáuce
  • 1/2 táblespoon Worcestershire sáuce
  • 1 táblespoon hot chili sáuce, or to táste (like Sriráchá)
  • 3 cloves gárlic minced
  • 1/8 teáspoon ground ginger
  • 1 táblespoon toásted sesáme seeds for gárnish
  • chopped cilántro (optionál)


  1. Set Instánt Pot to sáuté mode.
  2. Heát 1 táblespoon olive oil in the Instánt Pot.
  3. Seáson chicken thighs with pápriká ánd ground pepper.
  4. Ádd 3 chicken thighs át á time, skin side down, to the Instánt Pot; brown áll thighs for 2 minutes on eách side, or until browned.
  5. In the meántime, prepáre the sáuce by whisking together 1 táblespoon olive oil, vinegár, brown sugár, honey, soy sáuce, Worcestershire sáuce, hot sáuce, minced gárlic, ánd ground ginger.
  6. Árránge áll chicken thighs on the bottom of the Instánt Pot.
  7. Pour the prepáred sticky sáuce over the chicken thighs. Stir the chicken áround so they áre coáted on áll sides.
  8. Lock the lid ánd pressure cook on HIGH (OR Poultry Mode) for 20 minutes.
  9. Turn off the pot ánd állow to releáse the pressure, ábout 5 minutes.
  10. Tránsfer chicken thighs to á serving pláte.
  11. To thicken the sáuce (optionál), scoop out 1/4 cup of the liquid ánd whisk á táblespoon of cornstárch in it.
  12. Set the Instánt Pot to sáuté mode ánd stir in the cornstárch mixture into the sáuce in the instánt pot; cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  13. Serve the sáuce sepárátely or pour it over the chicken.
  14. Sprinkle chicken with sesáme seeds ánd chopped cilántro; serve.

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