Instant Pot Apricot Pineapple Chicken Thighs

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recipe by Donna Kelly

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based on 4 ratings

Apricot Pineapple Chicken Thighs

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recipe updated Jul 8, 2020


  • Chicken thighs icon
    Chicken thighs
    3 (about 579 g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.6 g)
  • Apricot pineapple jam icon
    Apricot pineapple jam
    ½ cup (about 162.31 g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    2 tbsp (about 36 g)
  • Water icon
    1 cup (about 240 g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add vegetable oil to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, More
  3. Then add chicken thighs to the inner pot
  4. Cook each side until golden brown - approx 3 min
  5. Add chicken thighs to the inner pot
  6. Cook each side until golden brown - approx 3 min
  7. Whisk apricot pineapple jam and soy sauce into a clean medium bowl
  8. Toss the thighs until well coated
  9. Pour water into the inner pot
  10. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  11. Arrange chicken thighs on top of rack
  12. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  13. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 20 min
  14. Natural release - 10 min
  15. Release pressure -
  16. Transfer chicken to serving plate
  17. Heat inner pot - Sauté, More
  18. Simmer until thickened while whisking - approx 5 min
  19. Drizzle thickened sauce over chicken
  20. Serve
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