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Instant Pot® Apple Butter Chicken Thighs

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A little sweet and a little savory, these chicken thighs are perfect, no matter what mood you are in. To top it off, they are quite healthy and extremely easy to make. The fresh apples in combination with the apple butter make for a full apple flavor that you cannot resist. The way the Instant Pot® cooks the chicken to perfection is something that can’t be beaten! Make this ideal recipe whenever you are in the mood for something simple, flavorful, and healthy.

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Instant Pot® Apple Butter Chicken Thighs

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 278 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 0.5 cup Onion
  • 1 clove, minced Garlic
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Apple Butter
  • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Whole Apple, chopped


  • Add the olive oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot® bowl and add the onions. Press the saute and cook until the onions are soft and tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and the chicken thighs to the pot and let sear for two minutes, flip the thighs and sear for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and close the Instant Pot® lid. Set the steamer valve to ‘seal’ and push the ‘Manual’ button. Set the timer for 12 minutes and the pressure to high.
  • Once the timer goes off, push the steamer valve open carefully to release the pressure inside the Instant Pot®. Serve the chicken while hot!

Delicious? Did you love it? Do you have any questions before you make this great dish? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll be happy to answer!


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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One thought on “Instant Pot® Apple Butter Chicken Thighs

  1. Ken T says:

    I strongly suggest a deglaze after sautéing the onions, chicken, and garlic or you’ll likely get a BURN notice. Just remove the chicken. Add a little stock, and scrape the bottom with a straight edge wooden spatula. Return chicken to the pot and add remaining ingredients.
    Continue as per recipe.

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