While I’m usually more of a chicken breast kinda gal, sometimes exceptions must be made- especially when the cooking method is the Instant Pot. Now, don’t get me wrong, my baked honey mustard chicken breasts are amazing and one of my favorite chicken recipes, but when it comes time to use the Instant Pot, juicier, fattier, dark cuts of meat are best. Juicy and so full of flavor, these honey mustard chicken thighs will practically melt in your mouth. A perfect weeknight dinner, it’s super easy to make with just a handful of simple pantry ingredients.
Season the chicken thighs: Transfer the chicken thighs to a large plate and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season both sides with salt and pepper and sprinkle with garlic powder. Set aside.
Make your honey mustard sauce: To prepare, simply add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well until combined.
Brown the chicken: Set your Instant Pot to sauté “high”. Once your pot is hot, add the remaining olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of your pot. Add the chicken, skin-side-down, and cook until the skin is golden brown.
Turn OFF saute mode. Pour the premade mustard mixture directly over the chicken thighs and secure the lid, remembering to check that the steam release is set to “sealing”. Cook chicken on MANUAL mode at HIGH pressure