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Two honey mustard chicken thighs cooked in the Instant Pot set on a bed of white rice and garnished with chopped parsley.
4.82 from 22 votes

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs (Instant Pot)

Quick and Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs that are cooked, start to finish, in the Instant Pot and bathed in a delicious six-ingredient homemade honey mustard sauce. A perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, this mouthwatering chicken thigh recipe is guaranteed to be a new dinnertime favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 573kcal



  • 2 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs - approx. 5-6 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil - divided
  • salt and pepper - to season
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced


  • Transfer chicken thighs to a large plate and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper and sprinkle with garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Add the soy sauce, honey, spicy brown mustard, lemon juice, and minced garlic to a small mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine and set aside.
  • Set your Instant Pot to SAUTE “high”. Once your pot is hot, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of your pot. 
  • Add the chicken, skin-side-down, and cook until golden (approximately 2-4 minutes). Carefully flip each chicken thigh over and repeat on the other side.
  • Turn OFF saute mode. Pour your premade sauce directly into your Instant Pot over your chicken thighs and secure the lid, remembering to check that the steam release is set to “sealing”.
  • Cook chicken on MANUAL mode HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. As soon as the 10 minutes is complete, carefully quick-release the pressure and remove the lid. 
  • OPTIONAL: Thicken your sauce by combining 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Add to the sauce, mixing well to combine (I did not do this step).
  • Serve chicken with rice or mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie sides! Enjoy!


  • Chicken: If you'd like to make this recipe using chicken breasts, I recommend skipping the pressure cooker and baking them instead. Skip over to this, Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe, for full details and instructions.


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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