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Instant Pot Garlic Chicken

The Best Instant Pot Chicken Recipe for Garlic Lovers (Mind-Blowing)



4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

4 skin-on, bone-in chicken drumsticks

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1 cup peeled garlic cloves (about 40 cloves)

½ tsp dried thyme

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chicken broth

2 tsp corn starch

2 tbsp cold water

salt, black pepper to taste

chopped fresh parsley, for decoration (optional)


  1. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper.
  2. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant pot and let stand until screen reads “HOT”.
  3. Add the olive oil and butter.
  4. Add the chicken, skin side down and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Add the garlic cloves and cook for one minute.
  6. Combine the thyme, chicken broth and heavy cream in a small bowl.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream mixture into the Instant Pot.
  9. Close and seal the Instant Pot.
  10. Turn the venting knob to SEALING and press PRESSURE COOK button.
  11. Adjust the timer to 10 minutes.
  12. Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking the chicken, allow to naturally release the pressure.
  13. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot.
  14. Combine the corn starch and water.
  15. Stir in the corn starch slurry into the Instant Pot.
  16. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant Pot.
  17. Stir frequently and cook until the sauce thickens.
  18. Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and toss to coat.
  19. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve.


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