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Instant Pot Rustic Garlic Chicken

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A quick and easy pressure cooker recipe with whole garlic cloves, chicken thighs and a homemade gravy that you’ll want to lick off the plate.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head of garlic, broken into cloves and peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 small to medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the oil and the garlic cloves. Saute for about 3 minutes, until the garlic starts to brown. Turn off Instant Pot.
  2. Pour in the broth and vinegar. Add in the bay leaf, chicken, thyme rosemary, salt and pepper. 
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 12 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Use tongs to place the chicken on a plate. Use a potato masher to mash the garlic into the gravy.
  5. Stir the flour into the melted butter a little at a time until it is creamy and smooth. Stir a half cup of the broth from the pot into the butter/flour mixture and whisk until smooth. 
  6. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Scrape the butter/flour mixture into the pot and whisk well. Let the flour thicken the gravy a bit and cook out the raw flour taste. Then cancel off the saute setting.
  7. Serve the chicken with gravy over the top. This tastes great over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.  
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot