Brown Chicken Thighs:
Pour 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in pressure cooker. Ensure to coat oil over whole bottom of the pot. Place 4 chicken thighs (skin side down) in Instant Pot. Do not overcrowd. Season the meat side lightly with more kosher salt and ground black pepper. Brown the skin side (don’t touch it for 4 minutes). Flip and brown the meat side for 1 ½ minute. Remove and set aside.*Note: If you are preparing 8 chicken thighs, repeat this step for the remaining 4 chicken thighs.
*Pro Tip: If you like crisp skin, skip this browning step and finish under broiler after pressure cooking the chicken.