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Crispy Instant Pot Chicken with Gravy

This Crispy Instant Pot Chicken with Easy Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe - shortcut to make crispy, tender & juicy oven-fried chicken + rich gravy from scratch!
Servings 2 - 4
Total Time 45 mins


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 4 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 pinch rosemary
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon regular soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 ½ tablespoons water

Crispy Breading

  • 1 - 1 ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (depending on the size of chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt to taste

Egg wash


  • Pressure Cook Chicken Thighs: Add onion, garlic, and rosemary to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Pour in 1 cup of cold water and place a steamer basket in the pressure cooker. Place chicken thighs in the basket. Avoid stacking them too tightly.
    Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes (small thighs) to 9 minutes (large thighs) + Full Natural Release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid carefully.
  • Prepare Crispy Breading: While the chicken thighs are pressure cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 1 – 1 ½ cup panko breadcrumbs to the skillet. Toast the breadcrumbs until golden brown. Taste and add a small amount of kosher salt for seasoning.
  • Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F while the pressure cooker is natural releasing.
  • Simmer, Shake and Bake: Check with a food thermometer to ensure the chickens have reached an internal temperature of at least 165°F on the thickest part without touching the bone.
    Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker. Pat dry the chicken with paper towel.
    Lightly season with salt and ground black pepper. Lightly coat the chicken with flour, dip them into the beaten eggs, and cover them with toasted buttery breadcrumbs. Place the chicken on a wired rack and into the oven for roughly 5 to 10 minutes until the toasted breadcrumbs stick onto the chicken.
  • Make Chicken Gravy: While the chickens are in the oven, heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté). Taste and season the chicken dripping mixture with 1 tbsp regular soy sauce (mostly for color), salt and ground black pepper. Taste the seasoning one last time and add more salt if desired. Mix the cornstarch with water and mix it into the chicken gravy one third at a time until desired thickness.
  • Serve: Serve piping hot with your favorite side dishes!



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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 433kcal


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg