Pressure-Cooker Chicken, Potatoes & Peppers


Simple ingredients like chicken thighs, potatoes and bell pepper turn fall-off-the-bone tender in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot in just minutes. A splash of vinegar and a sprinkle of scallion just before serving add zing to this classic family dinner.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes, scrubbed

  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. Sprinkle chicken with paprika, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil on sauté mode in a multicooker. (No sauté mode? See Tip.) Working in batches, add the chicken and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Add bell pepper and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add broth and potatoes. Place the chicken on top of the potatoes. Close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

  2. Release the pressure. Stir in vinegar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve topped with scallion.


Tip: No sauté mode? In Step 1, brown chicken and sauté pepper and garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the ingredients to your multicooker and proceed with the recipe.

Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup vegetables & 1 1/2 chicken thighs
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 38g 76%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Vitamin A 1307IU 26%
Vitamin C 73mg 81%
Folate 50mcg 12%
Sodium 619mg 27%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Potassium 1258mg 27%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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