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Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Our Instant Pot gets a ton of use all year round. We love our InstaPot and tend to always be looking for great chicken recipes. We hope that you love this Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe as much as we do.

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe


  • 5 pieces of natural chicken breasts, medium in size
  • 2 small onions or about 1 cup, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons natural honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried or a few sprigs of fresh thyme, this is our favorite herb, so we use both
  • about 15 ounces of quality bone broth or chicken stock
  • a few smashed cloves of garlic and salt and pepper to preference
  • a coupe tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil for sautéing the onions
  • about 4 carrots, peeled and cut into slightly larger pieces

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken RecipeInstant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken RecipeInstant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken RecipeDirections

  1. My favorite way to start pretty much every recipe in our Instant Pot is to fully sauté and brown finely chopped onions. They add an incredible full bodied and rich flavor to all dishes. Do this with the oil, onions, smashed garlic, thyme salt and pepper. Once cooked through and golden brown, add the broth or stock and honey. Stir everything to make sure it is properly combined and then lay the chicken in the liquid and place the carrots around the chicken.
  2. Use the Instant Pot’s Poultry setting and adjust time to 7 minutes (the actual cook time required does depend on the size and total weight of the chicken so adjust up or down by 1 minute if you have larger chicken pieces or adjust down if needed for smaller pieces). Lock the lid and prepare your sides, we served this with the carrots and rice.
  3. When the timer has gone off you will still need and want to wait for the pot to natural pressure release (NPR). This could take about 15 minutes or so, but worth the wait. NPR will help hold all of the moisture in the meat and give you a really nice finished piece of chicken.
  4. Once the Instant Pot pressure is released and the lid unlocks, you can enjoy the meal as is or remove the chicken and switch the setting over the sauté mode and reduce the remaining liquid and to a thicker and really rich sauce.

We hope that you are inspired by this Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe. Happy cooking!

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken Instant Pot Honey and Thyme Chicken

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  1. ellen beck

    This looks good and I bet tastes even better. Oddly enough, thyme is a spice I dont use much, I have no clue why. I like the taste of it, and really should experiment more. This might be a recipe I will have to dig out the thyme and give this one a try!

  2. I remember getting one of those fabric decor balls before. So that is how it’s done. How creative! So pretty too! Really love it!

  3. Honey is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. I can’t wait to try this. I’ve been on HUGE Instant Pot kick recently.

  4. Pam Wattenbarger

    This sounds really good. I love thyme, I think it is a really underused herb in cooking.

  5. This sounds amazing. I love cooking with my Instant Pot and this would be an awesome chicken recipe to try out!

  6. Ann Bacciaglia

    I can not wait to give this recipe a try. I have been loving my Instant Pot. My Dad just bought one to.

  7. It looks easy and delicious! Such a perfect weeknight dinner!

  8. This is a very nice-looking dish.
    I plan on sharing this with my dad.

  9. I love that you used natural honey in this recipe. It’s so good for people who might struggle with allergies. I know that’s what I’ve always used it for! Love this dish, so natural!

  10. I am obsessed with instant pot. Seriously, it’s one of the best things in my kitchen right now. This amazing recipe alone proves how handy it is!

  11. Rosey

    It sounds nice and savory. I love to find new versions of chicken I haven’t made for the fam. yet.

  12. Kristin

     Is there a way to cook the  Rice and carrots at the same time as the chicken in the instant pot? 

  13. G K

    This looks delicious! I’ve been wanting to try that bone stock since I love their soups.

  14. Terri Ferrari

    I really want to try this, however, I don’t like Thyme in anything and it seems many Instant Pot recipes contain this spice. What would be an alternative? Otherwise, I just eliminate it with no replacement other than extra garlic & onion.

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