Pressure-Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
I just love the sweet and tart flavor that balsamic vinegar gives to this easy dish. After cooking in the pressure cooker for just a few minutes, the chicken thighs are tender and flavorful. —Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma
Pressure-Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Place chicken in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; pour broth mixture over meat. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  2. Remove chicken; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. In a small saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add cooking liquid. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened, 2-3 minutes. Serve with chicken.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Balsamic vinegar originates in Italy and is aged in wooden barrels.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 277 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.

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