Instant Pot Chicken Legs

Make dinner quick and easy tonight with this Instant Pot chicken drumsticks recipe. Made with basic seasonings and your handy kitchen appliance, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.



– 1 tbsp olive oil  – 5 lbs chicken drumsticks  – 1 tsp paprika – 1 tsp garlic powder – 1 tsp Italian seasoning – 1/2 tsp salt  – 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper  – 1 cup water

– Add your seasonings to a bowl.



– Mix together to combine.

– Add your seasoning mixture to the raw chicken legs.

– Toss well and rub to cover all of the chicken.

– Add olive oil to the instant pot. Heat instant pot to Saute. Allow to preheat for a minute or two or until the oil is sizzling.

– Place the drumsticks into the heated instant pot. Work in batches if needed. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until browned.

– Remove all of the legs from the instant pot.

– Add in the water and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pan.

– This means stir up any hard bits that may be stuck to the pan as a result of the chicken. The liquid will help them to come up easier.

– Add the trivet and place all of the chicken legs on top.

– Close and seal the lid. Cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes. Do a 5 minute Natural Pressure Release.

– Then check the internal temperature of the chicken. It should register at least 165 degrees F.

– If not, place the chicken on a baking sheet and broil on High in the oven for a few minutes until the temperature has been reached and the skin is crispy.

Serve and Enjoy!

Serve and Enjoy!