Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Creamy, flavorful Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash is a delicious comfort food with tangy chicken and sauce. So easy to make, and the stove top recipe is included too.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tsp paprika, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Season chicken thighs with 1 tsp paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. In the bottom of the pressure cooker, add olive oil and butter. Turn instant pot on "SAUTE" and add chicken thighs. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until lightly browned. Remove from pot and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Add onion to the instant pot and cook for several minutes, until softened.
  4. Pour chicken broth into the pressure cooker, and using a wooden spoon, deglaze the bottom of the pot. Scrape up ALL the bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Once all the bits have been scraped up, hit cancel on the Instant Pot (to turn off the saute function). 
  6. Add chicken back to the pressure cooker. Add tomatoes, 2 tsp paprika, red pepper flakes, and marjoram.
  7. Secure the lid and make sure the pressure valve is turned to "SEALING."
  8. Select "HIGH PRESSURE" and set cook time of 7 minutes.
  9. Once cook time ends, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  10. To thicken the paprikash, whisk together 2 Tbsp cornstarch with 2 Tbsp cold water. Pour into the Instant Pot and select "SAUTE."
  11. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until thickened. Stir in sour cream and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 580mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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