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pressure cooked chicken drumsticks and baby potatoes served in a white plate

Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes

Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes has the best homemade seasoning, a bonus sauce and juicy chicken with crisp skin & buttery velvety potatoes. Chicken drumsticks and potatoes is a deliciois one-pot meal for any night.
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Course: Bread, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes, instant pot chicken drumsticks, Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes, Pressure cooker chicken drumsticks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $8


  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks. **skin on drumsticks. I used organic chicken drumsticks
  • 24 ounce baby potatoes **we used honey gold bite size potatoes.
  • 1 medium onion **use yellow or red onion. Dice into 1/2 inch squares and separate the petals. Refer the ingredients photo.
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic **minced.
  • 1/2 tbsp Better Than Bouillon **chicken base.
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil **use light or extra light olive oil.

Seasonings for chicken

  • 1 tsp paprika **not smoked.
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt **skip if you are on a salt free diet.

For marinating baby potatoes

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil **use light or extra light olive oil.
  • 1 tsp Paprika **not smoked.
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes **skip if heat intolerant.


  • Season Chicken: Add all the ingredients mentioned above in the "seasonings for chicken" into a large bowl, whisk to mix well. Throw in the chicken drumsticks and coat them well with this seasonings mixture. Set them aside.
    seasoned chicken drumsticks on a white plate
  • Marinate Potatoes: Rinse and drain the baby potatoes and keep them in a large bowl. Now, throw in the onion & garlic. Add olive oil and everything mentioned in the "For marinating baby potatoes" section above. Coat the potatoes and onion with the seasonings and allow to marinate until you are done searing the chicken.
    marinated baby potatoes in a glass bowl
  • Sear Chicken: Set the instant pot on SAUTE & set it on HIGH heat, add oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot gently release the seasoned chicken drumsticks one by one and sear them until they turn golden around the edges and develop some brown spots. This will add so much flavor to the dish! Set them aside once they are seared well.
    searing chicken in instant pot
  • Deglaze pot: Pour the water and deglaze the pot very well by scraping the sides and the bottom of the pot with the help of a spatula. This will help loosen any stuck food particles and hence prevent the BURN error! DO NOT rush this step. Also add the lemon juice now.
    deglazing pot with a steel ladle
  • Layer Potatoes and Chicken: Cancel the SAUTE mode. Transfer the marinated potatoes and onion into the instant pot. Spread them into a single layer. DO NOT mix or stir. Now, transfer the seared chicken drumsticks and stack or layer them in a single layer. DO NOT stir or mix.
    layered potatoes and chicken drumsticks in instant pot
  • Pressure Cook: Secure the lid of the instant pot, seal the vent. PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for just 4 mins. Once the cooking cycle is over the instant pot will begin to beep. Immediately perform a quick pressure release by moving the valve from the sealing to the venting position. Open the lid carefully when the metal pin on top of the lid drops.
    pressure cooked chicken drumsticks and potatoes in instant pot
  • Serve: Serve the pressure cooked chicken drumsticks and the baby potatoes on a plate and pour the bonus sauce from the instant pot all over the chicken and the potatoes. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!
    chicken drumsticks and potatoes served in a white plate with a spoon



  1. Can I use chicken breast or thighs? Yes, you can use boneless chicken breast or thighs. Follow the same recipe and do not change the cook time.
  2. Can I use diced potatoes? Yes, you can use diced potatoes instead of baby potatoes. Dice them into 1/2 inch cubes. The cook time would remain the same.
  3. Skip the red pepper flakes if you are heat intolerant.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 590mg26%
Potassium 1447mg41%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1337IU27%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 1447mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1337IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4mg