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jerk thighs and rice in a colorful patterned bowl on metal background with fork

Instant Pot Mini Jerk Thighs and Rice

Instant Pot Mini Jerk Thighs and Rice is very flavorful. thanks to Jamaican jerk seasoning, and a few extra ingredients. This recipe makes a nice easy meal for two.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword instant pot chicken and rice recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 527 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3/4 cup Long Grain White Rice, rinsed very well
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 small Sweet Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning**
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 2 Chicken Thighs, boneless-skinless (fresh or frozen)


  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.

  2. Turn the pot on to the Sauté function (Normal/Med heat). When the display reads "Hot" add the oil.

  3. Add the onion and stir. Cook a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to turn translucent.

  4. Add the garlic and stir. Cook, stirring constantly, about 20 seconds.

  5. Add the jerk seasoning, stir well.

  6. Stir in the chicken broth. Let it come to a simmer, then stir in the rice. Make sure all of it is submerged.

  7. Lay the thighs in the broth mixture. Submerge them if possible. They will shrink a bit as they cook and will sink in a little on their own.

  8. Put the lid on the pot and lock it in place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  9. Cancel the Sauté function.

  10. Press Pressure Cook (Manual) and then the + or - to choose 7 minutes.

  11. When the cooking cycle ends, let the pot sit for 5 minutes. Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure/steam.

  12. When the pin in the lid drops, open the lid and remove the chicken thighs (you can either serve one thigh each, or break up the meat and mix it back in with the rice). Give the rice a stir and dish it up.

Recipe Notes

Don't use salt until you taste the dish. Most Jerk Seasoning has salt in it.

**You can use Cajun or Taco, for a different flavor profile!