Instant Pot® Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Instant Pot® Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot® Chicken Drumsticks

Sweet and zesty from the seasoned citrus marinade, these chicken drumsticks are made tender and juicy in the Instant pot for a quick and delicious dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Marinate Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 45 minutes



  • cupsorange juice
  • 1lime,juiced
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspgarlic salt
  • ½tspground chipotle powder
  • 6chicken drumsticks
  • ½onion,sliced, separated into rings
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro,chopped


  1. Combine the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, garlic salt, and chipotle powder in a bowl. Pour into a resealable plastic bag and add the chicken drumsticks, onion, and cilantro.

  2. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 8 hours to overnight, turning the bag frequently.

  3. Pour the marinade into a multi-functional pressure cooker, such as Instant Pot®. Place the rack inside the pot and place drumsticks on top. Close and lock the lid.

  4. Select “High” pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release the pressure using the “Natural-Release” method for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure using the “Quick-Release” method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If crispy chicken is desired, place drumsticks under a broiler and cook for 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes.


  • Calories: 261.78kcal
  • Fat: 12.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.41g
  • Fiber: 1.61g
  • Sugar: 6.23g
  • Protein: 25.22g
  • Cholesterol: 122.36mg
  • Sodium: 188.37mg
  • Calcium: 39.56mg
  • Potassium: 495.22mg
  • Iron: 1.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.59mg
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