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Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with Sour Cream and Paprika Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes in Sour Cream and Paprika Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with sour cream and paprika is a quick set and go dinner with minimal prep and loads of cozy creamy and smoky flavours.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken thigh recipe, easy instant pot, easy instant pot recipe, instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken and potatoes, instant pot recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438 kcal


  • 1 lbs Little Potatoes such as Blushing Belle or Roasted Red Pepper & Onion
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil such as canola or grapeseed
  • 1 medium yellow / cooking onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-8 tsp sweet smoked paprika*
  • 14 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt**


  1. In a large bowl, mix together potatoes, chicken, paprika, flour (if using), and seasoning pack from potatoes OR salt until chicken pieces are coated.

  2. Place oil, tomatoes, garlic, and onion in the Instant Pot and lower trivet on top of ingredients. Place potato and chicken mixture on top of trivet. Set Instant Pot to HIGH PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes.

  3. Allow Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure and then carefully remove the lid.

  4. Add sour cream and mix until sauce is creamy and blended in.

Recipe Notes

* start with the 2 tsp and work your way up. For my family, I found that 1 tbsp is the perfect amount of paprika in this dish. If you'd prefer for this dish to be spicy, swap the sweet paprika for hot. 

** skip salt if using the seasoning pack from the Oven | BBQ Ready potatoes. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes in Sour Cream and Paprika Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 605mg26%
Potassium 1301mg37%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 929IU19%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.