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A mixture of spices and fruit juices combine to make flavorful, tender, and juicy drumsticks in a pressure cooker. Great for a main meal or just to snack on.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
8 hrs 20 mins
9 hrs 5 mins
20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 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 chicken drumsticks, onion, and cilantro. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 8 hours to overnight, turning the bag frequently.

  • Pour 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. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release 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.

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 60.5mg; sodium 507.7mg. Full Nutrition