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Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

It’s time to use that Instant Pot for these Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes.  This is a go-to meal for us!

This Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes is the perfect combination for dinner.  It’s simple to make with pantry style ingredients, then in just a few short minutes in the Instant Pot, dinner is ready!

Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

I purchased my Instant Pot with the thousands of other consumers around the Thanksgiving holiday, did you get one then too?  Guess what?  It’s taken me this long to use it!

Now, I will say that I tried it back when I first got it to cook potatoes and it just did not work for me, but I believe it was user-error not necessarily the Instant Pot.  I’ve been bound and determined to try it again and finally got the chance.

Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

I was running late last week to get home after my son’s school and that meant dinner was about to be delayed by at least an hour because I still had to get the chicken in the oven.

Thankfully, I thought to myself that would be a great time to try out the Instant Pot and it worked!  I decided to add drumsticks, sweet potatoes, and green beans to the Instant Pot, then I topped it with my maple glaze and let it do the work.

Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Once it was done, it had that taste that it had been in the slow cooker all day and really it had only been 30 minutes.

I was able to get other things done without having to check the oven, then when it came out dinner was perfect!  The flavor was delicious because it literally had steamed the maple in the Instant Pot for 30 minutes which made it juicy and tasty.

Be sure to try this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe too.

Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Simple to Make in the Instant Pot

I’m still trying to figure out how to work it to it’s fullest potential, but I’m on the path and falling in love with it.  I made this by simply cooking it on manual for 25 minutes at high pressure, but I’ve also heard you can do the saute method too.

Remember it does take a bit for the steam to build inside so allow a bit of extra time for that too.

Have you tried an Instant Pot?  What did you think?  I’d love to hear some of your favorite recipes to use it for!

It’s time for some Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes.

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Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Make Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes, simply by using the pressure cooker.

Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes


  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 Cups Sweet Potatoes, Sliced
  • 2 Cups Green Beans, Snapped
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary


  1. Pour the water into the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the rack that comes with the Instant Pot inside.
  3. Place drumsticks on the rack.
  4. Top them with the sweet potatoes and green beans.
  5. Combine the syrup, honey, and rosemary.
  6. Pour it over the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  7. Lock the lid and set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  8. Once done, release the steam then serve.

If you are using something other than an Instant Pot, be sure to follow the manual as the settings may not be the same on all pressure cookers. 

This recipe has been updated.

Slow Cooker Instructions - Follow the above, but cook on low in the slow cooker for 8 hours.

This Gluten Free Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken may be of interest to you as well.



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4 Responses to “Instant Pot Maple Chicken & Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Karenposted March 24, 2017 at 2:27 am

    You make me speechless with the deliciousness you bring to my party every time! This look fantastically delicious! I can’t wait to see what you share in your next blog.


  2. Cindy Perryposted March 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I love my instant pot. Some of my favorites to make are Zuppa Toscana soup, 15 bean and ham soup, pot roast, chili and soft boiled eggs. Yes soft boiled eggs in an instant pot. It was intimidating when I tried my IP for the first time but You Tube was a life saver and there was no explosions. I’m actually thinking of buying a second pot because I like to make many meals in preparation for my work week, the second dish could be cooking while the first is cooling down.


  3. Sharlaposted October 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    How does this recipe work? From what I’ve learned while using my IP, don’t you need liquid to cook? So it can come to pressure? I feel like this would scorch to the bottom!


    • Kristyreplied October 15th, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      There is a rack in the instant pot that keeps it from laying directly on it so from my experience, I haven’t had any issues with it burning.

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