This easy Instant Pot Jerk Chicken and Little Potatoes recipe is a perfect dish for any time of the year. Fresh and vibrant with a gorgeous mango salsa to pair with the spicy chicken. Everyone will be digging into this dish for more.

20 mins
45 mins


  • Instant Pot
  • Small bowl


Jerk Chicken:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Mango Salsa:

  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • (To taste) kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the allspice, cinnamon, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, thyme, salt and pepper, and brown sugar.

  • Step 2

    Coat the chicken on all sides with the spice mixture and set aside. No need to marinate the chicken but let it sit with the spices for a few minutes while you continue on.

  • Step 3

    Set your Instant Pot to the Sauté function and add the olive oil. Allow the oil to heat up.

  • Step 4

    Once heated, add the chopped onions and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are softened but not browned, about five minutes.

  • Step 5

    Spoon the onions out of the Instant Pot into a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 6

    Add a little more olive oil if needed, then add the chicken to the Instant Pot, and start to brown the chicken on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Work in batches, removing the chicken to a plate once browned. Don’t worry about cooking the chicken all the way through.

  • Step 7

    Turn the Instant Pot off and pour in the chicken stock. Using a spoon, scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.

  • Step 8

    Add in the potatoes, then evenly spoon the onions over the potatoes.

  • Step 9

    Next, add the chicken back into the pot along with any juice from the chicken.

  • Step 10

    Set the Instant Pot for seven minutes on high pressure, then natural release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure in the pot.

  • Step 11

    While the chicken is cooking, in a medium bowl, mix the mango salsa ingredients together and set aside.

  • Step 12

    Serve the chicken and potatoes with mango salsa.