simple Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe | 5 INGREDIENTS

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

👍 👍 👍 Very simple Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe with garlic, salt and pepper. Dark meat, simple spices and pressure cooking for 5 minutes produces the juiciest chicken ever!🐓
I have tested this recipe a few times to result in browned, flavorful and juicy chicken. Enjoy! 😆


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● 2 lbs of chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
● 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
● 1–2 big garlic cloves, grated
● 3/4 tsp salt
● Ground black pepper, to taste
● 1 cup water

● In a big bowl, add chicken thighs, olive oil, grated garlic, salt, pepper and stir with tongs.
● On any size Instant Pot, press Saute and wait until display says Hot (takes 4-5 minutes). During this time chicken will have a chance to marinate.
● Add thighs with top side down in a tight single layer and cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes. It lets thighs acquire nice browned top.
● Using flat and sturdy spatula, lift chicken almost scraping from the bottom and transfer to a plate. Meat tends to stick to stainless steel pot. You just have to brown one side. Repeat with remaining thighs.
● Add water and deglaze the bottom to avoid Burn.
● Add trivet and put chicken thighs in layers with browned sides up.
● Close the lid and turn pressure release valve to Sealing. Pressure cook on High pressure boneless thighs for 5 mins and bone-in for 8 minutes.
● Wait for 5 minutes and release remaining pressure using fast Release method.
● Sprinkle chicken with fresh dill or parsley and serve warm with brown rice, quinoa, potatoes or salad.


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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00:00 Intro
0:01:35 Season chicken thighs
0:02:30 Add olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
0:03:56 Toss chicken, then marinate
0:04:20 Saute chicken thighs
0:06:54 Deglaze pot to avoid burn
0:07:23 put trivet in pot, cxl saute
0:07:37 Add chicken, seared sides up
0:07:45 put lid, set valve to sealing
0:07:55 Pressure cook on high
0:08:34 How to cook frozen chicken thighs
0:09:40 fast release
0:10:15 Garnish with fresh herbs
0:11:00 Taste test
0:11:40 Serving ideas
0:11:55 Conclusion

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