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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

What to Serve With?

littlesunnykitchen.com)Serve with rice! I love serving juicy chicken with rice and gravy and it’s also great for meal prep. You can make white rice in the Instant Pot, or serve with Instant Pot brown rice. (Source:

How to Season Instant Pot Chicken Thighs?

Since my goal is to always make the recipe easy without sacrificing the flavors, I am sharing my go-to easy poultry seasoning. I season the chicken thighs on the skin side first. All you need is: salt, black pepper, paprika and dried oregano. That’s it! Sprinkle and you are done. The skin side is the first one to be browned in the pot so place the thighs skin side down in a heated pot with oil and butter. Let it brown for 2 to 3 minutes. The addition of butter will give you te crispy, golden brown skin. The more browned the chicken is, the more flavor it and the gravy will have but watch it so it won’t burn.

Tips for Cooking Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot:

www.crunchycreamysweet.com)Use chicken thighs that are roughly the same size for even cooking. I also like to trim any excess fat and skin from the thighs. 

How to Make the Gravy?

When your Instant Pot is done, let it release the pressure naturally. It won’t take long and you can set the table in the meantime. Remove the chicken thighs and the trivet from the insert. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water and add to the liquid at the bottom of the insert. You can press “saute” button and let it cook until it thickens. The liquid might just be hot enough so you won’t need to do that. (Source: www.crunchycreamysweet.com)

What to Serve With Chicken Thighs?

My favorite side dish to serve with these chicken thighs, is a classic: mashed potatoes! We also love my Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts on the side. Perfect dinner for Sunday or even a special occasion. You can also make my Sweet Potato Casserole (it’s not only for the holidays!), German Potato Salad with Bacon, Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole or my Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes. There are so many options! (Source: www.crunchycreamysweet.com)

For Simple and Reliable Weeknight Dinners, Cook Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot. the Chicken Cooks Quickly and It Stays Flavorful and Moist.

Virginia Willis is an award winning author of six cookbooks on Southern cooking and has written for publications such as Bon Appétit, CNN.com, and Country Living. (Source: www.simplyrecipes.com)

 

 

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