Instant Pot Indian-Style Apricot Chicken

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recipe by Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

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Indian-Style Apricot Chicken

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recipe updated Jul 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (5g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
  • Salt icon
    about ½ tsp (3g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    about ½ cup (124g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Allspice icon
    about ⅛ tsp (0g)
  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots
  • Canned diced tomatoes icon
    Canned diced tomatoes
    397g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Saffron threads icon
    Saffron threads
    1 pinch
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Flat-leaf parsley icon
    Flat-leaf parsley
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Work surface

Step preview

  1. Place chicken thighs on a clean work surface
  2. Season with salt and black pepper
  3. Add vegetable oil to the inner pot
  4. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  5. Transfer half of chicken to inner pot
  6. Cook evenly until browned - approx 8 min
  7. Transfer cooked chicken to plate
  8. Transfer the rest of chicken to inner pot
  9. Cook evenly until browned - approx 8 min
  10. Transfer chicken to plate
  11. Add onion and chicken broth to the inner pot
  12. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  13. Cook until translucent - approx 5 min
  14. Add ginger, garlic clove, ground cinnamon and allspice to the inner pot
  15. Cook until fragrant - approx 30 sec
  16. Add chicken broth, dried apricots, canned diced tomatoes and saffron threads to the inner pot
  17. Mix until well combined
  18. Return chicken to inner pot
  19. Cancel - Sauté
  20. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  21. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 11 min
  22. Cancel - Keep warm
  23. Quick release
  24. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  25. Garnish with flat-leaf parsley
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