Instant Pot Indian-Style Apricot Chicken

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recipe by Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    557
based on 1 ratings

Indian-Style Apricot Chicken

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/indian-style-apricot-chicken-2/

recipe updated Jul 8, 2020

Ingredients

  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger
    1 tbsp (about 5.55 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
    1.135 kg (about 6)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ¼ tsp (about 0.54 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    ¼ cup (about 62.25 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Allspice icon
    Allspice
    ⅛ tsp (about 0.27 g)
  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots
    227 g (about 14 ¼)
  • Canned diced tomatoes icon
    Canned diced tomatoes
    397.25 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Saffron threads icon
    Saffron threads
    1 pinch (about 0.11 g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.8 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Flat-leaf parsley icon
    Flat-leaf parsley
    as needed

Tools

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

Step preview

  1. Place chicken thigh 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. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  20. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 11 min
  21. Release pressure -
  22. Then season with salt & pepper to taste
  23. Garnish with flat-leaf parsley
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