Asian-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Asian-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe:- Because it can be prepared in so many different ways, chicken is a tried-and-true favorite for dinner. In addition to being the ideal meal for evening, these Asian chicken thighs are prepared with components that are inspired by Asian cuisine. Allow me to demonstrate how to prepare this simple dinner using an Instant Pot.

 

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Asian-Inspired Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe

Dinner consists of chicken, which is something that every single person in the house can agree on. Whenever I say that it is time for dinner and that chicken is on the table, there is never any disagreement at all.

Since my children enjoy dishes that are inspired by Asian cuisine, these chicken thighs are always a favorite with them. This one is going to be a hit with your family as well, especially if they enjoy a little bit of taste in their chicken.

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What is Instant Pot Asian chicken?

If you’re craving chicken, but want an oriental twist to it, then Asian chicken thighs are what’s for dinner. This chicken recipe made in the Instant Pot gives you a nice and thick glaze, that’s a little sweet and a little salty. It’s quick, it’s easy and it makes great leftovers!

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Asian chicken ingredients

If you’re looking to use up thighs, then this is the recipe for you! Here is what you’ll need to make this dish:

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  • Sesame oil
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Chicken broth
  • Sugar-free peanut butter
  • Lime juice
  • Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Honey
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic powder

Sesame oil – The oil itself is taken straight from sesame seeds. It has a nice nutty flavor to it that is prominent in any dish you use it in.

Chicken – Don’t have chicken thighs on hand? No worries because you can easily use chicken breast. Use what you have on hand! Improvising is always a fun part of cooking.

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Chicken broth – You can sub water if you don’t have broth on hand. Or use water plus bullion to add more flavor.

Peanut butter – My recipe calls for using sugar-free peanut butter. I’m trying to keep this dish as a healthy option for those who want a healthier Asian-type dish. Read the back of the peanut butter label to make

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Soy sauce – This sauce also a ton of flavor to any dish that you use it in. You can use the low-sodium version or coconut aminos for a soy free version.

Honey – Local honey is always best, but whatever you have on hand is perfect.

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Ginger – You can find ginger root in the produce section of the grocery store. You want to peel the ginger before adding it to the Instant Pot. You can also sub ginger powder if needed.

Instant Pot chicken thighs lettuce wraps

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How to make chicken thighs in the Instant Pot

You are going to love instant pot chicken thighs and they’ll easily be an easy weeknight meal for you to make. Let me walk you through how to make them –

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Step 1 – Add sesame oil to Instant Pot and set the “Sauté” setting to high. Working in batches, if necessary, brown the chicken thighs, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Repeat this process with remaining thighs. Remove and set aside on a platter.

Step 2 – Pour chicken broth in and gently scrape up brown bits from the bottom. Add peanut butter to the hot liquid and stir until completed melted. Add soy sauce, lime juice, honey, Sriracha sauce, ginger, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

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Step 3 – Add a trivet or metal rack to the Instant Pot and place the browned chicken thighs on top.

Step 4 – Add lid and lock it into place. Switch vent to “Sealing” position and set the “Manual” setting on high before adjusting the cook time to 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.

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Step 5 – When finished, do a quick release (QR) to allow the pressure to escape. Unlock and carefully remove lid when finished and transfer the chicken to a platter.

Step 6 – Optional: To thicken the sauce, select the “Sauté” setting and heat, stirring continually, until the excess liquid is reduced and the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

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Step 7 – Turn Instant Pot off and return the chicken thighs and the juices that accumulated on the platter to the sauce and turn to coat.

Step 8 – Remove chicken and transfer to a serving tray. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, chopped peanuts, and green onions. Or slightly shred chicken and add them to lettuce cups. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2/3 c. chicken broth
  • ¼ c. sugar-free peanut butter
  • ¼ c. soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 2 T. honey, preferably local
  • 1½ T. Sriracha sauce
  • 2 t. fresh ginger
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

 

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Instructions

1. Add sesame oil to Instant Pot and set the “Sauté” setting to high. Working in batches, if necessary, brown the chicken thighs, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Repeat this process with remaining thighs. Remove and set aside on a platter.

2. Pour chicken broth in and gently scrape up brown bits from bottom. Add peanut butter to the hot liquid and stir until completed melted. Add soy sauce, lime juice, honey, Sriracha sauce, ginger, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

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3. Add metal rack to the Instant Pot and place the browned chicken thighs on top.

4. Add lid and lock into place. Switch vent to “Sealing” position and set the “Manual” setting on high before adjusting the cook time to 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.

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5. When finished, do a quick release (QR) to allow the pressure to escape. Unlock and carefully remove lid when finished and transfer the chicken to a platter.

6. Optional: To thicken sauce, select the “Sauté” setting and heat, stirring continually, until the excess liquid is reduced and the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

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7. Turn Instant Pot off and return the chicken thighs and the juices that accumulated on the platter to the sauce and turn to coat.

8. Remove chicken and transfer to a serving tray. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, chopped peanuts, and green onions, if desired. Serve immediately with extra peanut sauce and your favorite sides. Enjoy!

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