Indian-Style Apricot Chicken
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 2 1/2pounds chicken thighsbone-in skinless
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 1tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1large onionchopped
  • 1/2cup chicken brothdivided
  • 1tablespoon Gingergrated fresh
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8teaspoon ground allspice
  • 14.5ounces diced tomatoes1 can
  • 8ounces dried apricots1 package
  • 1pinch saffron threadsoptional
  • Italian parsleychopped fresh, optional
  1. Season both sides of chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Press Sauté; heat oil in Instant Pot. Add chicken in batches; cook about 8 minutes or until browned on both sides. Remove to plate.
  2. Add onion and 2 tablespoons broth to pot; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is translucent, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, cinnamon and allspice; cook and stir 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, apricots, remaining broth and saffron, if desired; mix well. Return chicken to pot, pressing into liquid.
  5. Secure lid and move pressure release valve to Sealing position. Press Manual; cook at high pressure 11 minutes.
  6. When cooking is complete, press Cancel and use quick release. Season with additional salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve.