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Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs

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Hi! My name’s Lisa and I’m starting to become addicted to pressure cooking. It hasn’t always been that way though. I had always wanted to try pressure cooking but didn’t really know how to get started. I had no knowledge or experience using this type […]

Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

I’m loving my pressure cooker right now in case you haven’t noticed. It’s perfect for weeknight meals because it gets dinner on the table SO fast and with very little fuss. Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs are proof positive! The pressure quickly tenderizes the meat giving you a melt in your mouth, flavor packed entree that cooks up in 10 minutes. Yep you read that right! Balsamic Chicken Thighs are inexpensive, easy to prepare, and cook up tender and delicious every time. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this!

Here’s all you’ll need: chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, apples juice, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika, pepper, bone-in chicken thighs, butter, flour, and fresh parsley (optional).

Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs ingredients list

You’re seriously not going to believe how easy this is! Are you ready? In a small bowl combine the apple juice, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika and pepper. Mix well. And you know what else?!? I bet you probably had most of those ingredients already on hand.

Apple juice, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika and pepper mixed together in a bowl.

Next remove the skin from the chicken thighs and place them in a 6-qt electric pressure cooker. Pour our liquid marinade over the chicken thighs to cover. The liquid is what makes pressure cookers work! Every recipe needs some sort of liquid so that the machine can pressurize.

Four chicken thighs inside an electric pressure cooker pot covered with marinade.

Secure the pressure cooker lid and lock it tight. I love the Cosori  6-Quart Premium Pressure Cooker for all of its foolproof safety features like the self explanatory lid lock. You can find our full review here!  Make sure the pressure vent is closed. If the vent isn’t closed the pressure cooker won’t be able to pressurize. Then select the manual setting and adjust the temp to the highest pressure setting. Set the timer for 10 minutes and press start.

Cosori 6-quart pressure cooker set on high temp for 10 minutes.

Once the meat is finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release (according to manufacturer’s directions of course) to release any remaining pressure. Oooh! Those Balsamic Chicken Thighs look pretty perfect already!!! But wait, there’s more!

Chicken Thighs in the pressure cooker pot after they've finished cooking.

Remove the chicken from the pot and keep warm. Skim any fat off the top of the cooking liquid. Select the saute setting on the pressure cooker and adjust the temperature to high heat (around 300 degrees should do the trick). Bring the mixture to boil. Meanwhile melt the butter in a small saucepan on a stovetop over medium heat. Gradually stir the flour and butter mixture into the boiling mixture. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture has thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve this delicious sauce over the chicken. Mmm mmmmm good!!

Flour and butter mixed together in a small sauce pan on a stovetop.

Garnish with parsley if desired. Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs are so simple and delish that I’m making them again tonight! I cannot wait for dinner!! If you’re as addicted to pressure as cooking as I am then check out our Pressure Cooker Beef Tips or Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket next!

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Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

January 21, 2019
: 4
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skins removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
Directions
  • Step 1 In a small bowl combine the apple juice, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika and pepper. Mix well.
  • Step 2 Remove the skin from the chicken thighs and place them in a 6-qt electric pressure cooker. Pour our liquid marinade over the chicken thighs to cover.
  • Step 3 Secure the pressure cooker lid and lock it tight. Make sure the pressure vent is closed. Select the manual setting and adjust the temp to the highest pressure setting. Set the timer for 10 minutes and press start.
  • Step 4 Once the meat is finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release (according to manufacturer’s directions) to release any remaining pressure.
  • Step 5 Remove the chicken from the pot and keep warm. Skim any fat off the top of the cooking liquid. Select the saute setting on the pressure cooker and adjust the temperature to high heat (around 300 degrees should do the trick). Bring the mixture to boil.
  • Step 6 Melt the butter in a small saucepan on a stovetop over medium heat. Gradually stir the flour and butter mixture into the boiling mixture. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture has thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!

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