Instant Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Recipe by Jade
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

477

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

  • salt

  • ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Directions

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and ground black pepper on both sides of the chicken. Turn on the Saute mode on your Instant Pot. As soon as the pot is fully heated and hot, add the olive oil. Pan sear the chicken thighs (skin side down first) until both sides turn nicely brown. You can also pan-sear the chicken in a skillet and then transfer them over to the Instant Pot.
  • Add the minced garlic and saute until light brown. Add the chicken broth, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt. Cover the pot and select Manual and set to High pressure for 8 minutes.
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  • When it beeps, turn to Quick Release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully and turn to Saute mode to reduce the sauce if it’s too watery. Add the chopped parsley and serve immediately.
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