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Creamy Mustard Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

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Try our Creamy Mustard Instant Pot Chicken Thighs recipe for a simple yet delicious blend of tender chicken and zesty mustard, all cooked conveniently in your Instant Pot. It’s comfort food with a flavorful twist!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Savory and Sweet: This dish perfectly balances creamy, tangy mustard with sweet honey.
  • Effortless Cooking: Cooking chicken thighs in the Instant Pot makes preparation and cleanup a breeze.
  • Versatile Meal: Serve it over rice, pasta, or veggies for a satisfying dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Skinless Chicken Thighs: The main dish, it’s juicy and flavorful, standing up well to the strong flavors of the sauce.
  • Olive Oil: Used for searing the chicken, it helps in browning and flavor development.
  • Dijon Mustard: Adds a tangy, savory flavor that forms a key part of the sauce.
  • Honey: Balances the tanginess of the mustard with its natural sweetness and adds a smooth consistency to the sauce.
  • Chicken Stock/ Chicken Broth: Acts as a cooking liquid that infuses the chicken with a rich, savory flavor.
  • Xanthan Gum or Cornstarch: Optional ingredients used to thicken the sauce to your desired consistency.
  • Salt and Pepper: Basic seasonings that enhance the flavors of all other ingredients.
Honey Mustard Chicken Instant Pot Ingredients

How To Cook Creamy Mustard Instant Pot Chicken Thighs?

Step One: Season the Chicken

Generously season all sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

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Step Two: Sear Chicken

Set the pressure cooker to “saute.” When hot, add oil. Place the seasoned chicken thighs in the oil and sear each side for 3 minutes or until the chicken releases from the pot. Keep the chicken warm and repeat until all the chicken is browned.

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Step Three: Deglaze Pot

Pour chicken stock into the Instant Pot and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck-on pieces. Arrange the chicken thighs in the pressure cooker.

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Step Four: Add Honey Mustard Sauce

Mix together honey and mustard and pour over the chicken.

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Step Five: Pressure Cook

Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook chicken thighs on “pressure cook” or “manual” for 10 minutes. Use a quick release to release the pressure.

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Step Six: Thicken Sauce (Optional)

Remove the chicken. If a thicker sauce is desired, you can switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode and whisk in a thickening agent, stirring until thickened.

Step Seven: Serve

Your perfectly cooked Instant Pot Chicken Thighs are now done! Pair them with creamy mashed potatoes or any other delightful side dish of your choice.

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Cooking Tips

  • For tender and flavorful Instant Pot chicken thighs, use bone-in, skin-on pieces to lock in moisture and enhance taste.
  • To ensure even cooking, avoid overcrowding the pot, cook in batches if necessary, especially when using larger quantities of chicken thighs.

Substitutions

  • Boneless Chicken Thighs: Swap bone in chicken thighs for boneless skinless chicken thighs in your Instant Pot recipe for a quicker, easier meal. Enjoy the same delicious flavors with less prep time!
  • Frozen Chicken Thighs: Cook frozen chicken thighs instead of fresh chicken thighs directly in your Instant Pot without thawing for a quick meal. Using frozen thighs saves time and keeps the dish juicy and flavorful.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage in the Fridge: Place your leftover Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken in an airtight container or tightly wrap it in plastic, then refrigerate for up to 3-4 days, and remember to label with the date for easy freshness monitoring.
  • Freezing: For extended storage, transfer the honey mustard chicken to a freezer-safe container or resealable bag, eliminating excess air to prevent freezer burn, and it can be safely stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating: To reheat frozen honey mustard chicken, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, then warm in the microwave or on the stovetop until it reaches 165°F (74°C).
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What to Serve With This Recipe?

FAQs

Can I Use Chicken Breasts?

I have found that dark meat tends to be juicer and more tender than white meat. However, with the Instant Pot, you can pretty much make any piece of meat juicy, tender, and delectable.

So, you could use different cuts of meat than chicken thighs, however, you may need to adjust the cooking time depending on how many pounds you are cooking. Additionally, you could use boneless selections if you choose.

Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken

Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

Yield: 3-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe is an easy meal to be loved by the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 tablespoon cornstarch, to thicken sauce if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Generously season all sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Set the pressure cooker to “saute.” When hot, add oil. Place the seasoned chicken thighs in the oil and sear each side for 3 minutes or until the chicken releases from the pot. Keep the chicken warm and repeat until all the chicken is browned.
  3. Pour chicken stock into the Instant Pot and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck-on pieces. Arrange the chicken thighs in the pressure cooker.
  4. Mix together honey and mustard and pour over the chicken.
  5. Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook chicken thighs on “pressure cook” or “manual” for 10 minutes. Use a quick release to release the pressure.
  6. Remove the chicken. If a thicker sauce is desired, you can switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode and whisk in a thickening agent, stirring until thickened.
  7. Your perfectly cooked Instant Pot Chicken Thighs are now done! Pair them with creamy mashed potatoes or any other delightful side dish of your choice.

Notes

  • For tender and flavorful Instant Pot chicken thighs, use bone-in, skin-on pieces to lock in moisture and enhance taste.
  • To ensure even cooking, avoid overcrowding the pot; cook in batches if necessary, especially when using larger quantities of chicken thighs.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1333Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 42gCholesterol: 741mgSodium: 2559mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 3gSugar: 50gProtein: 151g

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