This delightful Basque dish is full of spicy chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet and tangy orange juice, floral thyme and salty olives. It is rich in flavor yet simple enough for a quick weeknight meal.
Add 2 tablespoons of healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and press “Sauté.” Once the fat has melted, add the chicken thighs, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sea salt and brown for about 2½ minutes per side.
Remove the browned chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of healthy fat of choice, onion, garlic, thyme leaves and the remaining ¾ teaspoon of sea salt, sautéing for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the chorizo and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button.
Add the sun-dried tomatoes, olives, orange juice and bone broth. Give it a good stir.
Add the browned chicken, making sure it’s submerged and some of the liquid is ladled over it. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed.
Press the “Poultry” setting, then increase the time using the “+” button until you reach 20 minutes.
When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press “Keep Warm/Cancel.” Using an oven mitt, “quick release”/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.
Serve immediately, topped with fresh cilantro.
Note: To achieve the browned crust on the skin, I slipped the thighs under broiler for a few minutes. But watch the chicken closely! This meal is delicious served alongside simple roasted vegetables. However for extra substance, I plated this over rice for my kids. Delicious!
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