09 January 2018

Instant Pot Pomegranate Chicken

We got an Instant Pot a few weeks after, after watching sales come and go for a few years.  I really like it and use it a lot, and I’m working on making easy versions of the kind of food I like to make. I have a baked version of this that’s very good too, but I need to write down what I did for this version.

1 pound boneless skinless chicken
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup pomegranate molasses
A small drizzle of olive oil
Zaatar, maybe 1/2 Tbsp
Cayenne, maybe 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Mix everything except the chicken in the insert, then add the chicken and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.  Do a quick release.  You can remove the chicken and boil the sauce down a bit before serving, or just serve as is.  This was really flavorful and very easy.  I used hot water and had preheated the pot while I was assembling it with the sauté function and it came to pressure in less than five minutes, so the entire cooking time was about 15 minutes from pushing the pressure cook button to opening the lid.  You can garnish this with mint and lots of pomegranate.

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