This Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken is just what you need to get real food on the table fast! Chicken thighs are coated in a balsamic vinegar marinade and made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. A simple, delicious chicken recipe that's sure to please the whole family!
It seems like no matter what time of year it is, life can be so busy. To help me get through those crazy weeknights, I am always relying on lots of easy Instant Pot meals.
This dish cooks in just 8 minutes in your Instant Pot (see slow cooker directions below), and is seriously the easiest to whip up. So many of you LOVE my grilled balsamic chicken recipe, that I decided to create another version that's just as delicious, and perfect to cook up during the colder winter months.
Just like my grilled balsamic chicken, the longer you can marinate this, the better (up to 24 hours). I personally love whipping this up the night before so that the chicken can marinate overnight. Then, all that's left to do is put the chicken + marinade into my Instant Pot and I'm good to go!
How Do You Make Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken?
The first step in this recipe is to make the marinade, which is a combination of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the marinade and then the bite-sized pieces of boneless skinless chicken thighs to a large sealable bag. Allow this to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
When you're ready to cook the chicken, place the chicken and the marinade in the Instant Pot. Select 'Manual' mode and press the '-' until the screen says 8 minutes. Once your Instant Pot has finished cooking, manually release the pressure. Remove the chicken from the sauce and ENJOY!
How Do You Make Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken?
You can just as easily make this dish in your slow cooker, you'll just need to adjust the cooking time. Simply add the marinated chicken (along with the extra marinade), to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours. That's all there is to it!
The options are truly endless for how to serve this Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken! You can have it with mashed potatoes (as shown in these images – DELICIOUS!), roasted veggies, white rice, my Roasted Japanese Yams, or whatever your heart desires.
Tips For Making Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken:
- I don't personally recommend making this with chicken breasts, as they tend to dry out. You do you though!
- I found that the chicken had SO much flavor after being marinated, but if you'd like to add even more, you can easily reduce the remaining marinade that's leftover, which will turn into a delicious sauce. To do this in your Instant Pot, select 'saute' mode. Let the sauce boil, whisking occasionally, until it has reduced to the consistency of a thick syrup. For your slow cooker, you'll simply need to reduce the sauce in a pan over medium heat on your stove. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and enjoy!
Once you try this Instant Pot balsamic chicken, you'll find it appearing on your regular dinner rotation. This is one that both the kids and adults can enjoy. It's so delicious and so simple that I have no doubt it's going to be a new favorite in your house.
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I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot balsamic chicken recipe as much as I did! If you give this recipe a try, be sure to comment below and let me know how it turned out for you. Also, I would love to see your creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @livinglovingpaleo!
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