If you’re looking for Instant Pot recipes that will allow you to use your electric pressure cooker, you’ve come to the right place.
This Instant Pot Chicken Adobo recipe is mouth watering and perfect for large families with busy schedules. This recipe requires no baby sitting, uses simple ingredients and pairs perfectly with brown rice. The vinegar and soy sauce base, goes perfectly over rice with the chicken.
Let me show you how easy this is to make.
Ingredients for Chicken Adobe in the Pressure Cooker Ingredients
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1⁄2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
- 1 onion sliced
- 5 cloves minced garlic
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
- salt and black pepper
- green onions
- cooked rice (Here is my Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe.)
If you are a large family like mine, double this recipe. As it is written it serves 5-6 people. Since we have a family of 8, like leftovers and often have extra people over at dinner time, I double this recipe and use an 8 qt Instant Pot.
How to Make Chicken Adobe in the Instant Pot
Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper.First we are going to saute the thighs.
Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot.
Add olive oil to the stainless steel insert.
Add chicken and saute them. It does not have to be perfect. I advise you saute them for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Cancel the saute mode soy sauce, vinegar, onion, garlic, and cayenne to the pot.
Use a rubber spatula to deglaze the bottom of the pot moving the chicken around.
Top with onions and bay leaves.
Lock the lid on and set to vent to sealed.
Now you want to press the Manual/Pressure Cook button and set the time to 10 minutes. If you are doubling the recipe cook for 12 minutes.
When the Instant Pot countdown finishes, release pressure completely. You can do a quick release on this dish if you like.
Now press the saute mode and boil about 10-15 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Remove the bay leaves.
Serve chicken and sauce in a bowl over brown rice. Garnish with green onions.
Serve this with Instant Pot Brown Rice, which cooks in 22 minutes. I don’t make brown rice any other way now.
I like to cook up a bunch in the pressure cooker and freeze it into freezer bags and pull it out and heat it up in the microwave. If you have two pressure cookers then you can have one going with dinner and one going with rice.
Or, use a rice cooker to make your rice.
If you prefer, you can use white rice instead.
How Do you Cook Chicken in the Instant Pot?
Remember, anytime you’re cooking anything in the electric pressure cooker you have to have at least one cup of liquid in the insert. The liquid boils under pressure and cooks the chicken quickly. You can cook any recipe you would typically make in the oven, on the stove or in the pressure cooker in your Instant Pot, you just have to adjust your liquid level and your cook time.
Can You Cook Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot?
Yes you can. You just need to add more cook time. I would add 2-3 minutes of cook time if your chicken thighs are frozen solid.
How Hot Does an Instant Pot Get?
The Instant Pot brand heats up to about 242 degreesFahrenheit. This is only one brand on electric pressure cooker.
Other brands heat up to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have an Instant Pot brand and you feel like your recipes are coming out a little underdone, increase the cook time by 1-3 minutes. Instant Pots cook at a lower temperature than other brands of electric pressure cookers.