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IP Food Court Bourbon Chicken

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Instant Pot Mall Food Court Bourbon Chicken

by  | Oct 12, 2018

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-size pieces, lightly seasoned with a few sprinkles of seasoned salt or salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of salted butter
  • 1 tbsp of crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp of squeeze or minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup of bourbon (you can apple juice if you don’t want to use bourbon)
  • 1/3 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp of rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of a cornstarch slurry (2 tbsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water)
  • 1 tsp of Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet (optional, for color)

Goes GREAT over my Hibachi Fried Rice, Jasmine (White) Rice or Brown Rice!

If you want a thinner sauce, just combine 1 tbsp of cornstarch + 1 tbsp of water to make the slurry.

If you have leftovers and refrigerate, the sauce may become a little gelatinous. That’s normal. It’ll go right back to a gravy-like consistency once re-heated in the microwave or saucepan.

  1. Add the oil and butter to the pot and hit “Sauté” and adjust so it’s on the “More” or “High” setting and allow it to heat up for a few minutes
  2. Once the oil’s heated and the butter’s melted, add the seasoned chicken and sauté for 2 minutes until pinkish-white in color (it should NOT be fully cooked in this stage)
  3. Next, add in the bourbon, garlic and ginger and stir. Allow it to simmer for another minute so some of the alcohol burns off
  4. Lastly, add in the broth, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and light brown sugar. Stir well, secure the lid, hit “Keep Warm/Cancel” and then hit “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. Quick release when done
  5. When the lid comes off, stir in the ketchup, hoisin sauce and honey until well combined
  6. Finally, hit “Keep Warm/Cancel” and then hit  “Sauté” and adjust so it’s on the “More” or “High” setting. Once it begins to bubble, stir in the cornstarch slurry, allow to bubble for 1 minute while stirring and then turn the pot off and the sauce will have thickened up perfectly. Stir in the Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet (if using) and then place in a serving bowl (toothpicks optional if giving out as samples ?).
  7. Enjoy! Goes GREAT over my Hibachi Fried Rice, Jasmine (White) Rice or Brown Rice!

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