Sous Vide Tahini Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

January 10, 2020

I love cooking with tahini. Tahini give this chicken dish lots of flavor. Quick and easy meals are a must during the week. I use my Instant Pot quite a bit. I eat alot of Instant Pot meals. My instant pot is used at least once a week in my home. I work long hours and it makes my life easier. This Instant Pot recipe takes only a few ingredients and is delicious. What recipes do you prepare using tahini and your Instant Pot?

Instant Pot Sous Vide Tahini Chicken

1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1.5 pounds)

1/3 cup tahini

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

½ teaspoon salt

3 cloves minced garlic

Zest of 1 lemon

3 tablespoons lemon juice

Scant tablespoon water

2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Add everything except the chicken water and oil to a bowl, and mix together.
  2. Add water and stir until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, add the chicken and olive oil. Toss  until chicken is coated.
  4. Pour tahini mixture over the chicken and toss until coated.
  5. Put chicken and sauce in sous vide bags. 
  6. Seal the bags removing as much air as possible. (Vacuum sealer or immersion method works best)
  7. Set the Instant Pot Ultra to 165 degrees F, no pressure, 2 hours. –or- Sous vide bath to 165 degrees F. 
  8. Submerge bag(s).
  9. After the 2 hours, remove the bag, cut open, remove chicken, and empty remaining liquid into a saucepan. 
  10. On medium/high heat, reduce liquid to a thick sauce, about 5 minutes.

Serve chicken over brown rice or other grain, adding a spoonful of sauce over the top.

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