Servings: 4 serving(s)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
This easy recipe for flavourful mustard molasses chicken can be made in the Instant Pot or in the oven.
Who doesn’t love a one-pot meal?
This one-pot mustard molasses chicken recipe is easy to prepare, super flavourful and so satisfying. I cook it in the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker but you can cook it in the oven too. Instructions for both methods are below.
Serve this chicken with roasted broccoli and steamed rice. (To roast broccoli, chop two bunches into florets, toss them on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Roast at 375 F for about 30 minutes, until tender.)
One-pot mustard molasses chicken is very versatile and is open to creative adaptations. I have used salsa in place of tomato sauce/paste, I have added a little harissa paste to the liquid mixture and from time to time I use way more garlic than called for.
The cooking time posted for the recipe includes the time it takes your Instant Pot to come to pressure.
One-Pot Mustard Molasses Chicken Recipe
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- ¼ cup tomato sauce or 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. dried thyme or oregano
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup water, broth or leftover coffee
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
Instant Pot version:
Sprinkle onions in your Instant Pot, toss in the bay leaf and lay the chicken on top.
Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Secure lid of pot, turn steam valve to close and set your pot to cook for 10 minutes.
When the 10 minutes of cooking time is complete, carefully open steam valve and when steam has completely released remove lid and serve.
Serve extra sauce alongside.
Sprinkle onions in a shallow baking dish with a tight fitting lid and top with chicken. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
Cover and bake at 350 F for 30-45 min or until chicken is cooked through.* Remove the lid for the final 15 minutes of cooking. Serve with sauce spooned over.
*Cooking time will depend on size of thighs.
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