Instant Pot(R) Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Chickpeas
Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Place olive oil in the hot cooker and fry chicken thighs until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the inner pot and set aside.Advertisement
Add onion and garlic to the pot, followed by cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and saffron. Cook and stir until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Press Cancel to leave Saute mode.
Place chicken back into the pot on top of onion mixture. Pour in tomatoes and chicken broth. Sprinkle apricots over the top. Season with salt and pepper. Close and lock the lid.
Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in chickpeas and mint leaves.
You can also leave the dried apricots whole, if you'd like.
If a thicker sauce is desired, remove chicken after you release the pressure and add in a slurry made from 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water. Press Saute mode, and return sauce to a boil. Press Cancel, and sauce will quickly thicken.