Instant Pot® Moroccan Chicken

This recipe calls for minimal ingredients, and is fast to make. If you can't find Moroccan seasoning, feel free to make your own, but the taste may be different. I prefer the Savory Spice Shop® Tan Tan Moroccan seasoning. I've learned some Instant Pots® can throw a 'burn notice' but this did not happen for me. If you experience a burn notice, add 2 tablespoons more broth.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Moroccan spice rub

  • 1 pound chicken tenders

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ small red onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup pearl (Israeli) couscous

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons toasted almonds


  1. Coat chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil and Moroccan seasoning in a shallow dish.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter once the pot is hot. Cook chicken until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken and keep warm. Add onion, carrot, and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add pearl couscous, broth, and chickpeas; stir to combine. Cancel Saute function. Add chicken back to the pot.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve chicken with almonds sprinkled on top.

Cook's Note:

Sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts may be substituted for the chicken tenders, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
15g Fat
40g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 405mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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