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Instant Pot Turkey Thighs – Low Carb Africa

If you’re craving turkey, the good news is that you don’t have to wait for the holidays. These Instant Pot turkey thighs are so tender and juicy that this meal comes together effortlessly!

Instant Pot turkey thigh on white plate

This recipe is perfect for a weekday meal or a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. With an electric pressure cooker and a few simple ingredients, delicious turkey legs are ready in no time.

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❤️ WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

This quick recipe takes less than an hour to make and is very easy. At the end of a busy day, juicy, delicious turkey thighs are ready to serve.

Plus, the Instant Pot keeps the turkey moist and the seasoning adds a lot of flavor.

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i am using 6 quarts instant pot pressure cooker The turkey is cooked under high pressure in its own juices, making it incredibly flavorful, so for this recipe.

🧾Ingredients used

turkey thigh, broth, spices
  • Turkish thighs. You can find good quality turkey legs at your local grocery store or butcher.
  • Olive oil. I prefer Olive oil For this recipe, but you can also use avocado oil Or your favorite cooking oil.
  • spices. Blended with homemade chicken seasoning, smoked paprika, cuminand salt for this recipe.
  • onionI like to use yellow onions in this recipe, but you can substitute white or sweet onions.
  • garlic. I prefer to use fresh garlic in this recipe, but you can also use garlic powder.
  • chicken soup. of chicken soup It gives this recipe great flavor. You can also use chicken stock or turkey broth.

🔪 how to make a recipe

  1. Wash turkey thighs with paper towels and dry. Then, mix the spices together and rub them all over the turkey.
  2. Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  3. Put the Instant Pot on sauté mode and add the olive oil. Also add turkey thighs and brown on both sides. Run it in batches as needed.
  4. Take out the turkey.
  5. Add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to remove any browned turkey bits.
  6. Put the turkey meat in the inner pot all at once, close the pot and put the lid on the pressure cooker. Make sure the steam release knob is locked.
  7. Press the pressure cook button to set to high pressure and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quickly release the remaining pressure by turning the valve to the vent position.
  9. Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and let the liquid simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Taste for salt and add more if needed.
  10. Pour turkey juice over turkey thighs and serve.
How to make a turkey thigh instant pot.

🥫 Storing and Reheating

Leftovers can be stored as is airtight container Up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Then, to reheat, microwave until hot.

Freezing leftover turkey legs is also an option.

To freeze, place turkey legs in a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. please.

💭 Tips and variations

  • If you can’t find chicken broth, you can use turkey broth or stock, or bouillon.
  • Add veggies to this recipe if you like. For example, you can add carrots or celery.
  • If you don’t have turkey thighs in your store, you can make this turkey leg or turkey wings recipe instead.
  • For crispy skin, place turkey thighs skin side down in the Instant Pot.
  • If you want to cook a whole turkey, try our Keto Roast Turkey recipe.
Instant pot of turkey thighs on a plate for dinner

🍽️ What can I eat this recipe with?

You can pair these delicious Instant Pot turkey thighs with delicious low-carb side dishes such as cauliflower mash, green beans, or a simple salad.

Here are some great side dishes to pair with turkey thighs.

You can also shred turkey meat and use it in great keto-friendly recipes like this Keto Turkish Soup or this Nigerian Turkish Stew!

👩‍🍳 FAQ

Can you cook frozen turkey thighs?

Yes, you can cook frozen turkey thighs in the Instant Pot. please.

How do I defrost turkey thighs quickly?

Use the defrost button or the low power setting on your microwave. Place the frozen turkey thighs in a ziplock bag and place in a microwave-safe container to prevent the turkey juice from spilling. Thaw frozen turkey thighs for about 6 minutes per pound.

Can turkey be left overnight to defrost?

Don’t leave the turkey overnight to thaw. Raw poultry can reach temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit in as little as two hours and can start breeding bacteria. It’s best to thaw turkey in the refrigerator, cold water, or in the microwave.

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Ready-to-eat Instant Pot Turkey Thighs

Instant Pot Turkey Thigh

If you’re craving turkey, the good news is that you don’t have to wait for the holidays. These Instant Pot turkey thighs are so tender and juicy that this meal goes together effortlessly!

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course: main course

cooking: American

Preparation time: Ten minutes

Cooking time: 1 time

total time: 1 time Ten minutes

Serving: 2

calorie: 175kcal

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procedure

  • Wash turkey thighs with paper towels and dry.

  • Then, mix the spices together and rub them all over the turkey.

  • Put the Instant Pot on sauté mode and add the olive oil.

  • Add the turkey thighs and sear each side for about 5 minutes. If your Instant Pot is small, do it in batches.

  • Take out the turkey.

  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes.

  • Pour in the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to remove any browned turkey bits.

  • Put the turkey meat in the inner pot all at once, close the pot and put the lid on the pressure cooker. Make sure the steam release knob is locked.

  • Press the pressure cook button to set to high pressure and cook for 30 minutes.

  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quickly release the remaining pressure by turning the valve to the vent position.

  • Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and let the liquid simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Taste for salt and add more if needed.

  • Pour turkey juice over turkey thighs and serve.

Note

This recipe serves 2 and contains 6 net carbs per serving.

  • If you can’t find chicken broth, you can use turkey broth, stock, or bouillon.
  • Add veggies to this recipe if you like. For example, you can add carrots or celery.
  • If you don’t have turkey thighs in your store, you can make this turkey drumstick or turkey wings recipe instead.
  • For crispy skin, place turkey thighs skin side down in the Instant Pot.
  • If you want to cook a whole turkey, try our Keto Roast Turkey recipe.

nutrition

calorie: 175kcal | | carbohydrates: 9g | | protein: 3g | | obesity: 16g | | saturated fat: 2g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | | Monounsaturated fat: Teng | | cholesterol: 3mg | | sodium: 1027mg | | potassium: 145mg | | fiber: 3g | | sugar: 3g | | Vitamin A: 1739IU | | Vitamin C: 2mg | | calcium: 32mg | | iron: 2mg

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