Instant Pot Stunning Quail Dinner

By | March 27, 2018

The quail is popular for protein rich diet and always adds unique flavor to your meal.

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Instant Pot Stunning Quail Dinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 573 kcal


  • 2 (5-ounce) whole quails, cleaned and emptied and rinsed
  • to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh thyme bunch
  • 1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
  • 3½-ounce bacons chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion chopped finely
  • 1/8 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Season the quails with salt and black pepper slightly.

  2. Stuff the cavity of quails with fresh herbs bunches.

  3. Place the oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the bacon, onion, dried herbs, bay leaf, salt and black pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.

  4. Place the quails in pot, breast-side down and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until browned completely.

  5. Flip the side and now, place quails, breast-side up.

  6. Select the “Cancel” and add the broth in pot.

  7. Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 7-9 minutes.

  8. Select the “Cancel” and carefully do a Quick release.

  9. Remove the lid and with tongs, transfer quails onto a plate. Then, remove the herb sprigs from cavity.

  10. Strain the liquid into a bowl.

  11. Return the broth in Instant pot and select “Sauté”.

  12. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

  13. Add the quail and cook for about 2 minutes, pouring the sauce over quails occasionally.

  14. Remove the lid and serve the quails with sauce.

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