Instant Pot Leg of Lamb

One of the best and succulent main course recipes for special holiday dinner table… Combo of lemon juice and fresh herbs gives a refreshingly delicious touch to this leg of lamb.

Instant Pot Leg of Lamb
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Leg of Lamb, rosemary sprigs, thyme sprigs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
Servings: 10
  • 1 (4-pound) bone-in leg of lamb
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Season the leg of lamb with salt and black pepper generously
  • Place the oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the leg of lamb and sear for about 4 minutes per side or until browned completely.
  • Transfer the leg of lamb into a large plate.
  • Now, add onion and a little salt and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add a little broth and cook for about 2 minutes, scraping the brown bits from bottom.
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in the cooked leg of lamb and remaining ingredients.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 75 minutes. 
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and with tongs, transfer the leg of lamb onto a cutting board.
  • With a strainer, strain the pan liquid into a bowl, discarding the solids.
  • Cut the leg of lamb into desired sized slices.
  • Pour strained liquid over sliced leg of lamb and serve.
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