Instant Pot Stunning Quail Dinner

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

Instant Pot Stunning Quail Dinner
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 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
  • Season the quails with salt and black pepper slightly.
  • Stuff the cavity of quails with fresh herbs bunches.
  • 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.
  • Place the quails in pot, breast-side down and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until browned completely.
  • Flip the side and now, place quails, breast-side up.
  • Select “Cancel” and add the broth in pot.
  • Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 7-9 minutes.
  • Select “Cancel” and carefully do a Quick release.
  • Remove the lid and with tongs, transfer quails onto a plate. Then, remove the herb sprigs from cavity.
  • Strain the liquid into a bowl.
  • Return the broth in Instant pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the quail and cook for about 2 minutes, pouring the sauce over quails occasionally.
  • Remove the lid and serve the quails with sauce.
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