The quail is popular for protein rich diet and always adds unique flavor to your meal.
You can make it in your Instant Pot easily and get a delicious main dish.
You can make up to 4 quails in a 6-quart Instant Pot or up to 6 quails in an 8-quart Pot.
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How to serve?
Orange slices, fresh salad and one of these side dishes:
Instant Pot Holiday Recipes
Instant Pot Quail
Tender quail wrapped in juicy bacon and seasoned with delicious and aromatic herbs.Print Pin Rate
- 6 strips bacon
- 3 whole quails
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ yellow onion chopped
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- Press "saute" and add bacon.
- Saute bacon for 2 minutes per side. Once done, take it out and keep aside.
- Add olive oil to the Instant Pot.
- Season quails with salt and pepper.
- Place the quails in the Instant Pot and saute on each side until brown.
- Add chicken broth, onion, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and stir well.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
- Warp with bacon, serve and enjoy 🙂
Calories: 210kcal Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 16g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 261mg Potassium: 245mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 214IU Vitamin C: 11mg Calcium: 19mg Iron: 3mg
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14 thoughts on “Instant Pot quail”
This is by far my favorite way to cook quail. Great recipe, quick and easy. I made a gravy from the liquid and it was good enough to eat by the spoonful.
That's great, thanks so much! I'm glad you love the recipe ◡̈
I'm confused: there is nothing on this page that indicates a second cook time, nor any type of sauce. What did I miss, or does the page need updating? THX
I made this recipe. Some of the instructions were not there but I figured it out. (No mention of when to put the chicken broth in, but I am sure it was an oversight). Also I used the trivet, but I am not sure if I needed it. It is my security blanket with an instant pot, so I used it. The recipe turned out great! The quail was tender. I did take the quail out after cooking, put the instant pot on saute and made the liquid into a gray with a little corn starch. The recipe was very flavorful.
When should I put the chicken stock in please ?
It should be added with the other ingredients before pressure cooking, I will fix that. Thanks!
I have 4 frozen stuffed quail....is the cook time the same?
This was an easy recipe to follow and it turned out super yummy. It is not a heavy, breaded feeling either.
Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you found it easy to follow.
Do I change the cook time if I'm doing 6 quail?
No, it may take longer to come to pressure but cook time should be the same.
Hi Corrie. Thanks for the quail recipe. I did pressure cook a 2nd time for 4 mins. Mine came out a bit tough. Did I overcook it?
Thanks for any advice,
Hi Jane, thanks for your feedback. If it came out a little tough, it is probably due to overcooking. The second cook time should only be about 2 minutes, just to keep warm and coat with the sauce. Hope that helps!
Did I miss something in the recipe? Is there a second pressure cook time? I am very interested in trying this.