Instant Pot quail

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

Roasted quail wrapped with bacon with orange slices and lettuce on side

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.

How to serve?

Orange slices, fresh salad and one of these side dishes:

Instant Pot Roasted potatoes

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Instant Pot Quail

Tender quail wrapped in juicy bacon and seasoned with delicious and aromatic herbs.
4.68 from 85 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: quail, quails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 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

  1. 5 stars
    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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,

    1. 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!

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