For the last few years I’ve been a member of YouTube Mommy Meetup; an amazing group of moms (and dads) that chronicle their lives and times on YouTube! With collaborations, commiseration and cooperation we muddle through this social media phenomenon called YouTube offering each other support and guidance when needed and I’ve met some truly amazing women that have become friends, in the process.
Each year YouTube Mommy Meetup hosts a collaboration in October called Crocktober where each person offers up a recipe each day using their slow-cooker or crockpot, because this is such a fun collab with so many participants there are sometimes more than one recipes posted each day. Last year I created a delicious crockpot hot cocoa that I like to serve on Sunday evenings in the Winter when we settle in to watch one of our family favorite shows, The Walking Dead!
A few months ago after much consideration I decied to forego the crockpot and streamline part of my kitchen appliances and purchase an Instant Pot; I recently did an unboxing on that a few weeks back. This time of year I look toward stew type meals and have been on a Mediterranean kick lately; I have the goal of purchasing a tagine at some point in the new year because I’ve just been obsessed with all things Morocco over the last few years. That said, I present to you Moroccan Chicken in the Instant Pot on the slow-cook setting.
To prepare this recipe, rather than use specific measurements and because I LOVE flavor, I basically added whatever looked good – that’s the caveat with being a type of non-measuring cook; it’s hard to share recipes because I don’t have any speific measurements but what I can share is how I did it so that you can create it for yourself based around your tastes. I’m not a huge cumin fan, so I used a smaller amount of that and because I had smoked paprika I used that sparingly as well. Had I used Hungarian Paprika, I probably would have been a bit more generous in that regard. Approximately a teaspoon of the following spices save the cinammon and allspice and then about 3 tablespoons of garlic and a fairy large red onion, parsley for garnish and about about 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
Watch the video below to see how it all comes together!