Za’atar Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Sorghum

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tablespoon za’atar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1½ cups diced yellow onion
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 cups diced sweet potato
1 cup peeled, diced apple like gala
1 cup whole grain sorghum
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 cup water
2 cups (packed) chopped kale
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and za’atar.

  2. Using the sauté’ setting on your instant pot, add half the extra virgin olive oil to the pot along with the chicken thighs, skin side down.

  3. Sear the chicken thighs for 5-6 minutes, browning the skin, then flip and sear for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove the chicken thighs and set them aside.

  4. Add the remaining extra virgin olive oil to the pan along with the onions and the garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes to soften the onions.

  5. Add the lemon juice and oregano and stir to deglaze the plan.

  6. Add the sweet potatoes, apple, sorghum, chicken stock and water. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  7. Add the chicken back to the pot, skin side up, placing it on top of the potato and sorghum mixture.

  8. Secure the lid of the instant pot making sure that the steam vent is closed.

  9. Using the pressure cook setting, set the timer to 20 minutes.

  10. When the timer ends, release the steam value and then open the lid.

  11. Remove the chicken breasts and set them aside.

  12. Add the kale to the sweet potato and sorghum mixture gently stirring to wild the kale and incorporate it into the mixture.

  13. Plate the potato and sorghum mixture, topping it with the chicken thighs.

Nutrition information

With the skin - calories: 660, total Fat: 9g, sat fat: 1.5g, chol: 65 mg, sodium: 95 mg, total carb: 47 g, fiber: 5g, sugar: 10g, protein: 19g

Without Skin - calories: 330, total fat: 9 g, sat fat: 1.5, cho: 65 mg, sodium: 95 mg, total carb: 47 g, fiber: 5g, sugar: 10g, protein 19g



Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tablespoon za’atar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1½ cups diced yellow onion
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 cups diced sweet potato
1 cup peeled, diced apple like gala
1 cup whole grain sorghum
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 cup water
2 cups (packed) chopped kale
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions

  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper and za’atar.

  2. Using the sauté’ setting on your instant pot, add half the extra virgin olive oil to the pot along with the chicken thighs, skin side down.

  3. Sear the chicken thighs for 5-6 minutes, browning the skin, then flip and sear for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove the chicken thighs and set them aside.

  4. Add the remaining extra virgin olive oil to the pan along with the onions and the garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes to soften the onions.

  5. Add the lemon juice and oregano and stir to deglaze the plan.

  6. Add the sweet potatoes, apple, sorghum, chicken stock and water. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

  7. Add the chicken back to the pot, skin side up, placing it on top of the potato and sorghum mixture.

  8. Secure the lid of the instant pot making sure that the steam vent is closed.

  9. Using the pressure cook setting, set the timer to 20 minutes.

  10. When the timer ends, release the steam value and then open the lid.

  11. Remove the chicken breasts and set them aside.

  12. Add the kale to the sweet potato and sorghum mixture gently stirring to wild the kale and incorporate it into the mixture.

  13. Plate the potato and sorghum mixture, topping it with the chicken thighs.


Notes

Nutrition information

With the skin - calories: 660, total Fat: 9g, sat fat: 1.5g, chol: 65 mg, sodium: 95 mg, total carb: 47 g, fiber: 5g, sugar: 10g, protein: 19g

Without Skin - calories: 330, total fat: 9 g, sat fat: 1.5, cho: 65 mg, sodium: 95 mg, total carb: 47 g, fiber: 5g, sugar: 10g, protein 19g

Sorghum is an extremely versatile grain that you can serve like rice or quinoa or other whole grains.You can cook sorghum grain using your stovetop, slow cooker, oven, rice cooker or whatever option you prefer to prepare your favorite meals. Whole grain sorghum adds a hearty, nutty flavor to your favorite recipes. Use it in salads and in place of pasta and rice. Sorghum grain can also be toasted as a crunchy addition to a tossed salad. Be sure to check out our cooking tips library and get started with new and exciting recipes today.

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