Instant Pot Chicken Bog—a homey comfort food dish of chicken, rice, and smoked sausage.
Instant Pot Chicken Bog
If you don’t what chicken bog is you’re not the only one. I just learned a few days ago and now I’m wondering how I have never made it before! Chicken bog is a South Carolina dish. It is most popular in Horry County (the home of Myrtle Beach). There is even a Bog Off competition held every year.
It’s a cousin to chicken pilau (or pilaf or perlo) except that it is boggier. It’s a stewy rice dish as opposed to fluffy rice. I knew that this would be a perfect recipe to make in the moist environment of the pressure cooker.
As I scanned the internet and read several different chicken bog recipes I found that the most traditional recipes are the most basic. Purists insist that the only ingredients should be chicken, smoked sausage, rice, salt, pepper and maybe an onion.
Since I’m not a purist and I like to make sure my recipes are well seasoned I added carrots, celery, seasonings and green onions to my version. I also used brown rice instead of white rice. (Although you can make this recipe with white rice if you prefer.) So perhaps it’s not a traditional bog but it’s definitely a dinner I would want to have again!
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A homey comfort food dish of chicken, rice, and smoked sausage.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 ¼ cups uncooked brown rice (for white rice see note below)
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or 1 pound chicken breasts)
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp ground thyme
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp crushed rosemary
- Pinch of red pepper
- 1 (9-12 oz) package smoked sausage, sliced
- For topping: sliced green onions and hot sauce
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the olive oil and onions. Sauté for about 4 minutes. If desired, you can brown up the sausage at the same time. Remove sausage and place on a plate.
- Pour in chicken broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot. Add in the bay leaf, rice, chicken, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, rosemary, red pepper and sliced smoked sausage.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 22 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
- Break up the chicken with a fork. Stir and serve topped with green onions and a few drops of hot sauce.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Make in the 8 quart pot with no changes. Halve the recipe in the 3 quart pot.
To make with white rice instead of brown rice: Cut your chicken thighs up into quarters. Use 1 cup of uncooked white rice and the same amount of broth as listed above. Pressure cook for 5 minutes with a 5-10 minute natural pressure release.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
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