This Mediterranean farro salad is packed with the flavours of Greece! Featuring pan-seared chicken thighs on an ancient grain salad of farro with green olives, tomato, and cucumber. Your Instant Pot cooks the farro to chewy, tender perfection. As a result, this recipe is perfect for a hearty, wholesome dinner.
2chicken thighs(preferably taken out of the fridge 15-20 minutes before cooking)
1/3-1/2cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2-1cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
Rinse 1 cup farro in a colander, then transfer to Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water (+ sea salt if desired). Lock the lid and turn the valve to sealing position. Set to 22 minutes on high pressure, let the pressure release naturally (15-20 minutes). If you don't have an instant pot, here is a complete guide on How to Cook Farro.
Preheat skillet over medium-low for at least 6-7 minutes until nice and hot. (do not, I repeat, do not preheat over higher heat to accelerate the process).
Add butter and olive oil to hot pan, swirl around for a few seconds until the butter melted, then add chicken thighs (preferably not fridge-cold) to hot pan and season generously with poultry seasoning (or sea salt/pepper) and pan fry for 6-8 minutes on one side, 6-8 minutes on the other, then reduce heat to lowest setting, cover pan with a lid and let steam for an extra 5 minutes.
In the meantime, wash and chop the cucumber. Wash and chop grape tomatoes. Peel and chop the red onion. And wash and chop parsley.
Add vegetables and herb, 1 cup cooked farro, green olives, freshly grated Parmesan to a large bowl and then season with sea salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey. Stir well and serve in a bowl.
Top farro salad with pan-fried chicken thigh and top with pan juices.