Jun 29

Pressure Cooker Chicken

Pressure Cooker Chicken
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Quick and easy one pot chicken dinner
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4

  • 4 or 5 chicken thighs or legs
  • 1 16 Oz. bottle of Italian dressing (I prefer a fat free for this)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 or 4 cloves garlic
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • A couple ounces of wine
  • 2TBSP Olive oil
  • 6-8 small potatoes or 2-3 large ones

  1. Marinate the chicken in the dressing overnight. In the fridge, of course.
  2. Pour the oil in the cooker and and use medium heat to brown the chicken. I go about 5 minutes a side. This really helps lock in flavor. Save the marinade, you’ll need thin later.
  3. While that’s happening slice the onion into ¼ to ½ inch sliced and cut in half.
  4. Peel and press the garlic with a knife.
  5. Set aside for now.
  6. Peel/wash potatoes as desired. Cut the potatoes in pieces about the size of half of your fist and place in the steaming basket.
  7. When done browning the chicken, set aside. Cook the onions and garlic until translucent. About 5 minutes.
  8. De-glaze the pan with the wine. Pour in the marinade. return the chicken to pan. Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning on the top.
  9. Place the steaming basket with potatoes on top of that. Put the cover on the pressure cooker and crank the heat up high. When it reaches pressure (about 5 minutes) turn the heat down to a little less than half and set your timer for 8 minutes. When done remove from heat and let pressure release naturally (not quick release).
  10. Potatoes can be eaten as is, or will mash quite well with your favorite method.
  11. Chicken will be moist and very yummy.

I do this in a 6½ quart stainless steel stove top pressure cooker. You will also need a steaming insert. The times here are: About 15 minutes for browning and cutting up the veggies. About 5 or 6 to get up to pressure. About 8 cooking About 10 for natural pressure release. All that adds up to around 40 minutes or so.