Pressure cooker: braised chicken in lemon basil sauce

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using the miracle of a pressure cooker its 30 mintues from fridge to table
this would be very nice served over rice or orzo

1 cut up chicken,skin removed and each breast chopped in half
3 Tbsp butter divided
1 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

heat 1Tbsp butter and the oil in the pressure cooker
working in batches brown the chicken pieces and set aside
after all the chicken is brown saute the shallots for 30 seconds
add the wine and cook 1 minute
add the broth,lemon jest and juice
return the chicken to the pot stacking to the breasts are on top
lock the lid into place and cook at high pressure for 9 minutes
quick release the steam and open the lid AWAY FROM YOUR FACE
remove the chicken to a serving platter and loosely tent with foil. it should be done,if necessary return to high pressure and cook another minute or 2
Strain the juice left in the pan through a sieve into a fry pan.
Boil under high heat 5 minutes or so until reduced by a third
cut the remaining butter into 4 pieces and swirl into the sauce.
when melted stir in the basil
pour the sauce over the chicken

serves 4

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One response »

  1. I would love to use a pressure cooker for chicken but I am literally afraid of this kitchen marvel because of old horror stories. I really enjoyed reading this recipe. Wonderful post.

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