Italian chicken with full lemon flavor. It is important to use fresh lemons. When I follow Toula Patsalis in "The Pressure Cooker Cookbook", I never go wrong! Serve with sauteed green beans topped with toasted slivered almonds.
- 6 chicken breast halves
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 4 shallots
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sherry wine
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup pimento stuffed olive, minced
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon potato starch or 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parmesan cheese (1 ounce) or 1⁄4 cup fontinella cheese, grated
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced, to garnish
- Lightly dust chicken pieces with flour (easily done by putting flour in bag, then chicken and shaking; excess flour can be shaken off).
- In pressure cooker, heat oil. Add chicken breasts, two at a time, and saute in hot oil until brown on all sides, using long-handled tongs to turn. Set aside.
- Add shallots and garlic and saute in oil, scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned particles remaining from chicken. Stir in broth, lemon juice, sherry, salt, pepper, basil, and olives. Mix well.
- Add chicken pieces skin side down. Secure lid. Over medium-high heat, develop steam to high pressure. Reduce heat to maintain pressure and cook 10 minutes. Release pressure according to manufacturer's directions. Remove lid.
- Stir chicken mixture, then transfer chicken to serving platter, and cover to retain heat.
- Whisk sour cream and starch together. Stir into cooking liquid and cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with lemon slices.
- Makes 6 servings.
I made this for dinner tonight using my electric pressure cooker. It turned out great! I made a few changes though. We don't like olives so I used artichokes. I didn't have any sherry so I used (white) pinot gris. Also, I cut the chicken up a little before browning it because it is easier to eat that way. My husband and I both liked it. I think it tastes just like Macaroni Grill's chicken piccata since I used the artichokes....just needed a side of rosemary bread. :o)
I love using my pressure cooker and this recipe is a perfect reason why. I used white wine for the sherry and garlic jalapeno stuffed olives. I was impressed that the breading on the chicken stayed perfectly intact after cooker! I served over a wild rice blend and with a side a peas. THANKS for telling the book's author! I just ordered myself a copy. Roxygirl
OMG, this was fabulous for us. It has quite unique flavours with the lemon, sherry & olives that went wow in our mouths. I used italian olives for regular ones so that may have contributed a stronger olive taste. However, we really enjoyed it but I might cut back abit so it doesn't stand out more than everything else. Easy to put together & the cooking times are right on the money! Makes me want to run out to get Toula's cookbook. Thanks for sharing.