Chicken Piccata for Pressure Cooker

Total Time: 42 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Servings: 6

Author: KateL


Chicken Piccata for Pressure Cooker


· 6 chicken breast halves· 1/2 cup all-purpose flour· 1/4 cup olive oil· 4 shallots, sliced· 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


Step 1Lightly dust chicken pieces with flour (easily done by putting flour in bag, then chicken and shaking; excess flour can be shaken off).Step 2In 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.Step 3Add 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.Step 4Add 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.Step 5Stir chicken mixture, then transfer chicken to serving platter, and cover to retain heat.Step 6Whisk sour cream and starch together. Stir into cooking liquid and cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly.Step 7Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with lemon slices.Step 8Makes 6 servings.