Friday, May 31, 2013
Algerian Chicken with Potatoes and Olives Recipe in the Pressure Cooker
This dish is a perfect example of that. Its cheap, filling, and together with a veggie side dish is a one pot meal. And took a total of 5 minutes prep time and 20 minutes cooking time.
I got inspired for this recipe by an Algerian potato and olive stew I found in a cookbook. Chicken in the pressure cooker comes out with an amazing texture; the white meat stays moist.
You can make this with any type of chicken that you have, from a whole chicken to thighs to drumsticks to wings to bone-in chicken breast, but I suggest that if you use a less fatty part of chicken, that you add some oil to help keep it moist.
This has got to be one of the yummiest potato and chicken dishes I've even tasted. Very worth it.
If you can't do potatoes for whatever reason, you can leave them out and replace them with other veggies, like kohlrabi, parsnips, zucchini, turnips, cauliflower, etc... but the flavor will be somewhat different.
8-10 medium potatoes
1 whole chicken, or 1 package of other chicken parts
1 can green olives (either pitted or not), drained
1 large onion
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon turmeric
2 tablespoon garlic powder
3-4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cup water
1. Slice up the potatoes. Slice onions.
2. If you want the potatoes softer and make sure to keep the white meat moist, add the rest of the ingredients other than the chicken, and bring to pressure and cook for 5 minutes, and then add the chicken and cook for 10 more minutes.
3. If you want it easier, and don't mind either the potatoes slightly harder (but still cooked) or having the chicken cooked a little more and the white meat a little dryer (or if you're not even making white meat), add everything all at once. Bring to pressure and cook for 10-15 minutes.
4. If you don't have a pressure cooker, cook this in a covered pot on the stove for 45 minutes or so, or bake in the oven covered for 1-1.5 hours.
The sauce from this tastes terrific on rice.
Ever made a similar recipe ? Does this look like something you'd enjoy, flavors/ingredients you like? Do you think you'll try this recipe?
What is your favorite one pot easy meal in the pressure cooker?