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Looking for a Good Chicken Recipe?

by admin - October 6th, 2011.
Filed under: Recipes.

I’ve been meaning to post another recipe for some time now, so here’s one that I took from the cookbook included with my pressure cooker. This has become my standard “company recipe” because just about everyone who tries it likes it and it’s fairly quick and easy.

CHICKEN IMPERIAL
2 to 3 lb. frying chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 T. canola oil (the original recipe called for shortening, but I’d just as soon avoid the trans-fats)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 T. minced onion (I don’t bother to measure this – I just use a small onion, minced)
1/4 c. slivered almonds
1 – 4 oz. can mushrooms
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 c. hot water
1/2 c. white wine or vinegar (I’ve never used the vinegar, so can’t vouch for how it would taste using that option)
Toasted slivered almonds (the original recipe lists these as “optional”, but it’s just not the same dish without them!)

Heat cooker, add oil, and brown chicken pieces. Season with salt and pepper (I cut the salt way back since the bouillon cube contains so much sodium). Add onions, almonds, mushrooms and liquid, bouillon cube dissolved in hot water, and wine. Close cover securely. Place Pressure Regulator on vent pipe and heat until Pressure Regulator is rocking slowly. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let pressure drop of it’s own accord. Remove chicken from cooker and place on top of cooked rice or noodles. Thicken gravy with cornstarch or flour and pour over chicken. Top with toasted almonds.

2 Responses to Looking for a Good Chicken Recipe?

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