Pressure Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives
- 4 chicken thighs
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ⅓ cup white wine
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- ⅓ cup Kalamata olives - drained, pitted, and sliced
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
For best results, we recommend using:
- Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal.
- Sauté onion in hot oil until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes; add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more.
- Stir chicken with the vegetables and cook until lightly browned, 6 to 7 minutes.
- Press Cancel on cooker.
- Pour white wine into pan to deglaze, scraping browned bits of food from the pan with a flat-edged utensil; add tomatoes and stir.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
- Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 12 minutes on High pressure.
- Set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
- Stir olives, capers, and basil with the chicken mixture.
- Place a chicken thigh onto each plate. Spoon tomato sauce mixture over the chicken.
Be sure to let the chicken sear without disturbing it. The more golden-brown the color, the better your pan sauce will be in the end. Remember, you can always add more garlic, but you cannot add less once it's in there. If you really like your chicken garlicky, gradually increase the amount each time you make this until you hit your personal sweet spot.
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What others are saying
Chaz Norwood says:
Amazing sauce, lots of flavor. Made mine with chicken breast instead of thighs and paired it with creamy risotto. Not exactly French and not exactly Italian, just really good food.
Erin Hudson says:
I made a cream sauce instead of the white wine sauce and left out the olives. I thought it was really good, but definitely heavier than the wine sauce would have been. Delicious either way.
Blakely James says:
I have to have lots of garlic on my food, that's how much I love it. I used about 3 teaspoons instead of 2, which was more than enough for most people. I used boneless chicken thighs and canned tomatoes because it's convenient. This recipe was very well done and is served best over a bed of pasta.