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Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini makes an excellent side dish. Pair this healthy vegetable with thick and juicy pork chops, tender grilled chicken or just about anything else you can toss over an open flame. It’s hearty enough to forgo the meats all together and can even […]

One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

What’s for dinner tonight? Let’s take it nice and easy and whip up a batch of One-Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo! You’re gonna love this recipe for SO many reasons. First off it’s fast and easy to make which means it’s perfect for a busy weeknight […]

Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs

Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs

Hi! My name’s Lisa and I’m starting to become addicted to pressure cooking. It hasn’t always been that way though. I had always wanted to try pressure cooking but didn’t really know how to get started. I had no knowledge or experience using this type of machine whatsoever. So I did what I always do. I dove right in and just went for it. I got a 6-Quart Premium Pressure Cooker and I tried a new recipe, and then another, and another. And do you know what happened? They all turned out the way they were supposed to. No major catastrophes. No scary explosions. Just delicious meals ready in minutes. Seriously! If you’ve ever wondered about pressure cooking, Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs are the perfect place to start. This meal is simple, delicious, and can put dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. You’ll be amazed at the incredible flavor, the fall off the bone deliciousness, and the minuscule amount of effort it takes to whip up this incredible entree. And I’ll be right here step by step to talk you through the whole thing! You got this!

Here’s all you’ll need: butter, mushrooms, chicken thighs, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, flour, chicken broth, white wine, and green onions.

Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs ingredients list

Here goes nothing! Select the sauté setting on a 6-qt electric pressure cooker and adjust the temperature to medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pot. Once the butter is melted, and hot, add the mushrooms and cook until they’re nice and tender (about 5 minutes). Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set them aside.

Mushrooms cooking in butter in the inner pot of a pressure cooker.

Next we’re going to make a tasty little homemade rub to amp up the flavor of these wonderful White Wine Chicken Thighs. Mix together the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika in a small dish. Sprinkle the seasonings over both sides of the chicken thighs. Place the flour in a ziplock bag, add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Of course make sure the bag is closed while you’re doing the shaking. I told ya I’d get ya through this!

Heat another 2 tablespoons of butter in the pressure cooker pot and brown the chicken on both sides. You’ll probably need to do 2 or 3 batches to do this and you can add more butter if needed. Don’t worry about cooking the chicken all the way through, we just want create a little bit of sear on the outside.

Chicken thighs are nice to use because they are very affordable (who doesn’t love that?). They’re also naturally more flavorful than chicken breasts.

Chicken thighs seared in butter in an pressure cooker on the saute setting.

Would you believe me if I told you that the hard parts over? Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and set aside. Add the broth and wine to the cooker and turn up the temperature to medium-high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the browned bits. We want all that incredible flavor!! We used Cavit Riesling. Of course you can use the white wine of your choosing, swap out with a white cooking wine from the grocery store, or even sub in additional chicken broth in a pinch. The key to cooking with wine is to use a wine that you would normally drink.

Adding liquid is the MOST important step to pressure cooking! The liquid will create the steam which builds the pressure. Simply put, no liquid, no pressure. So you must add liquid to every pressure cooking recipe in order for it to work. Check out our full review of the Cosori Premium 6-Quart Pressure Cooker here!

Return the chicken to the pot, cover with the mushrooms and green onion. Secure the lid to the locked position and ensure the pressure valve is closed.

Chicken thighs covered with mushrooms and green onion inside a pressure cooker.

Select the manual temperature setting and adjust it to the highest heat level. Set the timer for 10 minutes and now you can relax! When the meat is finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release valve to release the remaining pressure (always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions as that steam can be HOT!!)

Cosori 6 quart pressure cooker on manual setting. High heat temperate selected

And voila! Your very first (or maybe your 100th) gourmet pressure cooked meal. Pair White Wine Chicken Thighs with smashed potatoes, a nice veggie side like peas and carrots, and crusty bread to sop up some of that mouth watering sauce and you’ve got yourself a wow-worthy meal! Are you hooked on pressure cooking yet?!? Try our Pressure Cooker Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip or Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket next!

Pressure Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs

March 26, 2019
: 6 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
Directions
  • Step 1 Select the sauté setting on a 6-qt electric pressure cooker and adjust the temperature to medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pot. Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms and cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Step 2 Mix together the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika in a small dish. Sprinkle the seasonings over both sides of the chicken thighs. Place the flour in a ziplock bag, add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • Step 3 Heat another 2 tablespoons of butter in the pressure cooker pot and brown the chicken, in batches, on both sides. Add more butter if needed. Do not cook chicken all the way through.
  • Step 4 Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and set aside. Add the broth and wine to the cooker and turn up the temperature to medium-high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the browned bits.
  • Step 5 Return the chicken to the pot, cover with the mushrooms and green onion. Secure the lid to the locked position and ensure the pressure valve is closed. Select the manual temperature setting and adjust it to the highest heat level. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • Step 6 When the meat is finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release valve to release the remaining pressure (always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions as that steam can be HOT!!) Serve with white wine sauce and enjoy!

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Meatball Sub Casserole

Meatball Sub Casserole

Looking for the ultimate party food to feed a hungry crowd? Or maybe you just need a new and exciting weeknight family dinner recipe? Well Meatball Sub Casserole is kinda both! This easy oven meal is savory and SO delicious. If you’re a meatball sub […]

Pear & Sausage Rigatoni

Pear & Sausage Rigatoni

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Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

It’s that time of the year when tomatoes taste best so you’re gonna wanna add this next recipe into your dinner rotation right away! Bruschetta Chicken is an end of summer staple in my house. This relatively simple dish is a spectacular way to fancy up a weeknight dinner. You could even pre-make the bruschetta to save a little prep time. Keep it healthy and serve alongside a salad or green beans or make it hearty with a little pasta. You really can’t go wrong. You’re gonna love the perfect balance of tomatoes, garlic and chicken in every bite.

Here’s all you’ll need:flour, eggs, chicken, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, butter, tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.

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Start by placing the flour in a shallow bowl. Place the eggs in a separate bowl and lightly beat. Ok so full disclosure, the only thing that I don’t like about Bruschetta Chicken is that you’re going to use a lot of bowls. But it’s so worth it!!

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Dip the chicken first in flour and then in the eggs. Make sure you get it all covered! Then place the chicken in a lightly greased 13X9 baking dish.

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Next in a small microwave safe dish, melt the butter. Mix in the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and stir to combine. Bruschetta Chicken is strategically layered with so much flavor. You’re going to be floored by the first bite!

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Spread the topping evenly over the chicken breasts. Loosely cover the baking dish with foil. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake, uncovered, for an additional 10 minutes.

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Meanwhile, as that delicious chicken is cooking, you can whip up the best part…..the Bruschetta topping! Seed the tomatoes and chop into bitesize pieces and place them in a small bowl. Mince up some fresh basil and add it to the tomatoes. Toss in some minced garlic, salt and pepper and stir it all up. Voila! A quick and easy bruschetta!

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Spoon the bruschetta topping over the chicken and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes. All the best flavors of bruschetta layered on top of a juicy chicken breast! Yum!!

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Bruschetta lovers rejoice!! Now your favorite appetizer can actually be the whole meal! I’ll meet ya at the dinner table. If you can’t get enough of these wonderful flavors, then you simply MUST try our Best Ever Bruschetta recipe too!

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Bruschetta Chicken

September 14, 2018
: 4 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Add the flour and eggs to two separate bowls. Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Step 2 Dip the chicken first in flour and then in the eggs. Place the chicken in a lightly greased 13X9 baking dish.
  • Step 3 Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Spread the topping evenly over the chicken breasts.
  • Step 4 Loosely cover the baking dish with foil. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake, uncovered, for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Step 5 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, minced basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon the bruschetta topping over the chicken and bake uncovered for an additional 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Creamy Mixed Vegetable Casserole

Creamy Mixed Vegetable Casserole

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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