We were short on time and Mr. Fantabulous was in the mood for chicken. Why not see what whole chicken breasts could do in this Electric Pressure Cooker, since I already knew I could rock wings in it?
A comment my best friend Vanessa made to me came back to mind as I was figuring out how to make this, seasonings, and so on. “Lor, you should do a series on leftovers and how to repurpose them,” she suggested. That is something I struggle with, and I’m sure your TKW Family does as well.”
Seriously, this girl is incredible. I really like how she makes suggestions and ideas for me like this. As a side note, I’ll be working on that series in a future post.
By now, you’ve probably figured out that my Electric Pressure Cooker is one of the best kitchen appliances I’ve ever bought. This is truly revolutionary and a blessing in my life. No, you have no idea how much I respect this thing. I am one of those people who has very little free time, so even though I cook every day, I still have other things to do. Plus, I’m a human, and I, too, require some rest. This is where the Electric Pressure Cooker really shines.
I get up at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday (5:30 a.m. on weekends) because, well, I do. I don’t get much sleep, so you’d think I’d have more time than most, but I don’t. I’m always on the go between my day job, TKW (thank you, because it’s because of you that I’m so busy with that! ), normal daily activities, working out, and trying to spend quality time with Mr. Fantastic. So, when I get home from work and realize that I forgot to take something out for dinner or that I’ve changed my mind about what we’re having for dinner, I reach for my Electric Pressure Cooker.
So, as I was preparing this, which entails putting the meat in the pressure cooker, adding spices, and a liquid of some sort, As I considered it, I realized that if I kept the seasonings fairly standard, I could use the liquid as stock as well. Now you can add whatever spices you want – I used chipotle powder, garlic and onion powder, oregano, and other spices. In this case, the sky is truly the limit. You can even use the BBQ sauce from my pressure cooker Bourbon Honey BBQ wings in this recipe if you want!
Pressure Cooker Perfectly Poached Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Ingredients of Poached Chicken Breasts Recipe
- 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 large breasts), thawed
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion (leave the skin on), rough chopped
- 2 whole cloves garlic, rough chopped
- 4 Tbl rough chopped parsley
Instructions of Poached Chicken Breasts Recipe
- In an Electric Pressure Cooker add all of the ingredients.
- Lock the lid and set the pressure to high for 10 minutes.
- As soon as the pressure cooker timer goes off, do a quick release.
- Once the pressure is released, remove the lid and pulled out the poached chicken breasts.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl and strain the stock.
- Allow the stock to cool and remove the fat.
- Save the stock for another use by either storing in the fridge or placing the freezer.
- This chicken can be used a bajillion ways now – salads, sandwiches, pizza toppings, anything.
Notes of Poached Chicken Breasts Recipe
I can’t say enough about how fantastic this pressure cooker is! Pressure cooker (electric)
Suggestions for Spice Blends to Include:
1 tsp oregano, plus the parsley, pepper, and salt, plus 3/4 tsp chipotle powder, 1 1/2 tsp garlic, and 2 tsp onion powder, plus the parsley, pepper, and salt
1 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, plus the salt/pepper and parsley will give the chicken a more soup-like flavor.
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