Husband's doctor told us to eat chicken instead of pork. Neither of us are great poultry fans but I bought boneless skinless chicken breasts at Megabalcones (I think they were $48 mxp a kilo about $2.25 usd a pound if you are interested in such things). I could have bought chicken for much less money, but I really don't like handling raw poultry. My aversion dates back to my first pregnancy some 29 years ago.
Okay, so I saw this recipe for making Chinese Lemon Chicken in the Crockpot. Unfortunately, we went out on some errands and didn't get home until 12:30 and I was tired so I didn't start comida until after 2:00. What's a girl to do? I converted the crockpot slow cooker recipe to a pressure cooker fast recipe. I also substituted a bunch of ingredients. I have never seen frozen lemonade concentrate here, just the Country Time type stuff. I was also out of brown sugar but I did have piloncillo en grano. (The Mexican cane sugar but in little balls instead of cones). So here is my recipe. I have balsamic vinegar but forgot to write it down on my list of ingredients so I didn't use it in my chicken.
Lemon Chicken in the Pressure Cooker
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or equivalent
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces or equivalent
--1/2 cup whole wheat flour
--1 T granules chicken broth (caldo)
--3/4 cup lemon juice
--1/2 cup piloncillo en grano (or brown sugar)
--4 T ketchup
--olive oil for browning chicken
- cut chicken into strips or largish chunks
- dredge in flour , shake off excess
- brown chicken in the pressure cooker with a bit of olive oil, I browned it well, since I have a fear of raw chicken,
- mix the rest of the ingredient in a separate bowl.
- pour over the chicken and mix it until none of the piloncillo is on top and the chicken is coated with sauce.
- cover and cook at 8 pounds pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure cooker according to your cooker's directions.
I served this with chicken flavored rice pilaf and some rajas and carrots in escabeche.
I made this dish from start to finish in less time than it took the rice to cook.
I can't wait to try the real version.