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Friday, January 18, 2019

Sweet & Sour Chicken (Pressure Cooker)

I use my pressure cooker several times a week. I love how easy it is to make flavorful food. It's especially handy when I go through the entire day thinking that I should decide on something for dinner - and then the day is over, and I haven't decided a thing. With the pressure cooker, I can just pull something out of the freezer and still have dinner on the table at a reasonable time.

I've made this particular recipe several times. I just keep forgetting to take any pictures... And the pictures I finally took this week aren't all that great, but I'm still gonna post.

Sweet & Sour Chicken (Pressure Cooker)

  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 T cornstarch (mixed with 3-4 T water)
  1. Drain pineapple, adding juice to PC and reserving the chunks.
  2. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and water with the pineapple juice.
  3. Place chicken breast in PC, close lid and seal. For frozen breasts, set time for 16 minutes. If you're using thawed chicken breasts, 10 minutes should be enough - or 5 minutes if you cut the chicken into chunks first. Allow pressure to release naturally.
  4. Remove lid from pressure cooker. Remove chicken; cut into chunks or shred (unless you already cut it up, then just leave it in there). Set PC to saute and add vegetables. Stir in cornstarch mixed with water and continue cooking until vegetables are almost cooked and sauce is thickened and bubbly. Add reserved pineapple chunks and chicken; continue heating for a minute or two. 
  5. Serve with rice and chow mein noodles.

Super simple and tasty! And, of course, feel free to add whatever vegetables you have.

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