Friday, December 2, 2016

Pressure Cooker Chicken Marsala

You have heard me rave about my Instant Pot and how much I love it.  Well, today's recipe is another get tasting dinner you can make in your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker with little time and fuss. 

Start by browning your chicken breasts  in your pressure cooker. When the chicken has browned, remove and add in the onion and thyme.  Next add your mushrooms and brown them.  The next ingredients that go into the pot are garlic, salt, pepper, flour, Marsala, and the chicken stock.  Cook these ingredients for about 2 minutes.  Return the chicken to the pressure cooked, close and lock the lid and set pressure to low.

While the chicken is cooking, cook up some pasta.  When the pasta is done transfer it to a serving platter to place the chicken on top.

When the chicken is done open the pressure release valve and allow the stem to escape.  Unlock the pressure cooker and  carefully remove the lid.  Place chicken on top of the pasta and spoon the sauce over the chicken and pasta.  Serve.

Delicious and so easy to make.   Enjoy.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Marsala 
From Relish 

4 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup sliced yellow onion (1 medium onion)
1 sprig fresh thyme, plus 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
12 ounces mushrooms such as shiitake or button, wiped clean, stemmed and sliced
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 to 3 cloves)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Marsala
1 1/2 cups homemade chicken stock or packaged low-sodium chicken broth
Cooked penne pasta or other pasta for serving

  1. Season the chicken all over with 1 teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper.
  2. Set a 6-quart pressure cooker to the “browning” program and add 1 tablespoon of the butter. When the butter has melted, brown the chicken, in batches, on one side for 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3.  Add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter to the pressure cooker. When it has melted, add the onion and thyme sprig, and cook until the onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, until browned. Stir in the garlic, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir in the flour and continue to cook, stirring as needed, for 2 minutes. Add the Marsala, simmer for 3 minutes, and then add the chicken stock. Return the chicken breasts to the pressure cooker, browned side up. Close and lock the lid, and set to “low pressure” for 2 minutes.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta, and cook according to the package directions.
  5. Open the pressure release valve and allow the steam to escape. Unlock and carefully open the lid. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Discard the thyme sprig. Set the pressure cooker to the “simmer” program and reduce the sauce until the desired consistency is reached, about 3 minutes. Stir in the thyme leaves. Serve the Chicken Marsala over the pasta.

    Serves 4



  1. Can't remember when I last had chicken Marsala..this looks awesome!

  2. Love this, perfect comfort food for a chilly day! I am looking into the instant pots, sounds like a great easy way to cook. And I'm looking for easy! Thanks for posting about it again!

    1. You must get an Instant Pot. I really love mine.