Tagine of Chicken and Olives, a pressure cooker recipe

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Are you looking for easy to prepare main dishes that everyone will enjoy? Give this Tangine a try. The flavor is delicious but not overpowering. It is also "pressure-cooker" quick, with a cooked all-day rich flavor, you will love.

Tangine of Chicken and Olives is an earthy dish of bright flavor and delicious goodness! It is perfect for weeknights with its easy preparation, only calling for basic pantry items, and your family will love it...especially if you are a green olive fan! It goes without saying it is also perfect to whip up when you are expecting guests, they don't need to know how easy it is to prepare. I hope you give it a try.

Tagine of Chicken and Olives, a pressure cooker recipe.
Tangine of Chicken and Green Olives

I have become fortunate in that my husband is having some "at home" time. And as it turns out, he is a good cook! Even venturing out into the world of pressure cooking. I have to say it is wonderful to come home and have dinner ready, the table set and a glass of wine waiting for me........

You know this girl would like to could get used to this, but I digress, let's get on to the recipe! Because I know there are hungry people to feed at your house as well.
Tagine of Chicken and Olives, another easy to prepare pressure cooker recipe
Tangine of Chicken and Olives

Tagine of Chicken and Olives
adapted from:  The Ultimate Pressure Cooker Cookbook
updated 02/2020

1/4 c olive oil
3 c chopped onions
6 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 T flour
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves  OR 6 thighs, cut in half (we used thighs)
2 c chicken stock (bone broth)
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t fresh ground pepper
1 10 oz jar of pitted Spanish Manzanilla olives drained well

3 c cooked rice
fresh minced parsley - if desired

Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker pan, saute the onions 4-5 minutes until soft. Do Not Brown.  If your electric pressure cooker does not have a "saute" feature, you will want to complete these next steps in a skillet on your stove. Add the carrots and garlic, saute 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, sprinkle with the flour and stir well to incorporate the flour into the vegetables.

Return the sauteed vegetable mixture to the pressure cooker, add chicken, broth, and seasonings. Heat according to manufacturers' directions. When pressure is established, cook 12 minutes. Release pressure, add olives, lock lid and bring back up to pressure and cook on high 3 minutes. 

Remove from heat, and lower pressure using a quick-release method per the manufacturer, usually a cold water release for stovetop models. For electric cookers, follow manufacturers' directions. Open the cooker, taste and correct seasoning if needed.

To serve, add a scoop of rice to a soup plate, surround with meat, vegetables, and broth. Add fresh parsley if desired.

Tagine of Chicken and Olives, a pressure cooker recipe

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** If needed, saute vegetables in a skillet before placing it into the cooker, proceed from there as directed.

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  1. This looks good! I might be tempted to add in some golden raisins? --Rocquie

    1. Golden raisins sound like an idea worth trying, thank for the suggestion!

  2. Oh wow!!! This looks so great for a weeknight dinner. I love using my pressure cooker.

    1. Me too! I hope you give it a try, it is a bit different than the usual chicken recipe, and quite delicious!


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