Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #58: Beer Braised Chicken, Potatoes, and Peas
My trouble with my pressure cooker challenge is not that I am having trouble finding recipes to cook, but finding the time to cook and blog them. Where better to turn for quick recipes than the 30-minute meal queen herself, Rachel Ray?! With my pressure cooker even the longer cook time recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes.
My students love cooking shows so I ordered a subscription to Rachel Ray magazine. It is such a great addition to my classroom library. The recipes are all basic enough for my students to attempt but interesting enough that they are excited to try. Unlike other magazines, the recipe ingredients are relatively inexpensive and easy to source.
I also appreciate the consumer science components of the magazine. It highlights skills I like to teach like unit pricing and brand comparisons.
This recipe is one that I cannot recommend to my students. Beer is one of my favorite ingredients at home, however. I can also drink the leftovers… Not something to do at work!
Beer Braised Chicken, Potatoes, and Peas
Adapted from Every Day with Rachel Ray October 2012
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 2 chicken hind quarters
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 3/4 C beer
- 2 T mustard
- 4 small potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half
- 2 C frozen peas
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat oil in pressure cooker with lid off. Brown chicken on all sides, turning occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
- Remove chicken from pan. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Add beer and mustard. Scrape the bottom of pan.
- Place potatoes cut-side down into the pressure cooker. Arrange the chicken over the potatoes.
- Lock the lid in place. Cook at full pressure for 8 minutes. Allow pressure to drop naturally. Measure with a thermometer to be sure the chicken has been cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the chicken and potatoes from the cooker. Pour the peas into the cooker and cook through.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
On November 17, 2012 I married the love of my life and met a new love: My pressure cooker!
To spread the love I’m using my pressure cooker every day and sharing the recipes on my blog.