Pressure-Cooker Chicken Marbella

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. + releasing


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
It's sweet, briny, savory and herbal, and it packs a big punch of garlic. The Mediterranean flavors make me think of dinner on the patio with family or friends. — Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Chicken Marbella Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pitted green olives, divided
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Hot cooked couscous


  1. Place broth, 1/2 cup olives, 1/2 cup dried plums, oregano, brown sugar, capers, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Place chicken in pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  2. Chop remaining olives and dried plums. Remove chicken; keep warm. Stir parsley, wine, lemon juice and remaining olives and plums into olive mixture. Serve with chicken and couscous.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh: 352 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.