Pressure-Cooker Chicken with Olives & Artichokes
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing
Very bland and tasteless.Don't waste your time.Much better recipes are available.
I was so excited to make this for a friend visiting from Spain. The orange juice was overpowering (I used fresh squeezed) and it was to saucy and bland. I added more salt and pepper and boiled the sauce down and this helped a little, but I definitely would not make this again.
This was a hit with my family, including the kids! We all love olives and artichokes, so it seemed like a natural winner. I was skeptical that the orange juice might clash with the olives, but I think the chicken broth tempers it so that you don't even notice it. If you wanted to, white wine might be a good substitute, but I'm not going to change it in the future. Goes well with wild rice and baby bellas with spinach/artichoke/cheese mixture.
So I thought this looked absolutely amazing so I decided to make it for a first date dinner.......well it was anything but amazing. It did however provide us with a very good laugh. So for starters, the combination of flavors was extremely odd. I decided to leave the skin on (probably my worst mistake) because I thought it would be nice and crispy (O it was not). When u pour liquid over it all crispyness goes right out the window. When the timer went off and the lid was lifted all of the liquid was still present making a chicken soup of sorts which I was not expecting. So after straining out the meat and olives and artichokes the dish just looked like a very bland pile on a plate. The first bite was interesting to say the least. The orange juice was the only flavor present and it was not a pleasant one at that. The chicken had no other flavor besides that. The olives were disgusting and the artichoke didn’t taste at all like artichoke. Well, I provided a very good laugh for a first date meal that’s for sure. Guess that’s what really matters. Not sure where I went wrong with this dish but if I make it again I am definitely changing 90% of this recipe. I do not recommend it as is.