Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata Recipe

The classic Italian recipe of chicken piccata is simplified by using a pressure cooker. This version serves the savory lemon and caper chicken with rice.


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This was so delicious and juicy. A pressure cooker will keep your kitchen cooler in the warmer months ahead for us.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp capers, rinsed
  • grated zest of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In ziplock bag, combine 2 Tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and add the chicken pieces. Coat the chicken on all sides. Refrigerate in marinade for 2 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the bag and save the marinade. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat the rest of the olive oil and the butter in the pressure cooker. Working in batches, brown the chicken 3 minutes on each side. Put the chicken on a plate after browning.
  4. Add the shallots and cook, stirring until softened.
  5. Add the reserved marinade and the chicken broth to the pot, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. Return the chicken to the pot.
  7. Sprinkle with the capers.
  8. Close the cooker and lock the lid. Pressure cook for 8 minutes. Do a quick release.
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  10. Open the pressure cooker and stir in the lemon zest. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  11. Serve chicken with sauce poured over.
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May 10, 20170 found this helpful

You've finally convinced me to get a pressure cooker. Thanks for your recipes. :)

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May 10, 20170 found this helpful

I'm glad:) You don't have to get an Instant Pot. I have a Presto old school one with the weight on top that I used successfully for many years.


It was $40, and is stainless steel.

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May 15, 20170 found this helpful

You'll love it attosa!

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