Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata Recipe

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
May 10, 2017

Chicken Piccata, rice and vegetables on plateThis 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

Source: Facebook group


  • 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
Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata


  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. chicken thighs on cutting board
  3. Remove the chicken from the bag and save the marinade. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  4. patting chicken thighs dry

  5. 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.
  6. Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata
    browned chicken thighs on plate
  7. Add the shallots and cook, stirring until softened.
  8. Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata
  9. Add the reserved marinade and the chicken broth to the pot, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  10. Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata
  11. Return the chicken to the pot.
  12. browning chicken in pan

  13. Sprinkle with the capers.
  14. browned chicken and capers in pan
  15. Close the cooker and lock the lid. Pressure cook for 8 minutes. Do a quick release.
  16. Open the pressure cooker and stir in the lemon zest. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  17. Pressure Cooker Chicken Piccata
  18. Serve chicken with sauce poured over.
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
May 10, 20170 found this helpful

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

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
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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