Garlicky Chicken Pressure Cooker Stew Recipe


Cal/Serving: 582
Daily Value: 29%
Servings: 4

High-Fiber, Low-Fat
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A4880IU98%
Vitamin C12mg19%
Thiamin (B1)1mg39%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg26%
Niacin (B3)28mg142%
Vitamin B62mg122%
Folic Acid (B9)152µg38%
Vitamin B120µg8%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E1mg4%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated3g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated2g0%
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Garlicky Chicken Pressure Cooker Stew

Ah, the wonders of pressure cooking — in a mere 20 minutes from start to finish (including cooking time) you can make a big batch of homemade chicken stew that's piping hot and ready to eat. What's more, the stew also includes items like lentils, brown rice, and potatoes, which normally take about an hour to break down. Plus, with minimal prep work involved, this recipe will make you seem like a superhuman who can get it all done with time to spare. 



  • 2 pounds bone-in skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
  • 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 russet potato, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cups chicken broth, preferably homemade
  • 2 cups water


Brown the chicken breasts on all sides using either the browning function of the pressure cooker or a heavy pan set over medium-high heat, then set the chicken aside. 

Add the garlic, potatoes, lentils, rice, spices, and chicken to the pressure cooker pot — stir everything gently to coat. Add the broth and water to the pot, making sure the chicken is completely covered. The liquid should not fill the pot more than 60 percent of the way. Secure the pressure cooker according to your model's instructions and adjust the settings to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. 

When the stew is done cooking, carefully alleviate the cooking pressure using the quick release function, and serve immediately, or store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Recipe Details

Servings: 4
Total time: 20 minutes

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lili's picture

Reading this took me back to my childhood. using the pressure cooker was the part of our daily cooking.

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