Tastes Like Pie Chicken (pressure cooker)

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Since I was gifted my spaceship, my Breville FastSlow Pro, making last minute meals has been a breeze. It’s an impressive looking machine and it makes all sorts of fun and often surpising noises. Hence it was dubbed the spaceship. One of my favorite foods to throw in there is chicken thighs. They lend themselves so well to saucy, pull apart kind of dishes. Pork, bone broth and rice too!

This last minute inspiration came together because honestly I have pie on the mind. Ever since my fourth of July berry pie with a killer cassava flour crust, I am dying to make another one. And if we’re being honest, this chicken would lend itself beautifully to a flaky cassava crust! But I’m just coming off a weekend of festivities and I’m watching my macros. In the pursuit of low carb paleo goals… I opted out of the pie crust for this pie-tastic pulled chicken… but I still served it in a pie dish, because it’s adorable.

The tender skinless, boneless thighs were cooked in ripe pear, fresh turmeric and coconut aminos with a cinnamon stick and smoked salt for a delicate saucy finish. I added a little drizzle of maple syrup and reduced it to sweet perfection. I added the fresh mint and blueberries at the end to emphasize the sweetness of the dish, and boy oh boy, it really is pie worthy! A fantastic savory dish that’s a little on the sweet side!

Tastes Like Pie Chicken (pressure cooker)
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
556 calories
23 g
306 g
26 g
56 g
9 g
383 g
2568 g
15 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
383g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556
Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 9g
44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 306mg
102%
Sodium 2568mg
107%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 15g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
6%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. 1 medium onion, vidalia or sweet
  3. 1 bosc pear, ripe (you may also use an apple)
  4. 1 tbsp fresh minced turmeric root
  5. 2 tsp smoked salt, I used smoked Maldon Salt
  6. 2 tbsp non-hydrogenated organic palm oil shortening (or preffered fat)
  7. 2 tsp lemon juice
  8. 2 tsp coconut aminos
  9. 1 smashed garlic clove
  10. 1 stick cinnamon
  11. 1 tbsp cassava flour, I use Otto's
  12. a drizzle of maple syrup
  13. 2-3 sprigs mint
  14. 1/2 or more of fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Set your electronic pressure cooker to 'saute" mode.
  2. Add in palm oil shortening.
  3. Peel and slice your onion.
  4. Peel and mince an inch or so long chunk of turmeric root.
  5. Peel and dice your pear.
  6. Add in the onion and turmeric to the pot and stir occasionally while they brown for a few minutes.
  7. Add in the cassava flour and mix well.
  8. Sprinkle the salt all over the chicken thighs and add it in to the pressure cooker next.
  9. Stir well, then add in the garlic, lemon, pear and coconut aminos. Add in the cinnamon stick. Stir.
  10. Set the pressure cooker to it's "pressure cooking" mode, then set it to poultry.
  11. This should be 10.0-12.0 PSI for 20 minutes.
  12. When it's done, and the pressure has been released, open the lid.
  13. There will be quite a bit of liquid, drizzle in the maple syrup.
  14. Set the pressure cooker to "reduce" mode.
  15. Let it reduce for 10 minutes.
  16. Stir occasionally.
  17. When done, serve, mix in blueberries and garnish with mint.
  18. If you're up for it... top with pie crust or biscuits and bake to comfort food perfections...Or serve as it, over cauli-rice or over baked sweet potato!
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calories
556
fat
26g
protein
56g
carbs
23g
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