Instant Pot Chicken Parm Soup

If you love chicken parmesan, you are going to love this Instant Pot Chicken Parm Soup. This soup is made easy in the Instant Pot with our favorite chicken, a flavorful tomato broth and topped with all the classic chicken parm flavors. Made in partnership with my friends at Farmer Focus!

Chicken parmesan soupInstant Pot Chicken Parmesan Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Parm Soup takes all the classic flavors of chicken parmesan but cooked up conveniently in soup form, without much work. It is pure comfort food in a bowl, but this version is lightened up compared to the classic. This dish starts off by cooking up chicken in a flavorful broth, quickly, in the Instant Pot. Then some pasta is cooked right in the broth, though this step is optional if you want to keep it low-carb. We then top the soup with parmesan cheese and my favorite gluten-free breadcrumb alternative: pecan breadcrumbs! I really love how special these nut breadcrumbs make the dish. They are naturally gluten-free and really give you that breadcrumb flavor, in a nutrient dense form.

Why Cooking Dinner in the Instant Pot is the Best

We could sing praises all day about about why we love the Instant Pot, especially for easy dinners! This appliance isn’t just for making quick work of typically long braised dishes like beef barbacoa or pork carnitas. It’s also great for quick weeknight dinners that don’t actually require much hands-on cooking. This Instant Pot Chicken Parm soup is great for all of that. The recipe doesn’t require very much prep work aside from gathering some ingredients. All that means an easy delicious meal without much effort.

Ingredients for chicken Parm soupChicken Parm Soup Ingredients

  • Farmer Focus Chicken Breast
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato Paste
  • Diced Tomato
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dried Oregano
  • Chicken Broth
  • Penne Pasta
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pecan “Breadcrumbs”

A Note about Cooking Pasta in Soup

We call for cooking the pasta directly inside the tomato broth for this soup. But a word of caution, only do this if you plan to consume immediately. As with any soup recipe, if you cook the pasta directly in the soup, the longer it sits the more broth the pasta will soak up. Eventually the pasta will become water logged if stored, and can disintegrate. So if you want to make this soup as a make-ahead lunch or dinner, cook the pasta and store the pasta separately and only add it when you are ready to eat.

Instant pot chicken parm soup with a ladleWhy we Choose Farmer Focus to Raise the Chicken We Buy

I am so happy to continue my partnership with my friends at Farmer Focus to bring you today’s easy Instant Pot chicken recipe! Farmer Focus has been my go-to, trusted chicken for years now, because they pride themselves in producing the highest quality meat grown on family-owned farms. I love being able to grab up a package of Farmer Focus chicken at the grocery store and not having to question whether it is truly coming from meat raised in a humane way.

Farmer Focus is building partnerships with growers through their innovative Farmer Focus Business Model

Farmer Focus is a company that supports their farmer partners and that is working hard to do things right and truly raise and produce the highest quality chicken! Every Farmer Focus product includes a 4-letter farm I.D. that traces your chicken to the farm that raised it. Buying meat from Farmer Focus also gives me peace of mind that I am supporting hard working family farmers.

Farmer Focus chickens are humanely raised and fed a diet free from animal byproducts, pesticides, and antibiotics. On their website you can see where all of the farms are located, so you know just where your chicken was raised! How awesome is that?!

You can also use their easy store locator to find where you can get this amazing quality chicken near you.

Sprinkling Parm on chicken Parm soupSwaps for this Chicken Parmesan Soup

Want to make this dairy-free? Simply leave out the cheese on the top! Of course, part of the flavor profile on chicken Parm, is well, the Parm! But this soup is flavorful enough that it won’t be missed too much.

Want to make this nut-free? Go ahead and leave out the pecan breadcrumbs. If you wanted to substitute them with regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs, that works too!

Don’t have an Instant Pot?

You can make this soup in the stove top too!

  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Add in diced tomato, chicken breasts and broth and stir together. Lower heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 30 minutes. Remove chicken, dice and set aside
  2. Add in 1 cup of water and bring the broth to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the breadcrumbs: Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add pecans, italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook stirring occasionally until the pecans smell toasted, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the pasta has finished cooking, place the diced chicken back in the pot. If needed, add remaining cup of water to thin out the soup.
  5. Serve the soup with a garnish of parmesan cheese, “breadcrumbs” and parsley.

Chicken Parmesan soup in a bowl

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Instant Pot Chicken Parm Soup

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:20 Inactive Time 00:10 Total Time 00:35 Yields 4

Ingredients

For Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1-½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can diced tomato
  • 1-½ pounds Farmer Focus boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water, or more if needed
  • 4 ounces penne pasta
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish

For Pecan “Breadcrumbs”:

Directions

  1. Press the saute function in a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot and add olive oil. Once hot, add onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Add in diced tomato, chicken breasts and broth and stir together. Shut off the saute function.
  2. Close the lid and set the pressure-release valve to sealing. Cook soup on manual high pressure for 9 minutes with a quick release. Remove chicken, dice to bite-sized pieces and cover to keep warm while the pasta cooks.
  3. Press the saute function on the Instant Pot and add in 1 cup of water. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the breadcrumbs: Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add pecans, italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook stirring occasionally until the pecans smell toasted, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Once the pasta has finished cooking, place the diced chicken back in the pot. If needed, add remaining cup of water to thin out the soup.
  6. Serve the soup with a garnish of parmesan cheese, “breadcrumbs” and parsley.
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One Pan Moroccan Fish

This One Pan Moroccan Fish is a super flavorful and easy-to-prepare weeknight dish! It’s got a nice hint of heat and is loaded with hearty veggies! Made in under 30 minutes, this Paleo and Whole30 friendly dish is your ticket to healthy and comforting dinner.


One Pan Moroccan Fish

I love getting inspired by other cuisines. I am always impressed with the different combinations of various spices and how they come together to bring delicious warm flavors. This one pan Moroccan fish recipe is just that: it’s loaded with flavor and packed with veggies. It’s also an elegant looking dinner that nobody would guess was super easy to prepare. It takes less than 30 minutes and requires only ONE pan.

This spiced Moroccan Fish recipe is so hearty and comforting. You start off by sautéing some veggies in a pan and then keep building the flavor up from there with warms spices and tomatoes. Next, you nestle in the halibut for a quick 7 minute cook time. It is filling all on it’s own, but certainly can be served with some rice or even some light beans, like chickpeas!

How can you tell when fish is cooked through?

Fish cooks quickly and becomes more “fishy” if it’s overcooked so it’s important to cook it correctly! There are a few ways to tell when a fish is done. A fish is cooked through when it is opaque and flakey on the outside. To ensure it’s cooked through in the middle you can stick a thin butter knife into the center of the fish. If the fish gives any resistance, then it’s still needs a bit more cooking time. If the butter knife is inserted easily inside the fish without any resistance the fish is done. Remove it from the heat immediately.

Alternatively you can take the fish temperature with an instant read thermometer. Properly cooked fish can be taken off of the heat at 140ºF, and it will continue to cook for another minute or two off of the heat naturally and will bring it up to the proper temperature of 145ºF.

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One Pan Moroccan Fish

Prep Time 7 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:17

Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil and garlic in a pan
  • Add in zucchini, onion, carrots, and garlic and sauté until veggies are soft
  • Add in whole peeled tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • Bring to a boil then reduce and let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes
  • Spread a space slightly for the fish
  • Salt the fish lightly
  • Place fish in the sauce, cover, and let cook until the fish is opaque (about 7 or so minutes)
  • Add capers and serve!
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    Israeli Salad

    Israeli Salad {low-carb, vegan option, grain-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This one-bowl Israeli Salad is the perfect refreshing Spring and Summer side-dish! I like to make a big bowl of it and keep it in the fridge all week long! The flavors from the lemon, tomatoes, onion, and herbs go so nicely with almost anything!

    Israeli cucumber Salad recipeIsraeli Salad Recipe

    I discovered the delicious Israeli salad a number of years back on a trip to Israel and I have loved it ever since. I often forget about this simple salad, and go a long time without making it. This summer I am teaching art classes at the Jewish Community Center and have rediscovered my love for it, as they often have it in the Cafe. Now that your tomatoes are ripening, get ready to make this delicious salad all season long! Low-carb, vegan-friendly option, and so so simple to toss together!

    Israeli Salad recipeIngredients for this Israeli Salad:

    • Cucumbers
    • Ripe tomatoes
    • Red onion
    • Italian parsley
    • Extra-virgin olive oil
    • Lemon Juice
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Feta cheese (optional)
    • Green pepper (0ptional)
    • Chickpeas (optional)

    How to Make it:

    This isn’t complicated to make, but does involve some chopping! Once that’s done, place all the ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat!

    israeli chopped salad recipe

    How long will this last?

    I keep this salad for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, but it is best served within 2-3 days.

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    Israeli Salad

    Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 00:10 Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and parsley in a medium mixing bowl.
    2. Add in lemon juice, olive oil, and spices and mix well to coat. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
    3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

    Recipe Notes

    • *Tip: to prevent salad from getting too watery, scoop out the seeds from the tomatoes before chopping.
    • **Photos updated April, 2017
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    Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction (Gluten-Free)

    This Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction is everything you want about summer: filled with fresh veggies, simple to put together and the most flavorful drizzle thanks to tart cherries. It uses my classic gluten-free and paleo pizza crust, with a white ricotta and garlic base, and can be thrown together SO quickly! Seriously, it’s so easy to make! Topped with all your in-season veggies and you have the ultimate summer veggie pizza. Made in partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute!

    Healthy Veggie Pizza

    Garden Veggie Pizza

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at the Cherry Marketing Institute today to bring you this Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction recipe straight from my CSA and garden to your kitchen! U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherries can be enjoyed year-round, and you can find them dried, frozen and in canned forms, in addition to juice and concentrate. Today, we’re using dried tart cherries AND the tart cherry juice and they totally make this pizza!! I love the tart sweetness playing off the savory garden veggies and ricotta! It is the ultimate summer pizza combination.

    White Veggie Pizza

    SO, why do I choose Montmorency tart cherries? Well, let’s get a little science-y for a second! For one, they are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sweet-tart taste. This phytonutrient, a type of flavonoid, is also behind the potential health-promoting properties of Montmorency tart cherries. From exercise recovery to sleep and heart health to inflammation, like soothing arthritis symptoms these Montmorency tart cherries have been credited with an array of health advantages! I seriously love them so much!

    Healthy Veggie Pizza Slice

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    Garden Veggie Pizza

    Just look at that cherry balsamic drizzle!!! And it’s so easy to make. This crust is no-fuss, paleo-friendly, and SO good. Seriously, I’ve tried A LOT of gluten-free pizza crusts and this one is my all-time favorite.

    Gluten Free Veggie Pizza

    Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction (Gluten-Free)

    Total Time 0:00 Serves 2

    Ingredients

      Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction

    • 1/4 cup Montmorency tart cherry juice
    • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, good quality
    • Pizza Dough

    • 1 cup tapioca flour
    • 3 tablespoon coconut flour
    • 3 tablespoon ground flax seed
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/3 cup palm shortening
    • 1/3 cup warm water
    • Everything Else

    • 1/3 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese (see note for dairy-free)
    • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 2 garlic cloves, grated
    • 4 chives, sliced fine
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    • 1/2 large zucchini, grated and squeezed in a clean kitchen towel to drain liquid
    • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, divided
    • 2 cups arugula
    • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
    • coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper, for serving

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350º.
    2. Make tart cherry balsamic reduction by place juice and vinegar in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium. Bring to a boil and let cook for 2 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly. You do not want to overcook this as it will turn to candy as it cools! Remove from pan and set aside in a small bowl to cool.
    3. Meanwhile make pizza dough: In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, flax seed, baking powder and salt. Add in the egg and shortening and mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Add the warm water and mix until the dough is smooth.
    4. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Top with another piece of parchment and using a rolling pin gently roll out the dough into a circle that is about 1/2" thick. Remove the top piece of parchment and par-bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 minutes.
    5. Make the ricotta mixture by whisking together in a bowl the ricotta, parmesan cheese, garlic, chives, and ground pepper.
    6. Top the par-baked dough with the ricotta mixture and spread to the edges, leaving 1/2" of space for the crust. Top with grated and drained zucchini, tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the dried tart cherries.
    7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the edges of the ricotta mixture is beginning to turn a light brown (the pizza crust doesn't change much color).
    8. Take the pizza out and let cool for a few minutes before continuing on.
    9. In a small bowl combine arugula, oil and a pinch of coarse salt and gentle massage the arugula to break it down slightly.
    10. Top the pizza with the arugula, remaining tart cherries and drizzle with the tart cherry reduction. Top with coarse sea salt and ground pepper and enjoy immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    1. This is one of those ingredients that really pays off when you use a higher quality. If you have a very inexpensive balsamic vinegar you may need to reduce the cherry and balsamic glaze for longer to achieve the correct consistency.
    2. To make paleo, sub ricotta for dairy-free version and omit parmesan cheese. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to dairy-free ricotta mixture.
    3. This serves 2, go ahead and double to make two pizzas to feed 4.
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    This post is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love tart cherries and think you’ll love them too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

     

    Lebanese Green Beans And Beef

     

    A warmly spiced dish, Lubee is braised Lebanese Green Beans and Beef in a tomato sauce with cinnamon. Perfect for a cozy unique fall dinner.

    Lebanese Green Beans and Beef

    Lubee Recipe: Lebanese Green Beans And Beef

    This Middle Eastern dish from my girlfriend, Liz‘ newest Cookbook, The Ultimate Syrian Sunday Dinner, makes for such a perfect freezer-friendly comforting dish. On cold Fall and Winter nights, I want something simple, flavorful, and hearty and this dish is just that! One-pan and limited ingredients… it just doesn’t get any better than this!

    When my good friend Liz, from the food blog The Lemon Bowl, published a Food From Our Ancestors eCookbook series featuring home-style Italian family recipes, I knew I was going to be in LOVE. Her series of 4 e-books has recipes like Shrimp Scampi and Eggplant Parmesan, authentic Mexican Posole Rojo and Enchiladas Verdes, homemade Jewish Challah Bread and Beef Brisket and SO many awesome recipes from her newest book, the Ultimate Syrian Sunday Dinner Cookbook!

    Make this on a Sunday for meal prep and enjoy the leftovers all week long! This dish is also very freezer friendly. Feel free to make a big batch and freeze the leftovers for an easily re-heatable dinner for those busy days when just don’t have time to cook!

    Syrian Cookbook Cover

    This dish is featured in the Syrian Cookbook edition and will definitely not disappoint. Tender beef stewed over low heat with sweet tomatoes, cinnamon, and green beans all served over cauliflower rice with parsley and an optional dollop of yogurt… count us IN! We loved this dinner!

    Lubee: Lebanese Green Beans and Beef | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Lubee Lebanese Green Beans And Beef

    Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Total Time 2:15 Serves 4

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons clarified butter
    • 1 pound chuck roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 32 ounces tomato sauce
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut in 2-inch pieces, fresh or frozen
    • minced parsley to garnish
    • rice pilaf and plain yogurt to serve

    Directions

    1.Heat clarified butter over medium-high heat in a large stockpot.
    2.Sprinkle beef cubes evenly with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Add beef and onions to the pan and cook until meat begins to brown and onions start to become translucent, about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
    3.Sprinkle in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cinnamon. Add tomatoes to the pot and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for two hours or longer. (You’ll know the dish is ready when the beef is tender.)
    4.Once the meat is tender, add green beans to the pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until beans are tender, about 45 minutes.
    5.Serve over rice pilaf and a dollop of plain yogurt. Garnish with fresh parsley.

    Recipe Notes

    *Try this in the slow cooker! In a medium skillet, sear the beef over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Place beef in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

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    You’re going to absolutely love this collection. You can now learn more and buy all four editions of the Food From Our Ancestors eCookbook series for just $12.99 HERE!

    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    This Chicken Cacciatore has the best fall-of-the-bone chicken and is packed with veggies and hearty flavor! A healthier version of the classic Italian dish everyone will LOVE, that’s made quickly in your Instant Pot pressure cooker! Easy Chicken Cacciatore

    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    This fall-off-the-bone chicken is hearty and flavorful, and serves a crowd or makes for delicious leftovers. The pressure cooker is one of my new favorite gadgets. Why? Because a chicken this tender and flavorful usually requires cooking low and slow, yet we made it quick!

    What do you eat chicken cacciatore with?

    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    Serve it over rice, cauliflower rice, or gluten-free rice pasta for the perfect meal!

    Which instant pot to get?

    I love my 6 qt. Duo. If you’re often cooking for more than 4 people, I’d go for the 8 qt.

    What can I cook in instant pot?

    Lots of things, but let me say, not EVERYTHING. I’ve seen people wanting to make every single thing in the Instant Pot and I don’t think it works like that. It’s used for convenience. It cooks fast and definitely can cook things uniquely that you can’t get over the stovetop. With that said, it cooks food using water or other cooking liquid. Pressure is created by boiling a liquid, such as water or broth, inside the closed pressure cooker. The trapped steam increases the internal pressure and allows the temperature to rise. So since it steams, you wouldn’t want to make things like steak in your pressure cooker. Does that make sense?

    How do you use an instant pot?

    Based on what you’re cooking, add a cup or so of cooking liquid or of water to the pressure cooking pot. Lock the lid in place and make sure the valve is in the sealing/pressure cooking position. Select a pressure cooking button and let it cook! Use quick release or natural release (see below) once done, then enjoy!

    InstantPot Chicken Cacciatore over pasta

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    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 0:30 Yields 6

    Ingredients

    • 8 chicken legs and/or thighs
    • 2 teaspoons sea salt, use more as necessary for coating chicken and seasoning at the end
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, use more as necessary  for coating chicken and seasoning at the end
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin strips
    • 3 carrots, minced
    • 1 red pepper, diced medium
    • 1/2 pound mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
    • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 14.5 oz can Tuttorosso diced tomatoes in juice
    • 14.5 oz can Tuttorosso diced tomatoes in juice, pulsed in a food processor or blender
    • 2 tablespoons freshly parsley, plus more to garnish
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

    Directions

    1. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Set the pressure cooker to the saute setting at high heat. Add in oil. Working in batches sear chicken until golden brown, about five minutes on each side, adding more oil as necessary. The chicken should not be fully cooked at this stage but the skin should be nicely browned. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
    2. Add onion, carrots, peppers, and mushrooms to the pressure cooker and saute until vegetables are soft, scrapping up browned bits, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bay leaf, chicken broth, tomatoes, fresh thyme, fresh parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Return chicken to pressure cooker and press into tomatoes until they are mostly covered.
    3. Place lid on pressure cooker and lock in place. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Release pressure using quick release valve and remove lid. Remove bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (If a thicker sauce is desired, you can remove the chicken to a plate and simmer sauce until it is the desired thickness. Do this before seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.)
    4. Garnish with parsley and serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or gluten-free pasta.

    Recipe Notes

    * Don't have a pressure cooker, cook this on the stovetop as well using Nanny's Potted Chicken on page 160 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook as a reference! In a large braising pan or Dutch oven, follow steps 1-2 as directed, cover, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 90-100 minutes.

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    This post is sponsored by Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are always 100% my own!