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It’s funny ever since I came up the BEST WAY TO MAKE CRISPY OVEN “FRIED” wings I’ve been in love with these suckers! I’ve shared with you countless wings recipes throughout the years. Then when I bought my first pressure cooker (Emeril by T-fal CY4000 Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Electric Pressure Cooker) I became addicted to ’em. It’s funny because for decades you couldn’t pay me to eat a wing let alone chicken with bones in it. Oh trust me it was awesome going out on wing night with my friends and Mr. Fantabulous only I was the one ordering something other than wings. OR better yet I’d order wings and use a fork to pick the meat off. God forbid I hit something icky while taking off the meat – yeah I was done and often went hungry. I know, I’m weird.
But slowly I started to appreciate them and realize that meat is often richer and have a more depth of flavor if it’s cooked with the bone. Or as Mr. Fantabulous would say I “suck it up buttercup and put on your big girl panties”! FYI I tried that same tactic with him when it came to telling him to kill the ginormous (when really it was maybe the size of a dime) spider. Yeah I’m pretty sure that I didn’t step in and kill it he was pretty much going to set the house on fire to kill it.
Now if this recipe looks a tad familiar it is. It’s kinda sorta like my Pressure Cookier Asian Sticky Ginger thighs but the ingredients vary slightly. And plus it’s wings. LOL Truth be told he’s odd when it comes to thighs. If we went to say KFC (which has happened maybe 3 times in the bajillion years we’ve been together) he’ll only ever get a breast and to boot he picks off the crispy part. I know, right! Crazy! HOWEVER any time I make thighs he inhales them saying how much he loves them. Yet when I tell him they are thighs he just shakes his head telling me no that I’m mistaken. LOL Ah okay baby.
Oh pressure cooker let me give thanks to you for not letting us starve during this kitchen remodel. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you. You’ve kept me sane, fed and most importantly gave me some really cool topics of conversation. I mean how many people prep food in their bedroom? Yes I actually have a pressure cooker and hot plate in my bedroom right now. I have a card table set up to do all of my prep work and a huge plastic tub I put all of the dirty stuff in that I then lug out to the pool house when the dishes need washed.
I had every intention of calling this dish “Bedroom Thighs” but I decided against it as lord only know what kind of search my recipe would end up in. Again I love kitchen and food porn buuuuuuuuuuuut yeah, ‘bedroom porn’ is not something this blog is about.
And before you see this recipe and go “Aw man, there she goes again with another pressure cooker recipe. What am I supposed to do if I don’t own one?” Fear not loved family – read the notes section of this recipe as I also tell you how you can bake these! So now you have no excuse not to make this!
Chicken thighs are one of those indulgences for me as I don’t buy them often. They taste amazing but then they should, dark meat always has a better richer taste but that also means they are higher in fat and calories. So for me, these are deemed a ‘cheat’ meal. It’s funny though as they are ridiculously cheap here. What are they in your area? Like my butcher typically sells the boneless, skinless ones for 49 cents a pound! I know, right?! That’s insane! So I’ll buy up a big batch of them, portion them out and freeze them.
Thighs add a great depth of flavor to soup, stews and chicken salad!
By now you all know how madly, deeply I am in love with my 6qrt Electric Pressure Cooker. Wait you don’t know this? Oh honey we need to talk! Come grab a seat at my kitchen table, have a cookie (or 3) and let’s chat. You see I cook every day. Every. Single. Day. And while cooking and baking (really anything that involves being the kitchen and creating) is my passion. It allows my creative side to come to light and let my engineering mindset take a breather. You see when I’m in the kitchen I don’t think. I know that sounds odd (or even cocky which I don’t meant) but for me it just makes sense when I craft a new recipe.
My day job is very structured and streamlined. It’s very centered around process, governance and standards. It’s either black or it’s white; there are no gray areas. Well in cooking you run the gamut of colors if you will in that proverbial rainbow. You get to start with a concept, dabble around; perhaps add a little dash of this or a splash of that. You get to play or as I say, create. However there are days that yours truly even gets tired of being in the kitchen. I mean I love it and would so totally move my bed into it but my life is ridiculously busy that I truly do burn the candle at both ends and because I’m crazy I made slices in that candle and started to burn in those slices just so I can get more done in 24 hours. Yeah I know, not a wise or healthy thing to do.
So enter in this FANTABULOUS 6qrt Electric Pressure Cooker. Folks this thing changed my life when it came to cooking.