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Chicken with Anchovies & Capers in the Instant Pot


Great recipe!


4 bone in chicken thighs, skinned

6 anchovies, chopped

1/2 cup rinsed capers

Juice from one lemon

1/2 cup white wine

6 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup chicken broth

Pinch of flour

1 Tbsp chopped parsley


Season the chicken with some salt. Heat the Instant Pot on sauté mode.  Add the olive oil to heat. Brown the chicken thighs on all sides. Remove the thighs to a plate.

Saute the anchovies and garlic until the anchovies have “melted”. You may need to add a little broth to help this along.

Add the lemon juice and wine. Bring to a boil.

Return the chicken thighs to the instant pot. Add the broth.

Close the lid and pressure cook for about 7 minutes. Release the steam vent.

When the steam has been released, open the lid and add the capers. Pressure cook for 2 more minutes.

In the meantime, make a slurry with some flour and broth and set aside.

When the pot has finished, release the pressure. Remove the chicken to a plate, keeping the sauce in the pot.

Add the flour slurry and the chopped parsley to the pot and bring the sauce to a boil using the sauté feature. Adjust the flavor and if it’s too salty, add some water. Thicken as needed with more slurry.  Return the chicken to the  pot, coating it with the sauce.

Serve the chicken with lots of sauce on top.


Italian Chicken Thighs


This was so delicious – exactly the kind of flavors that I grew up with.


Chicken pieces – skinned (enough to lay flat in a pan) – boneless would work, too

3 cloves of garlic, minced

Rosemary sprigs

3 T. tomato paste

White wine


Dry all the chicken pieces. Heat some oil and butter in a pan. Add the chicken and brown well on all sides, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Pour in a splash of white wine and the tomato paste. Add the garlic and the rosemary. Cover and cook until the chicken is done, turning many times. If the liquid starts to evaporate, add a little water.

Frog…I Mean Chicken Fricasee



I got this recipe out of my Cucina Milanese cookbook which I picked up on one of my adventures to Italy – and it’s in the chapter labeled “Snails and Frogs”! Since frogs aren’t easily found here in California (at least not in the grocery store), and I’m not sure I’d be particularly keen to eating frog, I decided to try this recipe with chicken tenders. At least the shape is kind of right….


6 chicken tenders

1/2 c white wine

1 egg yolk

1 lemon

1/2 onion, chopped super fine

1 clove garlic, chopped super fine

Chopped parsley

Chopped basil

Butter & oil


Melt the butter in a pan. Add the oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook until beginning to brown.

Dry the chicken tenders well. Place them in the pan and brown them quickly on both sides.

Add the white wine, reduce the heat, cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

Remove the chicken and set aside.

In a cup, mix the egg yolk with a bit of water. Add the salt, pepper, basil and parsley and mix together. Add this to the pan and heat for a quick moment, until the sauce is thickened. If it needs more thickening, add a little flour (mixed with water).

Return the chicken back and cook together for a little. Serve with the sauce on top.