Algerian Braised Chicken with Orzo

Algerian Braised Chicken With Orzo Recipe

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Jason Koch

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Pressure cookers introduced by French colonizers changed how Alergians prepared this traditionally slow-cooked dish.

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Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    orzo
  • 1 lb
    skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1.5" chunks
  • 3 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large
    onion, sliced
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly ground pepper

How to Make Algerian Braised Chicken with Orzo

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium high heat. Add orzo and sauté 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until orzo begins to turn light brown. Spoon into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heating remaining olive oil in pressure cooker over high heat. Add chicken, garlic, and onion and saute, stirring frequently, 6-8 minutes, or until chicken begins brown. Add remaining ingredients except browned orzo. Stir well.
  3. Position the lid and lock in place. Bring to high pressure. Adjust heat to stabilize pressure and cook 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and lower pressure cooker under cold running water. Open cooker; season to taste.
  4. Stir in the orzo. Position the lid and lock in place. Bring to high pressure. Adjust heat to stabilize pressure and cook 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and lower pressure by placing the pressure cooker under cold running water. Open the cooker. If the orzo is not tender, simmer, uncovered 2-3 minutes.

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About Algerian Braised Chicken with Orzo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American




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