After hoarding several cans of green chilies since gawd knows when, I finally decided that I had been silly long enough, and opened not one, but two of them. Trying to break myself of “saving the good stuff for absolutely no reason at all” is painfully hard.
I seriously need help.
Am I the only one that does this? I mean, it’s not like it’s the last of the green chiles on planet Earth.
Do you, too, save that last coveted can or jar of olives, specialty salsa – – from a gift basket last year, or those dried morel mushrooms that have now disintegrated from 1987? I hope I’m not alone on this!
So, it was time for a purge the pantry day, and make this simple, flavorful dish of chicken so tender it melts in your mouth, smothered in a rich and creamy sauce! It could not have been more welcome on a dreary, cold and rainy day!
I think that you’re going to love this Creamy Green Chili and Sour Cream Chicken in the Pressure Cooker just as much as we did!
First, right off the bat, don’t be afraid of pressure cookers. They’re SIMPLE to use, and fantastic to quickly make tough, inexpensive cuts of meat spoon tender!
They also cook everything VERY quickly, making it perfect for busy days when you need to get supper on the table fast! If you want, you can probably try doing this in the crock pot, but you’d have to do it on Low for 8 hours.
Then, I’m not sure you could even thicken it in a crock pot, as the broth needs to be simmering. So, you’d then have to pour it into a pot to thicken it. Kinda silly, and defeating the whole idea of “quick and easy”, but slow-cooker methods seem to be all the rage right now.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, and aren’t planning on asking Santa for one, you might try doing this in a large dutch oven on the stovetop. After completing the first steps, I would cover it and slow-simmer for several hours until the chicken is super, super tender. That might be a better secondary route for you.
*Though I have an oldie pressure cooker with the gasket ring and regulator on top, they make new kinds now that are ridiculously easy to use, so to me, there’s no excuse not to give them a try!
I mean, just look at that chicken! Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? Just know, that this is not a dish you want to enjoy often, as it’s loaded with all the wonderful stuff we’re not supposed to have (flavorful fats from the chicken and sour cream!), and company-rich!
I make this, maybe, once every couple of years is all. (Though I could eat this once a week if there was a magic fat blocker!)
You can certainly use Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream, but you’ll need to use one like Fage that’s thick. But there will still be a fair amount of fat from the bone-in skin-on chicken and the soup. (*And I seriously do not recommend using boneless skinless pieces. It wouldn’t be the same dish at all. And that would be a very sad thing).
But there’s no reason why you can’t make this once in a blue moon! It’s truly wonderful!
I don’t want to someday be on my deathbed thinking,
Why didn’t I enjoy everything life has to offer?
I want to say, Wow! What a ride!!
Don’t you? 😉