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    Greek Skinny Chicken (Pressure Cooked)

    by Kate Heyhoe The Global Gourmet Globalgourmet.com

    http://www.kuhnrikon.com/tips/chef/chef.php3?id=3

    Serves 4 to 6

    Without its skin, this chicken looks like it walked out of a sauna bath! All joking aside, I love the ease of a whole chicken -- and the thriftiness! In this recipe, you skin a whole chicken (it takes just a minute), then marinate it for 15 minutes in Greek spices. Once brought to pressure, the bird takes only 10 minutes to cook, and with the skin removed it's virtually fat-free -- naturally! This is a terrific dish all year round, but is especially good in summer, when it's far too hot to consider roasting a chicken in the oven.

    Ingredients:

    1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds
    5 cloves garlic, peeled
    1/4 cup red wine
    1 to 2 teaspoons fruity olive oil
    1 lemon's juice (about 1/4 cup juice)
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
    1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
    1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Greek
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 carrot, sliced in 1-inch lengths on the diagonal
    1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal in 1-inch lengths


    1. Rinse the chicken under running water and pat dry. Skin the chicken by pulling the skin off with your hands, using a knife if needed (don't worry about the little bit of skin on the wings, which is almost impossible to remove easily). Tip: Hold the skin with a paper towel to keep it from slipping out of your grasp.

    2. Stab the chicken about 20 times all over with a fork and place in the pressure cooker. If you have a mini-chopper or hand blender, add the garlic to the chopping bowl and process until chopped, or chop by hand. Process or blend in the red wine, olive oil, lemon juice, tomato paste, fennel seeds, oregano, thyme, paprika and salt. Rub this mixture all over the chicken, pouring any excess into the pot. Let marinate for 15 minutes.

    3. Place the carrot, onion and celery in the sides of the pot around the chicken. Lock the lid in place and bring the pressure to high. Cook at this pressure, adjusting the flame as needed, for 10 minutes. Use the natural release method.

    Serving Suggestion: The chicken will have a warm, red-yellow color from the seasonings. Serve it with the vegetables and juices. If desired, cook with 1 pound red potatoes, quartered, for a one-pot meal.

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    Veronica,
    When I pulled this into Mastercook, it said that each serving was over 500 calories and had 35 grams of fat! I used the 6 serving size yield.

    Where can all of that fat be coming from? Any ideas? As it stands now, this recipe is over 20 points per serving. That just doesn't make any sense to me.

    Thoughts?

    Julie
    Note: I follow the Winning Points program




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    Did you put in skinned chicken? I would think that a majority of the fat would be coming from the chicken skin, if you entered it that way. Other than that, I can't even begin to imagine!!!!!

    Amy
    SiFi - 114 lbs gone, 80ish lbs left to lose
    DS: 1 year
    DD: 2 years

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    I thought the same thing. But I did put in skinned chicken. It is throwing me for a loop, that's for sure!


    Julie
    Note: I follow the Winning Points program




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    Default Re: Pressure Cooker: Greek Skinny Chicken

    Just noticed your question, Dr J....and I have no idea! This is a skinned chicken! Where else could the fat come from in the recipe?
    Veronica the Pushy Core Zealot
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    I ran this thru Mastercook this way ...

    4 pounds chicken, whole, no skin, R-T-C, about 4 pounds
    5 cloves garlic, peeled
    1/4 cup red wine
    1 teaspoon olive oil (1 to 2)
    1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
    1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
    1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Greek
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 carrot, sliced in 1-inch lengths on the diagonal
    1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal in 1-inch lengths


    And it came up with the following NI for 6 servings. may be formatting Chicken this way helps give more accurate NI?


    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 190 Calories; 7g Fat (33.0% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 72mg Cholesterol; 283mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.
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    Default Re: Pressure Cooker: Greek Skinny Chicken

    Thanks, Barb!

    Skinned chicken should keep this recipe low in fat. The ingredients are Core...so the recipe is Core...
    Veronica the Pushy Core Zealot
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    WWGW 146.0 - down 50.2 in 24 weeks!
    CW 131 - 65.2 lbs gone FOREVER!
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    Default Re: Pressure Cooker: Greek Skinny Chicken

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    I can't believe I haven't tried this yet...........
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