Chicken with Cracked Pepper
Makes 4 servings.
2 chicken breasts, boned, skinned, and cut in half
1 to 2 teaspoons cracked mixed peppercorns
1 to 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped chives or green onion tops
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons brandy, optional
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup packaged prepared bread crumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Sprinkle chicken with pepper, pressing it into the flesh. Heat 4-
or 6-quart Presto pressure cooker, add oil and brown chicken. Remove
chicken from pan. Add chives, garlic, brandy, and broth. Stir well.
Place cooking rack or steamer basket in cooker. Put chicken on
cooking rack or in steamer basket. Close cover securely. Place
pressure regulator on vent pipe and cook 3 minutes with pressure
regulator rocking slowly. Cool cooker at once. Remove chicken and
keep warm. Remove rack. Stir bread crumbs, lemon juice, Worcestershire,
and parsley into sauce. Thicken, if desired.