Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken

Total Time
5 mins
25 mins

I've fallen in love with my pressure cooker and was anxious to try this. It's now my new favorite way to prepare a whole chicken. This recipe is a combination of ideas I found online, and you certainly could use any seasonings you want. The chicken turns out somewhere between roasted & stewed, and is delicous, tasty & moist. I served it with brown rice tossed with some dried basil & moistened with some of the juice from the chicken. You can have a real feast in 45 mins. tops!

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  1. Rinse chicken & pat dry. Season with salt & pepper.
  2. Heat oil in uncovered pressure cooker; brown chicken on all sides in hot oil. Remove chicken.
  3. Place rack in pressure cooker and place browned chicken in rack. Add water/broth around chicken.
  4. Place lid on cooker, seal, and bring up to pressure.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes.
  6. Release pressure by quick release method.
  7. Remove chicken to platter, pour accumulated juice into bowl & serve with chicken.