Pressure Cooker Sweet 'n Sour Chicken

"Not sure where I got this recipe. It may have come from one of my cookbooks, or I might have found it on line somewhere (possibly Fagor's or Presto's website). Note: 8 minute cooking time does not include the browning time."
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  • Heat oil in a 4 or 6-quart pressure cooker.
  • Brown chicken a few pieces at a time; set aside.
  • Return all chicken to pressure cooker; add celery and green pepper.
  • Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and ginger; pour over chicken.
  • Close pressure cooker cover securely.
  • Place pressure regulator on vent pipe.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, at 15 pounds pressure, with regulator rocking slowly.
  • Cool pressure cooker at once (cold water method).
  • Remove chicken and vegetables to a warm platter.
  • Mix cornstarch with cold water; blend into hot liquid.
  • Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens.
  • Add pineapple chunks and heat.
  • Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Serve with rice.

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  1. Ivana
    I am new to pressure cooking and this was the first time I cooked chicken in the pressure cooker. The dish turned out great and was very easy to make. I added some chilli flakes for heat (my personal taste). Thank you for the recipe. I will make this again.
  2. Shu Shu
    Good recipe. Easy to make, and quick. I liked it, dh thought it was ok, and two out of three kids ate it. I will make it again, but probably not too often. I was hesitant about a half cup of vinegar, but I followed the recipe to a "T" and it came out exactly like a restaurant. Next time I will make with coconut rice as another reviewer suggested. Sounds great.
  3. Wagirl
    A great recipe!! I grilled chicken breast and subbed sucanet brown sweetener for the brown sugar and a little agave nectar to the sauce at the end. Served it over brown and white rice and some red pepper flakes and it is so good!!
  4. riggins16
    Thisi was a trmendous recipe. We fixed it several times and even tried it with pork, every time it comes out terrific. Served with coconut rice at family gatherings and they think you went out to a restaurant and bought take out.


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