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whole chicken in the pressure cooker

Started 1320184714.61 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1320646852.987 by doglover2762

I just cooked a whole chicken in my pressure cooker a few days ago and good golly miss molly---what an incredible way to go.!!!! It was falling off the bone, tender and moist and the stock from it is outstanding. I have cooked in a p/c for many years now but never did a chicken like this in it. It's the only way to go!!!!!

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Chicagoan1320192387.452665 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

Love my PC!

Robin ....

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forrestwolf1320192657.2635947 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I love my pressure cooker and versacooker...............I like to cook my chicken in the pressure cooker and then make chicken salad out of it and make soup with the stock, and then I take it to work for all to enjoy{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack"
1895 Rudyard Kipling
EDUCATE........NOT ERADICATE

445mom1320193270.0568 PostsRegistered 8/18/2007

Please give details on how much liquid you used, what kind of liquid, how long you cooked it and any other spices, etc. you added. I'm really interested in trying this as I have a whole chicken thawing in my frig right now. Thanks!

polar1320193344.0032681 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

How big is your pressure cooker? Thank you.

mdmc1320260064.4571649 PostsRegistered 10/27/2007West Coast

Yes details please!

Britbrit131320260683.8272623 PostsRegistered 7/12/2011

I only make my chicken in a PC ...I fill it to the top line...as to have lots of broth..salt and pepper...simple is good. ..I debone it and make my home made chicken noodles. I put all my chicken and broth in my moms big stock pot and use that to finish my dish...you can not make pasta in a PC...it will go to mush... Britt



michigande­r11320264109.431027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

2nd note to self: Check this thread for possible pressure cooker recipes (hint, hint), especially how to do a whole chicken!

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

Lowry831320264694.33365 PostsRegistered 8/15/2008

I saw the title of this thread and remembered the episode of I Love Lucy where Ricky and Fred were cooking chickens, and the chickens ended up stuck to the ceiling of the kitchen! {#emotions_dlg.lol}

michigande­r11320268029.9071027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

LOL Lowry...one of the best shows ever from the Golden Years of TV.

I remember the PC from my grandma's kitchen. It was a raggedy, spitting, hissing monstrous thang that we were not allowed to go near! Not that we wanted to!

That thang was possessed! {#emotions_dlg.devil2}

And we were all {#emotions_dlg.scared} of it!

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

wagirl1320338968.8734415 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004

I had a 4.76 lb. chicken and put 2 cups of water or chicken broth in with it. I added onion, carrots, garlic, celery, a bay leaf, a few whole peppercorns, about a teaspoon of salt and closed her up on high for 40 minutes. You don't have to peel any of the veggies or garlic as I strain the broth thru a sieve. I did cut off the fatty parts on the skin of the bird and let the broth stand in the refer to separate out the fat. The broth came out like a jelly so you know it was very concentrated.

My pressure cooker is a 5 qt. one.

And you could add some sprigs of thyme or parsely too. And the meat is so flavorful and tender. Please try it!!!!

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Last edited on 11/3/2011

queendiva1320339562.3733319 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006
On 11/2/2011 Britbrit13 said:

I only make my chicken in a PC ...I fill it to the top line...as to have lots of broth..salt and pepper...simple is good. ..I debone it and make my home made chicken noodles. I put all my chicken and broth in my moms big stock pot and use that to finish my dish...you can not make pasta in a PC...it will go to mush... Britt

Not true. Have you made mac & cheese in the PC? It's fantastic! Cooks in 6 minutes.

When cooking a whole chicken in the PC, I would cook the pasta separately because the chicken fills the pot and needs much more cooking time.

michigande­r11320340202.181027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

Thanks for the tips wagirl...so, since I need to write everything down and if you'll excuse my tweaks AND if y'all will add some tweaks of your own...

PRESSURE COOKER CHICKEN SOUP/STEW

Put 4 - 5 lb whole chicken (you can cut off fatty parts/skin) in PC

Add 2 cups (or more depending on if you want soup or stew) chix broth (or water)

Add _____ cup ea of celery, carrots, onions, potatoes (whatever veggies you like...more will make stew, less will make soup)

Add pinch of whatever spice you like -- thyme, parsley, bay leaf (SIDEBAR TO FORREST: Is there any chance I could use up the caraway seeds in this recipe!?? LOLOLOL)

Close PC lid and cook 40 min

Debone chix and pour the whole kitnkaboodle over noodles (your choice and cooked separately not in PC)

Any other ideas?

Do y'all think I should start a new thread asking for PC recipes? I tried searching, but came up with zipzeronada. Really want to try different recipes in the PC.

Thanks so much for all your help! Y'all are simply THE BEST!

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

madcity4111320340653.3734499 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
On 11/3/2011 wagirl said:

I had a 4.76 lb. chicken and put 2 cups of water or chicken broth in with it. I added onion, carrots, garlic, celery, a bay leaf, a few whole peppercorns, about a teaspoon of salt and closed her up on high for 40 minutes. You don't have to peel any of the veggies or garlic as I strain the broth thru a sieve. I did cut off the fatty parts on the skin of the bird and let the broth stand in the refer to separate out the fat. The broth came out like a jelly so you know it was very concentrated.

My pressure cooker is a 5 qt. one.

And you could add some sprigs of thyme or parsely too. And the meat is so flavorful and tender. Please try it!!!!

Last edited on 11/3/2011

Sounds yummy wagirl. 40 minutes on high? That sounds kind of long. My 5 quart Wolfgang Puck PC called for 20 minutes, and the whole chicken turns out great every time. What would we do without these wonderful appliances. I have a 5,6 and recently got a 7 qt. one. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

wagirl1320352703.2474415 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004
On 11/3/2011 madcity411 said:
On 11/3/2011 wagirl said:

I had a 4.76 lb. chicken and put 2 cups of water or chicken broth in with it. I added onion, carrots, garlic, celery, a bay leaf, a few whole peppercorns, about a teaspoon of salt and closed her up on high for 40 minutes. You don't have to peel any of the veggies or garlic as I strain the broth thru a sieve. I did cut off the fatty parts on the skin of the bird and let the broth stand in the refer to separate out the fat. The broth came out like a jelly so you know it was very concentrated.

My pressure cooker is a 5 qt. one.

And you could add some sprigs of thyme or parsely too. And the meat is so flavorful and tender. Please try it!!!!

Last edited on 11/3/2011

Sounds yummy wagirl. 40 minutes on high? That sounds kind of long. My 5 quart Wolfgang Puck PC called for 20 minutes, and the whole chicken turns out great every time. What would we do without these wonderful appliances. I have a 5,6 and recently got a 7 qt. one. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

I cooked 2 whole chickens to test this out. The first one, I cooked for 30 minutes. It was just under 4.5 lbs and it needed more time as it was still a little pink inside. I took its temp and was not up to the 180* that is recommended. The 2nd bird was the one I described above and it was perfect. I cooked with an old Presto p/c when I was a kid all the time and these digital ones are the bomb. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

wagirl1320352787.0034415 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004
On 11/3/2011 queendiva said:
On 11/2/2011 Britbrit13 said:

I only make my chicken in a PC ...I fill it to the top line...as to have lots of broth..salt and pepper...simple is good. ..I debone it and make my home made chicken noodles. I put all my chicken and broth in my moms big stock pot and use that to finish my dish...you can not make pasta in a PC...it will go to mush... Britt

Not true. Have you made mac & cheese in the PC? It's fantastic! Cooks in 6 minutes.

When cooking a whole chicken in the PC, I would cook the pasta separately because the chicken fills the pot and needs much more cooking time.

Love the mac-n-cheese recipe from Bobs first p/c cookbook. Have you tried cooking black bean soup in it---another super-great recipe!!!!

michigande­r11320355235.661027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

Please, please post the mac and cheese and black bean soup PC recipes! {#emotions_dlg.blush}

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

forrestwolf1320373559.5935947 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

michigander1 I do not know if you have been to this site, but I have recommended it to several people here and they have found it helpful..........You can get cook time, and a lot of recipes as well...........Hope you find it useful{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

http://fastcooking.ca/pressure_cookers/cooking_times_pressure_cooker.php

"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack"
1895 Rudyard Kipling
EDUCATE........NOT ERADICATE

Flowershop­Girl1320374238.472554 PostsRegistered 3/30/2011CA

Forrestwolf, thanks for that site!

445mom1320529350.89368 PostsRegistered 8/18/2007

Thanks for sharing wagirl!

I am going to make this today. I will let you know how it comes out!

michigande­r11320598825.5731027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

Thx for the site forrest -- I added it to my favorites list and will check it out later.

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

mima1320606408.54714235 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I'm going to try this. Thanks! I love my PC!!!

Mima

chrystyne7­311320633705.3561 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007

Thanks for posting this. I've been wanting to try my pc for awhile, but I don't have a cookbook for it yet. I have Bob Warden's new book on order. There's nothing better than homemade soup, especially during the cold weather months.

doglover27­621320646852.98750 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007Wisconsin

QVC, you disappointed me, and I have lost faith in you. After talking to THREE representatives, and One supervisor, I have been given FOUR different answers. I had a Cooks Essentials pressure cooker that went bad, and you would not stand behind it, even though it was made by Fagor, and your people said it was no longer made. That is not a true statement, and I may need to take my business elsewhere. All I wanted was a replacement, which was promised by the first person I talked to. Sooo disappointed in "customer service" at QVC. Lifetime Guarantee does not mean anything to me anymore !!!!

doglover2762

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