Cooking that whole chicken on Sunday for the week just got that much easier using the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
Oh yes, I know roasting meat creates this awesome flavor and sometimes you just want some crispy skin or roasty flavor with some gravy. And I do too! But when I am making chicken broth and chicken FOR other dishes, this is the way I do it now. The pressure cooker whole chicken is amazing! It is so tender (more than oven roasting) juicy and
You can cook an entire chicken and broth in less than an hour. And then you can take the carcass and make bone broth in an hour – which regularly takes HOURSSSSSSSS.
A whole chicken does not have to be a big occasion. Even if you roast a chicken in the oven, it is simple. It is one of the things everyone should learn how to cook. Pressure Cooking makes this simple task even more simple. And stock and chicken can be made all at once. The water put in with the chicken turns to yummy broth that can be strained and used in rice, soup, or in any recipe that calls for broth. Or make a batch of chicken soup. The chicken can be used for sandwiches, salads, casseroles, stews, soups anything. My daughter likes to snack on it and have it plain in her lunches.
During the week if I feel like coming home after work and making a whole chicken, I can! Much faster than roasting it in the oven. The pressure makes this failproof! And I know a lot of you out there bulk cook and prep meals for the week, this is such an easy way to bulk cook – using the pressure cooker.
Put the chicken on a baking sheet and under the broiler for a few minutes to get the skin crisp. And we are eating at a reasonable time.
I like to use my own chicken and seafood seasoning and 1 cup water. Set the chicken on the trivet. I do not brown my chicken since I am going to broil it in the end. Plus browning will not keep the skin crispy.
Set the Pressure Cooker on High for 30 minutes.
You can quick pressure release or natural release the pressure for 10 minutes. I have tried both ways and did not notice a difference in the chicken, in case you want to save time and not do the 10 minute natural release.
Set the oven to Broil. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and cook until the skin is browned and crisp. 5-10 minutes.