Whole Pressure Cooker Chicken

Whole Pressure Cooker Chicken

Whole Pressure Cooker Chicken

Laura Pazzaglia
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Pressure Cooking Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Low Lactose
Servings 6
Calories 51 kcal


  • 1 lemon zested (about 1.5 tablespoons of zest)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (3-4 pound) chicken
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 sprigs thyme about 1 tablespoon of leaves

For the Spice Rub:

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder


  • In a small bowl mix the ingredients for the spice rub, with the lemon zest and set aside.
  • Rub the chicken with about half the olive oil, and pat the spice rub all around the chicken, also inside the skin above the chicken breasts and thighs. Use the entire rub, patting it on all around the chicken.
  • Heat the cooker using the SAUTÉ function. Add the remaining olive oil in the base of the cooker, and place the chicken breast-side down to brown – about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken around breast-side up and pour in the stock to the side of the chicken so as not to wash off any of the spice rub.
  • Close and lock the lid of the cooker and set the regulator knob to the PRESSURE position. Set to HIGH pressure at 25 minutes and press START.
  • When time is up, turn the cooker off to use the natural release method to release the pressure (it should take about 15-20 minutes for the pressure to come down).
  • Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and move the chicken to a serving dish. Pour the cooking liquid into a heat-proof cup, and set aside (or use to make gravy).
  • Cover with foil immediately and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 448mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 43IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Food Group Meat & Poultry
Keyword Easy
Cooking Method Pressure Cooking
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