Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure cookers have changed many lives.  Mine included.  I am constantly looking for new things to do in mine.  From eggs to potatoes and every meat there is,  I always have a great time cooking with my pressure cooker

They are not only faster, but the foods taste better.  The reason is that the pressure forces the oils and the flavors to bloom and expand creating an experience for our taste buds.  Unlike the crock pot where the longer the foods cook the less flavor they have, the pressure cooker in it’s fast cooking time really enhances the flavors of the food.   

I love chicken.  Cooking chicken in the pressure cooker is fast and easy.  I have enjoyed pressure cooker chicken in many forms, from chicken breast to whole chickens.  I love roasted chickens, but I have to be honest, I normally purchase already roasted chickens.  My daughter, as we were discussing pressure cooker roasted chicken, reminded me of all the chemicals that they use. She said just read the label.  One of the  super huge sellers of already roasted chickens has over 50 ingredients!

My recipes only has a few ingredients and they are clean and pure.  Not to mention the cost is lower than the cost of already done store bought.  Now I am not saying I will never buy one again, but it’s so cool to know how to roast a chicken in the pressure cooker.  And I have to say I love how juicy and tender they turn out in only an few minutes.  

My first attempts were great tasting, but lacked the roasted look.  The chicken was tender and juicy , but pale and white. So I opted to try browning the chicken in olive oil seasoned with my Rosemary Pepper Blend.  It worked perfectly.  So you can pan brown in your pressure cooker or use a cast iron skillet to do the job.  I season it and did the breast side first.  After I browned it in the skillet, I  placed in on a trivet in the pressure cooker.  I put a small about of oil in the bottom with fresh rosemary and herbs.  Just a small amount of water to get the pressure up and thirty minutes later I have a perfectly roasted chicken.  Just a side note,  you can roast a chicken in the oven, but the nice thing about the pressure cooker is that it does not heat up the house.  Which is a super plus if you live in hot climates like Arizona, where you look constantly for ways to keep the kitchen cool.  

Just another great new recipe for your pressure cooker. 

Chef Brad~America’s Grain Guy

Roasted Chicken

1 large organic whole Chicken 

2 large sprigs of rosemary

2 teaspoons Chef Brad’s Rosemary Pepper Blend

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup water 

Rub chicken with olive oil.  Rub with seasoning blends.  Brown chicken in a pan with olive oil on both sides.  Place in pressure cooker on trivet and pour oil from cast iron skillet over chicken.  Add water to the pressure cooker.  Place lid on cooker and close.  Pressure on high for 30 minutes.  Use natural release method.  Enjoy!