Running short on time? Need a quick dinner idea? What if I told you, you can take a FROZEN chicken and cook it in 30 minutes and it will be fall-off-the-bone-tender!?! And — Wait for it — and you’ll have beautiful chicken broth too!
It just takes one thing to make this possible.. a Pressure Cooker.
I realize everyone didn’t grow up with Pressure Cookers in their mom & grandma’s kitchens like I did -nor did most of you start cooking in a Pressure Cooker when you were just 20 years old. I get that Pressure Cooker may make you nervous, but I promise they aren’t scary.
New Pressure Cookers (like the 6 quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker that I have & love) have safety features to prevent anything unfortunate from happening. Just read the book, follow this directions and you’ll be fine!
And, TRUST me. Once you start using a Pressure Cooker you’ll be bummed out you waited so long to start using one!
Ok, so back to turing a frozen whole chicken into dinner in 30 minutes, right!?!
I can’t stress enough the importance of supporting local farmers and strictly only purchasing pasture raised/organic/gmo & soy free chicken for your health. I know they cost more than cheap grocery store chicken, but we all know that it’s not healthy to eat food that’s been raised with soy & gmo feed, pumped full of antibiotics and led an abused life – confined indoors. Heard of Karma. Yeah. Buy local, know your farmer. You’ll reap the rewards in the end, I promise.
- Pressure Cooker (I use this 6 quart pressure cooker)
- 1 Whole Chicken, frozen or thawed, (approx 4 pounds)
- 4 stalks of Celery
- 2 Carrots
- 1 large Onion
- 4 cloves of Garlic
- 3T Celtic Sea Salt
- 1T Peppercorns
- Filtered Water
- Combine all ingredients in your pressure cooker - cutting veggies to fit inside your pot.
- Add filtered water to the max fill line on your pressure cooker
- Put on the lid and pressure gauge on your pressure cooker
- Following the instructions that come with your pressure cooker (electric or stovetop), cook for 30 minutes
- Allow your pressure cooker to depressurize on it's own (until your safety lock disengages)
- Open your pressure cooker
- Carefully remove the chicken from the broth. Feel free to broil your chicken to crisp the skin, if desired.
- Strain the broth to remove the veggies/peppercorns, use broth for soup or enjoy as is.
Newer models of pressure cookers don't come with weighted gauge - they are standardized. however if you are using a older style please use 10# pressure.
P.S. Make sure your pressure cooker is STAINLESS STEEL. Aluminum is NEVER safe or healthy to cook in. Use aluminum pressure cookers for canning only. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. However, I only recommend products or services I have personally used myself and trust.
Most often you will find Hayley in her kitchen, she has always had a passion for food and cooking. She resides with her husband, Ray (and black lab, Hercules) on a 6-acre homestead in rural, southwestern Pennsylvania. Together, they have a beautiful organic garden, raise chickens, forage for wild edibles and look forward to their summertime Sunday evening “mountain rides” in their Jeep.
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