Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes – and GRAVY!

I LOVE my pressure cooker.  It is an electric pressure cooker which makes all the difference.  I use it all the time for rice, beans and quick curries. So you can imagine my sadness when I blew-up my pressure cooker last week by not plugging it into the correct outlet 🙁   We brought all of our appliances with plugs to Australia with the thought that if we blow it, we’ll just get a new one.  But not the pressure cooker, my baby…but as luck would have it, here in Oz they sell the same one!!! Whew…

IMG_8036This recipe just delicious – so moist and with the gravy – yum!  Recipe adapted from The Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook.

Serves 4-5.

  • 1 3-4 pound chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 leeks (white and tender green parts), cleaned and chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 4 carrots, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 2 springs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  1. Sprinkle chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.
  2. Place 2 Tablespoons of oil in cooker and brown chicken well on all sides.
  3. Remove chicken and place leeks on the bottom of cooker followed by chicken, potatoes and carrots.
  4. Pour in liquids and spices.
  5. Cover and set cooker for 20 minutes, then allow cooker to release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes.
  6. Remover chicken and veggies from cooker and cover with foil.
  7. Strain remaining liquid into a pot and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  8. Make roux with butter and flour, then add to strained liquid. Boil and whisk until thick.
  9. Carve chicken and serve.
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0 Responses to Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes – and GRAVY!

  1. Just made a barley soup in my pressure cooker tonight to have for dinner tomorrow. I’ve used mine so much I have to buy replacement parts! 🙂

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