Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Roasted Chicken in a Pressure Cooker!

A simple and delicious - Pressure cooked Chicken ~


In Arizona we have Sprout Farmers Market  where I purchased organic air chilled Smart chicken.  The chicken is raised with out antibiotics and growth hormones, certified organic and humane.  I believe there's to much junk in the foods we eat and want better than what is normally offered in most stores.  Pasture raised would be preferred but you do what you can, sometimes I can get them, not always.  You can taste the difference!


Ingredients

1 whole 3.5 - 4 lb. organic chicken
1 TB organic virgin coconut oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cups Pacific Organic Chicken Bone Broth (broth or stock fine)
2 TB lemon juice
6 cloves garlic, peeled (I rough chopped a few really large cloves)

In a small bowl, combine paprika, thyme, pepper and salt.  Rub seasoning over outside of clean rinsed off bird, patted slightly dry in and outside,
Heat oil in pressure cooker using simmer - once shimmering add chicken . breast side down and cook 6 - 7 minutes.
Flip chicken and add broth, lemon juice and garlic cloves.
Lock pressure cooker lid and set cook time for 25 minutes (high).
Let the pressure cooker release naturally when done.
Remove from pressure cooker and let stand for 5 minutes before carving.

There was broth left I used a little on chicken and separated in a "separator" and will use for something else.  It can be frozen and added to soup etc.  Or make gravy.

Very easy and flavorful.  This can also be made in a roaster in the oven if you don't have a pressure cooker.  I found this recipe here at Healing Gourmet.

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