Healthy Tender "Roast" Chicken Made In a Pressure Cooker

Healthy Tender "Roast" Chicken Made In a Pressure Cooker

This "roast" chicken is first tenderized in a pressure cooker, then pan-seared to a crisp finish! It's foolproof and delicious!


Bone-in chicken leg
Salt and pepper (black pepper is tastier)
a small amount
1 clove
Olive oil
as needed
Easy Sauce:
White wine
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
10 g


1. Clean the chicken by removing any bloody bits and rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Place the chicken in a pressure cooker and add just enough water to cover. Secure the lid and bring up to pressure. Reduce the heat to low and cook under pressure for 10 minutes
2. Allow the pressure to drop by just turning off the heat and letting the cooker cool down naturally, or by running cold water over the lid. Take he chicken out of the pressure cooker and pat dry well with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
3. Using a tea strainer, dust the chicken with flour on both sides.
4. Heat the olive oil and smashed garlic in a frying pan over medium heat until fragrant.
5. Remove the garlic from the pan and sear the chicken, skin side first, over high heat until nicely browned. The chicken is already cooked through so you just need to brown the surface.
6. If you are serving it to small kids, place the chicken on a chopping board skin side down. You can remove the bones easily by hand. Cut the chicken meat up into easy to eat pieces.
7. Combine the ingredients for the Easy Sauce in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Delicious and healthy "roast" chicken is done!
8. The cooking liquid can be flavored with sliced ginger, soy sauce, or Chinese soup stock base etc. to make a soup - 2 dishes in one! I made wakame seaweed, bean sprouts and black sesame seeds soup this time.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with a soft chicken dish that the kids can eat easily, Boiling chicken removes the excess fat so it's healthy! But it doesn't dry out the meat, so the chicken is juicy and tasty! You just need to brown the surface chicken in a frying pan since it's already cooked through.