Southern fried chicken is definitely one of the most delicious foods on Earth. Cooking it in a cast-iron skillet is the traditional way, but it takes as long as 30 minutes. Pressure frying is a little faster, which matters a lot when you’re inhaling the tantalizing aroma of fried chicken. Pressure-cooked fried chicken also has a crisper coating and juicy and tender meat. Yum!

Although household pressure cookers shouldn’t be operated with more than 1/4 cup of oil, frying the chicken and then finishing it in the pressure cooker yields satisfying results.

Things You'll Need

Pour milk and hot sauce into a bowl and add the chicken.

Combine flour, herbs, spices, salt, and pepper in a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Seal the bag and shake well to mix the ingredients. Add chicken to the bag and reseal. Shake again to evenly coat the chicken.

Add oil to the pressure cooker pot and place it over medium-high heat on the stove top. Add chicken to the hot oil. Do not place the pressure cooker’s lid on the pot yet. Brown the chicken on all sides.

Remove the pressure cooker from the heat and carefully put the lid on and seal it firmly. Place the sealed pressure cooker back on the stove over medium heat until it comes up to pressure. Then, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove the pressure cooker from the stove and open the pressure valve. Open the cooker lid once all steam has escaped from the pot.

Serve and enjoy!


Fabulous Foods: Pressure Cooker Fried Chicken