Quick Chicken Broth (Pressure Cooker)
Many recipes call for boiled chicken, shredded or diced, here is a way to make both the chicken, and as a bonus, chicken broth. I call this Quick Chicken Broth as we are only going to cook the chicken needed for another dish, but with the celery, carrot, onion, and peppercorns = quick broth = juicy and flavorful chicken, win win.
Servings Prep Time
2quarts 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2quarts 5minutes
Cook Time
  1. If using chicken quarters, separate them into legs and thighs. Add the chicken to your pressure cooker.
  2. Chop the vegetable and add to the pot.
  3. Add the water to the pot.
  4. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock that, add the weight (jiggler) to the top, and turn on the heat to high. (Keep in mind, with a lot of water, it takes longer to come up to pressure, and the same in reverse, it takes longer to cool as well.)
  5. When the jiggler starts to move and venting pressure, indicating full pressure, reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain the jiggler movement and venting. Start timing for 7 minutes.
  6. When 7 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and carefully move the pressure cooker to an unused burner, and allow a natural release of pressure.
  7. When you have indications of no longer any pressure in the cooker, remove the weight, and unlock the lid and remove.
  8. Now this step is optional but highly recommend, leave the lid off the cooker and leave the chicken in the broth and allow to cool to room temperature, this can take a few hours, but the result is juicy chicken.
  9. Once it is cooled, remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a bowl and use as you need.
  10. Pour the contents of the pot through a cheesecloth lined strainer. Pour the strained broth into mason jars or container of your choice (then taste it, it is delicious) and place in the fridge. Any fat in the broth will float and harden in the fridge, simply remove that before use.
Recipe Notes

Low cost, the cost of the chicken is figured into other recipes, basically you just need a few hours of your time for 2 quarts of delicious broth that can be used in several recipes.

Used in Recipe Listed on this Site:
Homemade Stove Top Stuffing,
Sinfully Delicious Chicken Casserole.