Pressure Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

  • Yield : 4 serving plates
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Pressure cooker lemon garlic chicken recipe.Whole lemony chicken with garlic and fresh herbs cooked in pressure cooker.The key of success is to purchase a chicken (3½-4 pounds) that will comfortably fit in your pressure cooker.

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You can make also Braised Whole Chinese BBQ Chicken. Instead of coating chicken with garlic mixture, in a large mixing bowl,combine 1/3 cup (80 ml) hoisin sauce,2 tablespoons dry sherry, half of clove pressed garlic and the juice from 2 tablespoons shredded and peeled fresh ginger.

Mix well. Rub this ginger mixture over chicken.Place in the cavity instead of lemon slices and parsley:

1/2 bunch trimmed green onions

6 slices fresh ginger,bruised,4 cloves garlic,peeled and smashed and 5 sprigs fresh cilantro.

When chicken is tender,omit lemon juice;sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.Thicken the juices with cornstarch slurry.Serve cooked chicken over steamed jasmine rice.

Pressure Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe


  • 1 whole chicken,rinsed and giblets removed
  • 5 cloves garlic,peeled
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon,sliced
  • 4 sprugs fresh parsley
  • 2 cups (500 ml) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3-4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


Step 1

Pull off and discard any large lamps of fat from inside of cavity. Rinse and dry inside and out,using paper towels.

Step 2

In a small bowl,mush 3 cloves of garlic with minced oregano,parsley and rosemary. Add paprika,herb blend and black pepper.Mix well.

Step 3

Rub outside of chicken with herb mixture. Place remaining garlic cloves in the cavity along with half of lemon slices and parsley sprigs.

Step 4

Grease inside of pressure cooker with olive oil spray. Arrange whole stuffed chicken,breast side up. Pour in chicken broth.Top with remaining lemon slices.

Step 5

Close pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure,reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Remove pot from the heat. Let stand for 10 minutes. Open pressure cooker,using Quick Release method.

Step 7

Pour lemon juice over cooked chicken. Carve chicken into serving pieces.(I browned chicken pieces in the skillet for a few minutes). Serve with lemon slices and cooking liquid,if desired

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