Pressure Cooker "Fried" Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
This is an almost one dish meal. The chicken and potatoes are cooked together in the pressure cooker. While the chicken is browning under the broiler, the potatoes are mashed and dinner is on the table in record time. Note: I have a 6 quart electric pressure cooker which I used to prepare this meal. Please consult the owner's manual for your pressure cooker before attempting this.
  • 8 - 10 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken legs
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Your favorite chicken seasoning blend.
  1. Arrange potatoes in the bottom of your electric pressure cooker.
  2. Add butter, milk, water, and salt and pepper to the pressure cooker with the potatoes.
  3. Add the steaming rack to the pressure cooker.
  4. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and arrange them on the rack in the cooker.
  5. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and turn it on to cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Once the cooker has finished cooking, release the pressure according to the manufacturers instructions, and carefully remove the lid.
  7. Arrange chicken pieces on a rack over a baking pan.
  8. Sprinkle liberally with your favorite spice blend. I used an organic no salt seasoning mix.
  9. Broil the chicken pieces for 5-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown with crispy skin. This took only 5 minutes for me, but my friend needed 10 minutes.
  10. While the chicken is in the broiler, use an immersion blender, or a nylon potato masher to mash the potatoes .
  11. Serve immediately with a salad or another vegetable. (These can be made while the chicken is cooking in the pressure cooker.)
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at