Fried Chicken

Mom brought over her pressure cooker swearing I needed to use it. I told her I was also leary of them. So today with dear mother in tow I have done 15 lbs of fried chicken. It was so totally easy. I had lots of chicken thighs that I didn't know what to do with. Now they're all taken care of.

For a 6 quart pressure cooker:

1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 cup shortening 1/4 dried diced onions 1 1/4 cups water

Mix all dry ingredients in bag, add chicken and shake. Put shortening in pressure cooker and fry chicken just like on regular frying pan without the lid or rack. Once browned remove chicken add diced onions and water put rack back in pressure cooker put chicken back in pressure cooker on rack put on lid after the gauge thing on top starts to toggle back and forth time for 15 mins.

After 15 mins. of cooking remove and let sit 5 mins. or until you no longer hear the pressure hissing out run cold water over cooker for a few minutes. I put chicken on a tray and put in freezer until well frozen then put in bags for us to pick individual pieces as needed.

If you cook it right from the pressure cooker it just goes right in to the oven until crisp. But like I said I will be removing mine from freezer and put in oven until crisp.

It is so good and so easy if you are having a busy day and need something quick. I think pressure cookers are more economical because it cooks in such a short period of time. will be doing baked beans tomorrow wish me luck. OMAC pressure cooker is so valuable.

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