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How long to pressure cook 5 lb chicken?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by donrae, May 6, 2011.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'm wanting to cook it whole, preferably. It's one of our CX that is a little over five pounds. All the recipes I find are for like three pound birds! Are you kidding me? That's why I raised the buggers, to have a large bird to feed my family of big eaters and maybe have leftovers. So, if I'm seeing times of 20-25 minutes for a three to four pound bird, can I assume 35 min would be long enough? Anyone with some solid experience here? We skinned them out, if that makes any difference, don't think it does. Thanks!

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I would say 35 to 40 minutes would be safe. I searched and found the same info you did.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Well, I came home and honey had cooked it already! It's cute--he thinks the pressure cooker is a new toy, he's cooked this chicken, a ham and some ribs in it, all in the last two days! We're on a low carb diet, so we eat a LOT of meat sometimes. Anyway, he did it for 27 minutes and it was beautiful. It was our first CX to eat, I used both legs and a thigh for some soup for the honey--he has a sinus/ear/eye infection, poor baby-- the other thigh and most of the breasts for some wonderful shredded bbq chicken, and have the wings and breast/back for him to pick over. Thanks for you input!
  4. Organic_Mama

    Organic_Mama Hatching

    Jul 31, 2011
    I know this is an old post, but hopefully you've become a pro by now ;)
    What psi did you use? Was it 27 min total or 27 mins after regular hissing? And did you use natural or quick release method?

  5. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chirping

    Aug 9, 2011
    I love my pressure cooker...but have found...I really don't like doing chicken in it....other meats become fall apart tender...
    but not chicken...think it does a bit better cooking all day in a crock pot...
  6. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    half hour is enough

    i onced did one for 1 hour and it fell apart and the bird was 1 year old so had tough meat

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