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Old 11-30-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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Hi there,
I just want to cook Chicken in a pressure cooker so it is faster and I am trying to get to know how to use a pressure cooker.

I will be cooking the chicken for kitties, not for me so i just want it to be Plain.

Anyone know the time to cook, how much water... etc?

thanks!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I have an electric Pressure cooker and I love it.. Mine has a basket and I fill it with liquid up to the basket bottom..Maybe 16-20 ounces.
I have no knowledge of a stovetop Cooker or anything not having a basket..
Not knowing the size of the chicken/ whole or pieces.. I dont know the time.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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I have a heavy stove top type, no basket. It's great for shortening cooking times. If you don't have a book with try some Googling. Overcooking will give you mush. You don't use as much water as with most cooking, usually. Never just pull off the weight, let it cool on its own! I also have a pressure canner It only uses an inch or two of water.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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You have posted a valid use for a pressure cooker. This is the first time I have seen a use for the pressure cooker that I agree with. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It will destroy that chicken in minutes at the lowest pressure setting. You will be able to pick the bones out like it was a pile of mush and the kitties will probably love it. Leave the organs in for nutrition. Put some fish scraps in there too.

There is no food meant for human consumption that is benefited by higher cooking temperatures. But you have found a good use for the pressure cooker.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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I love mine for making a pot roast.. it comes out great!!
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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I was watchign a show the other day and notice that The colonel fouind a pressure cooker to be the way to cut down on time it took to cook fired chicken and became part odf his receipe for his famous original chicken. I don't use one but my mother cactaully used it for things liike Kraut and poork chops plus other things.I sometime think that I'd like one use cook some of the things she did that were so good and can't be done slow cooking the same.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Thank u all for your responses.
I am not home to check the size of my cooker, as I do not recall the size at this time.

Med size?...

Anyway,
I want to cook chicken... totally plain.

I full whole chicken, 3.5 pounds...
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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Wilson..your comments are Genuine and true.. But if I wanted my Grandfather to dictate what I do.. I'd be happy to follow your well tested advice on a number of things..Explore the new things..Have a litte foamy stuff on food..**** it may be good. Seriously..dont know dont care about anything..Except food..serving and giving good food I make.....to me it just sounds like your stuck in this is what I do mode..And my way is better then everyone else Mode.. If I wasnt so against persciption drugs..I'd suggest some Xyanyx.. There is more then just your Mighty Valid use for something...
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Well, I have a pressure cooker and I've had a couple of occasions to use it, so I'm not just theorizing. I spent a couple of years in a food lab at the P&G research facility in Cincinnati when I was in college as a part time job years ago. There is actually some chemistry to cooking and its pretty hard to find a food product that will be benefited from higher cooking temperatures. In fact, mostly what happens is that people try to figure out ways to reduce the temperature at which things cook. Low and slow is the way to go.

The cat food thing above is the first thing I have ever heard as a good use for a pressure cooker that could not end up better with a more conservative cooking method.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Well, I have a pressure cooker and I've had a couple of occasions to use it, so I'm not just theorizing. I spent a couple of years in a food lab at the P&G research facility in Cincinnati when I was in college as a part time job years ago. There is actually some chemistry to cooking and its pretty hard to find a food product that will be benefited from higher cooking temperatures. In fact, mostly what happens is that people try to figure out ways to reduce the temperature at which things cook. Low and slow is the way to go.

The cat food thing above is the first thing I have ever heard as a good use for a pressure cooker that could not end up better with a more conservative cooking method.
Beans! There's another one for you. Most people don't eat them because they take so long to cook. Beans are cheap and a really healthy food.

I have a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and I love it. Nothing burns and you don't have to worry about anything blowing up. It's best if you can soak dry beans overnight but you can skip the soaking if you have to. I can take beans from bag to plate in about 45 minutes.
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