Chinese Whole Chicken (Instant Pot) How To Cook Soy Sauce Chicken

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

delicious Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken. Cooked fast in an Instant Pot. Steaming chicken retains the flavors and texture. Steaming checken in an Instant Pot makes the chicken very tender, so don’t overcook it… unless you want the chicken to fall off the bones. You can also steam this chicken in a regular pot. Tasty, moist and juicy whole chicken. You have to try this delicious chicken.
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1 whole chicken (2 1/2 lbs. to 3 lbs. for 6 quart Instant Pot)
1/2 to 3/4 cup dark soy sauce (or dark mushroom soy sauce)
3 pieces ginger (thumb size)
2 stalks green onions
6 whole cloves garlic

3 tablespoons Chinese oyster sauce (optional)
2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional)
3 to 6 tablespoons light soy sauce (optional)

Marinade chicken in dark soy sauce for 1/2 hour to 1 hour each side. put ginger, green onions and garlic cloves inside cavity of chicken. Scoop 6 to 8 tablespoons of the marinade into the cavity.

Cooking in the Instant Pot:
put metal basket in the bottom of the Instant Pot. put in 3 cups water. Set chicken on the basket. Pour remaining marinade over the chicken. Setting at high pressure. Cooking time is 5 minutes per lb. The release is a natural release, for about 20 minutes or more. Let chicken cool 10 to 15 minutes befor cutting. Enjoy!

Cooking in a Coverd Pan or Pot:

put chicken in a dish that fits in the pan or pot. put the dish with the chicken in the bottom of the pan or pot. Add water about 2/3 the height of the dish. Bring water to a boil. then turn down to low to medium. put the cover on and simmer the chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Cooking time depends on the size of the chicken. Let chicken cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

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