While no pressure cooker can produce a crisp crust, this recipe provides a solution which still utilizes the speed and convenience of your Instant Pot.
From Time Inc’s “Instant Pot All-Time Best Recipes”
3cupsPressure Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chickenchopped skinned and boned
1/2teaspoonblack pepperfreshly ground
For the Rotisserie-Style Chicken
1whole frying chicken3 1/2 pounds – 3 3/4 pounds
1/2teaspoondried Italian seasoning
14.5ounceschicken broth1 can
For the Crisp-Cut Chicken Pot Pie
Cook the Rotisserie-Style Chicken prior to cooking the Chicken Pot Pie (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place 1 sheet of pastry dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Cut the dough with a 4-inch round cutter into 3 rounds (about 1 1/4 ounces each). Gently roll each round into a 6-inch circle. Place dough on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown; set aside. Repeat procedure with remaining puff pastry.
Remove the lid from a 6-quart Instant Pot. Press Sauté. When the word “Hot” appears, swirl in oil. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
Gradually whisk 1/4 cup of the broth into flour in a medium bowl. Whisk in remaining broth. Add broth mixture to vegetables, scraping pot to loosen brown bits.
Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. Cook at High Pressure 2 minutes. When time is up, open the lid using Quick Pressure Release.
Add chicken; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally, or until thoroughly heated. Turn cooker off. Remove inner pot from cooker.
Add cream cheese to chicken mixture, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients. Serve with pastry.
To Cook the Rotisserie-Style Chicken
Rinse chicken, and pat excess moisture with paper towels. Combine Greek seasoning and next 3 ingredients (through Italian seasoning) in a small bowl. Rub seasoning over entire chicken and inside body cavity.
Remove the lid of a 6-quart Instant Pot. Press Sauté. When the word “Hot” appears, swirl in oil.
Place chicken, breast side down, in pot. Cook 5 minutes to brown. Turn chicken over, and cook 2 minutes. Pour chicken broth around chicken to avoid washing off the herb mixture.
Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. Cook at High Pressure 25 minutes. Turn cooker off.
Open cooker using Natural Pressure Release. Remove chicken from pot. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. If desired, you may remove skin and bones and chop chicken for another use.