Pressure Cooker Poached Chicken

Prepare chicken for a light meal or to be used in any recipe asking for cooked or canned chicken. Broth and veggie leftovers can also be served as a light addition to your meal or the broth in any recipe asking for chicken broth. If needed, shred or cut before refrigerating or freezing. This recipe is for a stovetop, 7-quart pressure cooker.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon multi-colored whole peppercorns

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 4 cups water, or as needed


  1. Place chicken breasts and thighs in a pressure cooker. Add carrots, onions, celery, salt, and peppercorns. Pour wine over top. Add water, 1 cup at a time, until it covers the chicken by at least 1/2 inch, but no more than 1 inch. You may not need all the water or you may need more; this will depend on your pressure cooker dimensions.

  2. Secure the lid and heat over medium-high heat until the first whistle sounds. Put 10 minutes on a timer and wait.

  3. Turn off the heat and release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  4. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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