Pressure Cooker Chicken with Duck Sauce


This is an easy to make Asian inspired recipe for chicken in a pressure cooker. It has a subtle sweet and sour taste to it. Serve over white rice with a side of stir fried broccoli.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • ¼ cup chicken broth


  • ¼ cup apricot preserves

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker with the lid off, over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides as evenly as possible. Remove chicken from the cooker, and season with salt, pepper, paprika and marjoram. Drain and discard fat from the cooker, and mix in wine and chicken broth, scraping any bits of food that are stuck to the bottom.

  2. Return chicken to the cooker over medium-high heat, secure the lid, and bring to high pressure for 8 minutes, or until the chicken is tender. Reduce pressure before opening the lid. The internal temperature of the chicken meat should be at 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

  3. Remove chicken to a serving dish, and add the apricot preserves, vinegar, ginger and honey to the pot. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered until the sauce has reduced into a thick and syrupy consistency, about 10 minutes. Spoon over chicken and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
29g Fat
22g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* 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.