Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

Most of the time I feel like I'm in a Pressure Cooker so this recipe is a tad appropriate...
But a while ago pressure cookers seemed to be the way to go. And my mom always used ours to make chicken soup. 

So when I moved out on my own she gave me her pressure cooker. I never really used it much but I really loved her chicken soup. So the other day my best friend and I were talking about how she was fasting for Ash Wednesday.

Sometimes your body just needs a break.

Chicken soup is also a great way to give your body a break after a winter of hearty heavy meals. But the great thing about a pressure cooker is you can take something like chicken soup, beef stew or even beef roasts and it cooks them in 15 minutes. 

And for us working girls who want to provide these meals for our families or for busy moms at home this is a great tool....Worth the investment.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

4 large ribs of celery chopped
4 large carrots chopped
1 large onion diced
4 cloves garlic chopped
1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
2 cups chicken stock
7 cups water
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp cracker pepper

Put all chopped vegetables, stock, water and chicken wings, salt and pepper.  Put stove on medium high. Once the steam pushes up the weight (you'll hear the hissing sounds) put the timer on for 15 minutes.

Afterwards turn off the stove. (the pressure cooker will need a while to cool down and won't let you take the lid off until its ready) Once you take the lid off take out the wings and separate the meat and add back into the soup. Boil 6 ounces of egg noodles (roughly half a bag) and add them into the soup.

Voila - Homemade Chicken Soup!

Hopefully cooking something else in a Pressure Cooker will make you feel less like you are in one...

Here's hoping....


  1. You know, I've owned a pressure cooker for over two years now and it's still in the box. I'm afraid of it. I've always heard they're amazing and all but I'm a baby. This recipe looks like a great way to start. Yum!

  2. I's something about the fact that it could blow up my kitchen that makes it a little daunting... But so far so good... :)

  3. It looks delicious... what other recipes have you tried with your pressure cooker?

  4. if you are really afraid to use a hi pressure cooker then buy a low pressure cooker.

    a low pressure cooker allows you to open it whenever you want to check on the food or add vegetables which will not cook too soft as is usually the case when using a high pressure cooker. low pc's are always a safer choice for those worried about using a i pressure cooker.

    also adjust the recipes by 1/2 if using a regular hi pressure cooker cook book since there really are no cookbooks at all for low pressure cooking and maybe in 2013 someone will publish one, until then i just adjust everything by 1/2.


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