Simple Chicken

Cuisinart original

An easy way to make a tasty and moist whole chicken for the family any night of the week.


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1                4-pound chicken

½               teaspoon freshly ground black  pepper

2                 teaspoons olive oil

2                 rosemary sprigs

2                 thyme sprigs

2                 garlic cloves, smashed

1                 bay leaf

½                lemon

1                cup low-sodium chicken  broth

Salt and pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 6 servings):  Calories 150 (31% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 24g fat 5g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 77mg • sod. 573mg calc. 26mg • fiber 0g


  1. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the oil into the cooking pot of the Cuisinart® Pressure Cooker. Select Brown. Once oil is hot, add the chicken, breast down. Brown on both sides well, about 5 minutes per side. Add the herbs, garlic, and bay leaf to the pot. Squeeze the lemon into the pot and add the lemon with the broth.
  3. Secure the lid and select High Pressure. Set the time for 30 minutes. Once tone sounds, use Quick Pressure Release.
  4. When pressure has completely released, the red indicator will drop. Remove lid and place chicken on a cutting board.
  5. Allow chicken to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes, then carve chicken and serve.