Garnish the Pressure Cooker Chinese Simmered Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Scallions
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5 from 3 votes

Chinese Simmered Chicken

Pressure Cooker Chinese Simmered Chicken is an old Foster Farms recipe, cooked in a spicy sweet sauce. Now, it's what's for dinner in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American Chinese, Asian, Asian inspired, Chinese, Chinese Take-Out
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz





  • Remove skin and fat from chicken.
  • Combine Sauce ingredients and whisk together well.
  • Select Sauté or Browning on your Pressure Cooker and allow to full heat.  Add 1 Tablespoon of oil to Pressure Cooker cooking pot and lightly sear chicken pieces, doing the dark meat first.
  • Deglaze the cooking pot with the Sherry and then add the Sauce and mix through.
  • If making this a One Pot Meal, add the Prepared PIP Rice now.
  • Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When Beep sounds, allow a 15-minute Natural Pressure Release.
  • Turn off Pressure Cooker and then select Sauté or Browning button.
  • Remove rice and trivet and cover rice.  Remove white meat chicken to a platter.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of Sauce, add Potato Starch and whisk until smooth. Add the Slurry to the cooking pot and incorporate.
  • Remove dark meat chicken to the platter. Continue whisking until sauce is sticky and thick.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


You can use all bone in chicken, boneless chicken, all white meat, all dark meat or a combination of whatever you like. You can even cut up a whole chicken.