Pressure Cooker Fried Chicken – Instant Pot Chicken Recipe

How to make pressure fried chicken in instant pot

If you are a chicken lover then you must love crispy fried chicken recipes. There are many types of chicken recipes available all over the world. But today I am sharing about “Pressure cooker fried chicken“. You can make it in your kitchen so quickly, with a simple pressure cooker or instant pot. That is why it is also called ‘instant pot fried chicken‘. 

If you don’t have enough time to cook for a long, then you can make instant pot chicken by pressure cooker fried method. The most advantage of this method is that the chicken is cooked very quickly but very tasty to eat.

The advantage of cooking chicken in a pressure cooker or instant pot

When we cook or fry chicken in an open frying pan, sometimes it does not cook inside properly. But in case of instant pot, it is cooked outside as well as inside properly within a short time. By this cooking method, the inner side of the chicken is made more mild and juicy and outside crispy.

Why do you choose this method?

By the usual method, you can make this recipe but it takes a very long time. But in this case, you can cook very quickly and perfectly. The inner portion, as well as the outer portion, cook very well at the same time.

Recipe Facts and nutritions

Level: Easy
Total Piece: 5/6 (500grms)
Calories Per 100 grams – 170 Kcal
Protein – 55 grams
Fat – 8 grams
Vitamins – Vitamin-A, Vitamin-B complex, and Vitamin-D,
Also contains folic acid, calcium, copper, and Manganese

Cooking Ingredients

  • 600grams chicken drumstick
  • 2cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • ½tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1½ mix herbs
  • ½tbsp Paprika
  • ⅛tbsp food color
  • 2eggs white
  • 1tbsp ginger powder
  • 1tbsp garlic powder
  • 1tbsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

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How to make healthy instant pot fried chicken-

Here is the easy making process of healthy pressure cooker fried chicken.

Step -1

  • Take 600 grams of chicken drumsticks or (6-7 pieces) and wash them well by water. Then drain off all excess water. You can take chicken thigh also.
  • Take chicken pieces in a mixing bowl. Add spices (ginger garlic powder, pepper, and turmeric, salt, mix herbs, red chili powder, yogurt) on chicken and mix them well so that spices make a coating on all sides of these chicken pieces. Keep it in a refrigerator for 4 hours to marinate.
  • Now take another two pots and one of the utensils used to beat egg, and in another add the cornflower and all-purpose flour. Mix cornflour and all-purpose flour very well. You may combine 1 tbsp black pepper and 1/2 tbsp paprika to it. You can add a pinch of food color with it.
  • Take the chicken pieces, dip them first in beaten egg and then coated with cornflour and all-purpose flour mixture. Remember, apply this process carefully so that a thick coating makes on all sides of the chicken pieces.
  • You may repeat this process two times to thick the coating. Then shake it off and discard the excess dry powder.

Cooking method 

Follow these cooking instructions to make fried chicken by pressure fryer or instant pot.

  • Now take a pressure cooker or instant pot and pour cooking oil in it. Heat the pressure cooker. Dip a portion of the mixture in the oil to check the oil enough heated or not. If the dough floating without browning then it’s temperature is enough to cook. Whether a food thermometer is available then check the temperature and set it 375°F.
  • If you use an instant pot to deep fry the chicken then set the temperature at 375°F.
  • Dip chicken pieces one by one in the oil and then close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Cook it for approximately 8 minutes then open the lid of the pressure cooker. Take a piece out and see if it is well cooked or not. Whether it cooked well then takes all pieces out and keeps on a tissue paper or towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Now the dish is ready to serve. Garnish it with sliced green chili and spring onion then enjoy with green sauces and salads.

How to make pressure fried chicken in instant pot

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Fried Chicken

Usually, we cook chicken in an open cooking pan like a saucepan or Kadhai. But in case of instant pot fried chicken, we cook it in a closed fried pan like a pressure cooker or instant pot. World-famous food making company ‘Broaster’, use this technique and their chicken is called Broasted Chicken. But their method is very lengthy. You can make it very quickly at home by my quick recipe method.
4.28 from 22 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • Instant pot or ordinary pressure cooker 1 piece
  • Medium size bowl 3 pieces
  • Food thermometer if avilable


  • 600 grams chicken drumstick
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tbsp Paprika
  • tbsp food colour
  • 2 eggs white
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil


  • Clean chicken pieces then drain out water.
  • Add spices (ginger garlic powder, pepper, and turmeric, salt, mix herbs, red chili powder, yogurt) with chicken and mix well. Keep in a refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl (take only the white portion of eggs). Mix all-purpose flour and cornflours on a plate. Add 1/2 tbsp black pepper and a pinch of food color with it.
  • Dip chicken pieces in the egg white then coat all sides properly with flour mixture.
  • Heat cooking oil in an instant pot or pressure cooker and set the temperature at 375°F.
  • Dip chicken pieces when the oil temperature reached 375°F. Close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and remove chicken pieces. Keep them on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 150gFat: 9gSodium: 275mgPotassium: 350mgVitamin A: 12470IUCalcium: 250mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Pressure cooker fried chicken
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Precautions during making instant pot fried chicken

  • Make the all-purpose flour and cornflour coating perfectly on all sides of the chicken and remove extra dry crust by shaking them.
  • Before dip, the chicken pieces in the hot oil, check the temperature by food thermometer or dip a small portion of dough in the oil. Try to maintain the temperature at approximately 350°F.

I hope, now you can make this healthy insta pot pressure fried chicken recipe in your kitchen easily. Please let us know, after making this dish, how was your cooking experience?

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