Slow Cooker / Pressure Cooker Russian Chicken {Instant Pot}

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Pressure Cooker Russian Chicken is a sweet and spicy, juicy chicken dish that is ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s a great frozen meal.

Pressure cooker Russian chicken

You may remember my stranded whale. Well, I did this for dinner tonight again and decided to retake the main photo.

This recipe has been floating around on the internet for years and years and it seems that many bloggers have published the recipe on their blogs. There is no way to know who actually created the recipe.

I have made Russian chicken several times over the years, in my slow cooker and decided it was time to adapt it for the pressure cooker.

This is a super simple recipe with just a few ingredients. However, if you want to save a little money and make it more homemade, make my homemade Russian/catalina salad dressing, rather than buying a bottle of dressing. Russian knows almost the same as Catherine, so don’t worry.

Very few ingredients are needed. Chicken, canned apricot, onion soup mix and a bottle of Russian dressing. Catalina Dressing is essentially the same as Russian Dressing and in the past, I used either. This time, however, I decided to make homemade Catalina salad dressing.

It’s so easy to do, why not, right? If you don’t have time or don’t feel like making your own, just pick up a bottle of Russian dressing or Catherine at the grocery store.

This makes a great frozen meal. Take some chicken when it is on sale and prepare a batch or two of the sauce. Divide the chicken into food-saving bags and pour the sauce. Place them in the freezer. The next time you feel like Russian pressure cooker chicken, simply place the contents of the bag in your pressure cooker or slow cooker and you’re good to go.

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You will only need these two accessories. A stainless steel flat-bottomed insertion tray and a stainless steel grid/trivet with high legs.

Place all the chicken in the pressure cooker with a little water

. Whisk the homemade Catalina salad dressing (or a bottle of Russian or catalina dressing) and apricot preserves.

Make sure the preserves are completely decomposed and incorporated with Catalina homemade salad dressing, so there are no lumps


I like to use equal amounts of homemade dressing for Russian salads and apricot preserves. Play with the taste, as you may like it sweeter or more sour.

Add the Lipton onion soup mixture. If you like another brand better, like Laura Scudder, then wear whatever you want. I’ve done it both ways and I think I like the Lipton a little more.

Beat in the Lipton soup mixture until everything is well combined

. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the pressure cooker.

That’s all. This is a super simple recipe. As I said, you can make your own homemade Catalina salad dressing or you can buy a bottle of Russian salad dressing or Kraft Catalina. It’s up to you.

If you’re making this a one-pot meal using my perfectly cooked pot pressure cooker recipe in pot rice, add your high-legged trivet and rice now.

You’re ready to close the lid and cook your entire dinner in ONE pot at the same time!!!

Open the pot and remove the rice pan.

Remove the chicken and press the stir-fry or brown button

on its pressure cooker


allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes and thicken

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. As with many of my recipes, I like to make a lot of chicken, or any meat that is on sale and divide it into portions.

Then I’ll prepare different marinades and add them to the meat bags and seal them in my FoodSaver.

This way, whenever I want to cook something, I can take it out the night before, and as it thaws, it’s marinating in the pre-made marinade.

It is a great time saver and the taste of meat is better. If I’ve forgotten to take something out for dinner, I can still use what I take out of the freezer and just throw it straight into the pressure cooker.

Pour the sauce over your beached whale, I mean chicken and/or place it in a bowl to use as a dipping sauce. Russian pressure cooker chicken goes great with garlic and pressure cooker whipped potatoes, which you can also make Pot in Pot!

If you do

not want to cook your rice with your Russian chicken to the pressure cooker, you can do it in a separate pot, using this recipe, white rice pressure cooker. Alternatively, if you’re cooking for a crowd and need a larger portion of rice, using the “Pot In Pot” method, try my Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice.

Other dishes to try are my One Pot Pressure Cooker Chinese Orange Pepper Chicken & Rice, Pressure Cooker Chinese Take-Out Beef & Broccoli and Pressure Cooker Healthy Inside Out “Eggrolls”.

Kitchen equipment and essentials

  • Instant Pot DUO 6 Quart
  • J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife Simply
  • Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel

  • Anchor Hocking Glass Measuring Cups (Liquid)
  • Rösle Stainless Steel Flat Whisk Measuring Cups – a MUST have, probably my most used utensil
  • My FANTASTIC teak cut and charcuterie
  • Board

  • ball

  • 16 oz Wide-mouth
  • mason jars Homemade salad dressing
  • Catalina Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice
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