Originally Posted by seakayaker
Buy the instant pot on Amazon. It's not a fryer. It's a "high tech" pressure cooker--but extremely easy to use. Pot roast in an hour. Cooks a whole chicken in about 20 minutes. Chicken and dumplings in about 40 minutes (including time to cook the chicken). Way better than a crock pot - faster and meat is more tender when cooked under pressure. Much safer than the old timey pressure cookers.
Originally Posted by ependydad
I don't see why you couldn't fry chicken with it. It's a deep pot and it has a "saute" option (we use that for browning meet and whatnot). But, we never have.
We bought ours from Amazon- catching various sales for them.
Here's the one we most recently purchased:
First X100 on the instantPot!
We have had ours for over a year and I am amazed at what it can do - it is truly superior to a old style pressure cooker or crock pot! Those who claim differently have not used a InstantPot and do not know what they are talking about
As to deep frying / pressure cooking chicken a La KFC - I wondered that as well and before I tried it I (fortunately!) found this article:
Is it dangerous to cook fried chicken in the pressure cooker?
In 3 words: Don't Do It! The KFC Pressure Cooker was specifically designed for KFC.
There are a lot of work around recipes that will give you tender and tasty "Fried" chicken though - and yep the InstantPot is the tool to use there!
If you want to have a tool that does a really (REALLY!) good job of mimicking deep fat frying, get this:
We do not own one of these, but it is on my want list. Went to a pot luck and a guy who owned one was cranking out French fries that tasted like they were deep fat fried - without the mess and fuss (and unhealthiness) of grease. He told me that he had made "fried" chicken and it was delicious, moist and crunchy
OTOH if you want to have KFC-like fried chicken for dinner I'd recommend to just go to KFC and buy a bucket