How to Make Chicken Stock in a Pressure Cooker

1. Heat 4 tbsp. grapeseed or canola oil in a 6-qt. pressure cooker over medium high heat. Working in batches, add 1/2 lbs. chicken wings and cook, turning once, until browned. Transfer chicken wings to a bowl. (You can also substitute the carcass of a roasted turkey or chicken.)Max Iattoni
2. Add 2 lbs. ground chicken (dark or white meat, or both), and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Transfer ground chicken to bowl with chicken wings.Max Iattoni
3. Add 1 thinly sliced onion, 2 thinly sliced large carrots, and 1 thinly sliced leek (white and light green parts only), reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. (Note: Using thinly sliced vegetables, ground meat and small bones maximizes the surface area of the ingredients exposed to liquid and aids in the extraction of their flavors.)Max Iattoni
4. Add 6 oz. white wine and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, until almost all of the moisture has been evaporated.Max Iattoni
5. Return the chicken wings and browned ground chicken, along with 1 lb. raw ground chicken to the pot. Cover with 8 cups water. (The raw ground chicken will help to clarify the stock.)Max Iattoni
6. Cover pressure cooker with the lid and seal according to manufacturer's directions. Heat on high for five minutes; then reduce heat to low and let cook for 45 minutes. (If the pressure builds too much and steam escapes rapidly from release valve, remove pot from heat for a few minutes to prevent over pressurizing. Return to low heat when pressure stabilizes.)Max Iattoni
7. Remove pot from the heat; allow pressure cooker to de-pressurize but do not take off the lid. The cooling process will decrease pressure naturally, about 20 minutes. This depressurizing also allows the extraction process to continue gently. 8. Once the pot has fully depressurized, remove the lid.Max Iattoni
9. Strain the stock through a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl or a colander lined with cheesecloth.Max Iattoni
10. The stock will yield 2 quarts. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up 4 days or freeze and use within 6 months.Max Iattoni