If the chicken is frozen then it will take 35 to 40 minutes. Step 4. Brown chicken breasts on both sides, turning once or twice. No matter what make or model pressure cooker you may have, cooking chicken the pressure cooker method should be universal. Set the machine to high pressure. Remove cooked chicken breasts from the cooker … Pour chicken broth over browned chicken. To cook the whole chicken in a pressure cooker it takes 25 Minutes in high settings. Depending on the chicken dish you are making, whether it be soup, chili, stew, it is perfectly fine to submerge your chicken … Set timer to cook for 12 minutes. Open the pressure cooker, using the Quick Release method. How long does it take to cook chicken in a pressure cooker? For smaller pieces of chicken takes 10 minutes and for large pieces like thigh, breast… Step 3.