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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Cook a tender, perfectly roasted whole chicken in your Instant Pot rotisserie-style in less than an hour! This recipe turns out perfectly every time. Perfect for an easy dinner or to have on hand for added protein in your favorite chicken recipes throughout the week. No need to run out for a fresh rotisserie chicken!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 702.36kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 lb. whole chicken
  • 15 oz. can chicken broth

Instructions

  • Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Rub the mixture over the surface of the chicken.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute setting and add the olive oil. Add chicken, breast side down to the pot and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip chicken over and cook 5 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove chicken from pot and add chicken broth. Deglaze pot (remove bits from bottom using a spoon), place trivet inside and add the chicken, breast side up.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 30 minutes on high pressure. It will take the IP around 10-11 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes then set to Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the cover.
  • Remove chicken and serve!

Notes

The 30-minute cook time applies to whole chickens that are between 3 and 4 pounds (approximately 8 minutes per pound). Add 5 minutes to your cooking time for every pound over 4 lbs.
Before you place the chicken in the Instant Pot, be sure to remove any gizzards bags that may be stuffed inside.
Feel free to add stuffing to the inside of your chicken, but be sure it isn’t spilling out of the cavity. A standard rule of thumb is to use 1/2 cup for every pound of meat. Try adding large onion pieces, apples, dried bread pieces, cubed potatoes, spices, seasonings or a mixture of any of the above!
Do not skip the sauteing step, as this is what will give you a chicken with deliciously crispy skin. Plus, browning your chicken helps to avoid that too-white color that isn’t appealing when you remove it from the pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 702.36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.62g | Protein: 72.97g | Fat: 42.98g | Saturated Fat: 10.99g | Cholesterol: 234.4mg | Sodium: 859.21mg | Fiber: 0.43g | Sugar: 0.43g
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