Instant Pot Whole Chicken


Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe: A Delicious and Time-Saving Meal


Cooking a whole chicken can be a daunting task, but with the Instant Pot, it can be an easy and delicious meal that you can whip up in no time. This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or a weekend family meal. Not only is it simple and quick to make, but it’s also full of flavor and nutrition.





●1 whole chicken (3.5 to 4.5 lbs)

●1 Tbsp Avocado oil

●1 1/2 tsp sea salt

●2 tsp garlic powder

●1 1/2 tsp Paprika

●1 1/2 tsp Dried parsley

●1/2 tsp black pepper

●2 cups apple cider or chicken broth*

●2 large apples, chopped, optional





Remove the chicken from its packaging and pat it dry with a paper towel. Drizzle the chicken with 1 to 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and use your hands to smear it around so that the whole chicken is coated in oil.



Sprinkle the chicken (both sides and all of the edges) with sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and dried parsley.


Pour the apple cider (or chicken broth) into the bottom of the Pressure Cooker and insert the trivet. Place the chicken on top of the trivet.


Secure the lid on the pressure cooker and press the Manual Pressure or Pressure Cook button.


Adjust the time for 30 minutes (or 6 minutes per pound of chicken) and keep the pressure valve sealed.


Allow the pressure cooker to run its course – it will take 5 to 10 minutes to heat up before it gets going.



Once the time is up, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release (and go into keep warm mode) for at least 20 minutes. I often let mine go for 40 or 50 for the most tender result.


If you love crispy chicken skin, transfer the chicken to a baking sheet and place your oven on the High Broil setting.


Place the chicken on the rack that’s second from the top and broil for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the skin has reached your desired level of crisp.


Serve with your choice of side dishes and enjoy!



– Tips:


1- For a crispy skin, place the chicken under the broiler for a few minutes after cooking in the Instant Pot.


2- If you want to add some vegetables to the pot, you can add carrots, potatoes, or onions in with the chicken.


3- Use the leftover bones to make chicken broth for soups or stews.



– Nutrition Information:


This Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe is not only delicious but also a good source of protein, vitamin B6, and iron. One serving (about 4 ounces of cooked chicken) contains approximately 280 calories, 23 grams of protein, and 19 grams of fat.



– In conclusion, this Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe is a fantastic meal that’s both easy to make and packed with flavor and nutrition. It’s a great option for busy weeknights or weekend family dinners. With just a few simple ingredients and an Instant Pot, you can have a delicious and healthy meal in no time.



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