Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

One of my favorite go to Instant Pot recipes is for a whole chicken. It comes out so juicy and flavorful and always makes for a complaint free dinner from my little guy.

First thing is the dirty work-wash and dry your chicken.

Next, season your chicken. We use garlic salt and Lawry’s seasoning salt as our main seasonings.  I think you can make it your own here by using your favorites.

Then, lightly spray the chicken with cooking oil.       

Using the saute function (wait until it says HOT), add a little oil to the pot and brown both sides of the chicken for 3-4 minutes each.

Remove your chicken from the pot, add 1 cup broth or water and scrape the browned bits off your pot.

Place chicken on trivet in your Instant Pot, breast side down.

Now for the easy part! Cook 6.3 minutes per pound and allow it to natural pressure release for at least 15 minutes.

That’s it! Super easy and so yummy!

Here’s a little tip, I use the 6 quart pot and use chickens slightly over 5 pounds, anything bigger and it doesn’t fit.

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Originally posted 2017-06-23 13:46:34.