Curious as to how to cook a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Keep reading to see how you can make a delicious, fall off the bone, and moist whole chicken in an Instant Pot!
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Whole Chicken in an Instant Pot

Curious as to how to cook a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Keep reading to see how you can make a delicious, fall off the bone, and the juiciest whole chicken in an Instant Pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 2004kcal
Author Carmy

Ingredients

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2.5 tbsp paprika
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 5 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 cup water/chicken stock

Instructions

  • Season your chicken (oil, salt, pepper, paprika) and inside the cavity, season and place a sliced lemon and garlic inside. 
  • On sauté mode, drizzle in 2 tbsp canola oil in your Instant Pot. Then place the chicken, breast side down into the Instant Pot. Let it cook on saute mode for 6 minutes.
  • Flip your chicken. 
  • Pour in 1 cup of water/chicken stock or broth
  • Turn the valve to sealing and set to 24 minutes on manual (if you have a 4lb chicken) then let it natural pressure release before removing the chicken. (6 minutes per pound of chicken)
  • After removing it from the Instant Pot, to make the skin super crispy, I set it in the oven to be broiled for 5-6 minutes.

Notes

Optional: Rub your seasoning onto the whole chicken and let it sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 2004kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 167g | Fat: 134g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 653mg | Sodium: 14593mg | Potassium: 2402mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 193.2% | Vitamin C: 91.9% | Calcium: 24.3% | Iron: 75%