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Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

With my Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe, you can have a delicious, savory whole chicken ready and on the table in just minutes! #instantpot #chicken #recipes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken, Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 463kcal


  • 1 4 pound whole chicken
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Combine the spices and gently rub them all over the outside of the chicken.
  • Loosen the skin and try to get some of the spices between the skin and the chicken, as well.
  • Using Saute function, put Olive oil or butter in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place chicken in the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Flip the chicken and cook on the other side for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Deglaze it by adding a cup of chicken broth in the bottom, continuing to scrape the bottom so that there are no large brown spots on bottom of the pan (this will prevent the burn notice from coming up while cooking).
  • Place trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot and place whole chicken on top of the trivet (leaving the liquid in the bottom).
  • Cover and close the valve. Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 24 minutes. Natural release for 15 minutes, then quick release
  • Remove chicken and slice pieces off of it to serve for dinner.


Note: If your chicken is not 4 pounds, you'll have to adjust the cook time. Cook for 6 minutes per pound.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg