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Whole Roasted Chicken in the Instant Pot

Since the advent of the grocery store rotisserie chicken, I hardly ever roast my own chicken anymore. However, one day while waiting for my order to be filled at the meat counter at Whole Foods, I noticed that whole chickens were on sale for a really good price. This inspired me to try my own roasted chicken in the Instant Pot. I knew it wouldn’t come out with crispy skin, but it would be fast!

That’s what we have here: a simple recipe for a roasted whole chicken, cooked in the pressure cooker. The whole thing was done in under an hour. And the best part is that I was left with really delicious broth that I was able to use for another recipe later in the week. Plus there was leftover chicken that also went into another meal that week. Overall, I was thrilled with the result and I hope you are too.

I’m embarrassed to say that I forgot to take any pictures of this chicken! Eek! I think you know what a roasted chicken looks like and you can, in fact, see the finished product if you watch the instructional video. You can even skip right to the end to see the finished dish and I won’t be offended.

I just love it when YouTube captures a lovely shot of me with my mouth open. I suspect my video editor could fix this! This picture makes it look like I’m working way harder than I actually am. In reality, I’m just running my mouth. 🙂


Whole Roasted Chicken in the Instant Pot
Print Recipe
A simple, comforting dish, done quickly in the pressure cooker
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Whole Roasted Chicken in the Instant Pot
Print Recipe
A simple, comforting dish, done quickly in the pressure cooker
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Pat chicken dry and remove giblets from the cavity. Set aside.
  2. Turn Instant Pot to Saute - Normal. Add oil and allow to heat.
  3. Combine all spices in a small bowl. Distribute the spices all over the chicken and rub in.
  4. Place chicken in Instant Pot, skin side down, and allow to brown 6-7 minutes. Flip chicken and allow to brown a few minutes on the other side. Then remove chicken.
  5. Roughly chop carrots, celery and onion and place these in the bottom of the pot. Add water or broth and giblets. Give this a gentle stir.
  6. Return chicken to the pot, breast side up.
  7. Secure lid, set valve to sealing, set to manual, high pressure for 20 minutes.
  8. Chicken will be done after the 20 minutes so you can do a quick release of the pressure or let the pressure come down naturally, depending on how much time you have.
  9. Make sure to strain the broth and save it for a future use.
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