Making a fresh instant pot whole chicken is easy, juicy and delicious. With just a few rotisserie seasonings you can have a delicious pressure cooked chicken on your table, or ready to use in recipes for dinner and lunches too.
Put chicken on a trivet with handles and lower into the Instant Pot. Add the broth or water to the pot.
Set for a manual high time of 30 minutes. Allow for a natural pressure release of 15 minutes at the end of the cooking time before releasing any remaining pressure by opening the pot. DO NOT do a quick release (press the button before the pot has released the pressure) or your chicken will be dry.
Check your chicken with a meat thermometer, being careful not to touch it right up against the bone. (This can effect the reading.) The temperature should register at least 165 degrees to be a safe cooking temperature.
Use this chart for hot long to cook a fresh chicken in a 6 quart instant pot.
See more information in the post if you have an 8 quart instant pot or if your chicken is frozen.
2-3 cloves fresh garlic can be substituted for the garlic powder and is delicious. (Extra cloves won't hurt if you like your meat extra garlicky.) Minced garlic can also be substituted, I've used a full tablespoon and the chicken comes out deliciously