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Instant Pot Whole Chicken With Rotisserie Seasonings

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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, Instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Natural Release Of Instant Pot 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author On My Kids Plate


  • 5 pound Whole Fresh Raw Chicken The cook times are intended for a 5 pound chicken in a 6 quart instant pot. If yours is larger or smaller you may need to adjust your time
  • 1.5 cup Chicken broth Water also works, but has less flavor
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder Or 2-3 cloves fresh garlic. Minced garlic can also be substituted.
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper


  1. Check the inside of your chicken for any packets containing innards and remove if included. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken. Using a brush, lightly rub the seasonings into the chicken skin.
  3. Put chicken on a trivet with handles and lower into the Instant Pot. Add the broth or water to the pot.

  4. Close lid on Instant Pot and turn pressure valve to seal.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

Use this chart for hot long to cook a fresh chicken in a 6 quart instant pot.

  • 2.5 lbs = 15 minutes
  • 3 lbs = 18 minutes
  • 3 1/2 lbs = 21 minutes
  • 4 lbs = 24 minutes
  • 4 1/2 lbs = 27 minutes
  • 5 lbs = 30 minutes
  • 5 1/2 lbs = 33 minutes

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