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
Keyword chicken, Instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Natural Release Of Instant Pot 15minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
Instant Pot, Ninja Foodie or Pressure Cooker
Trivet (often comes with an instant pot, available in metal or silicone)
5poundWhole Fresh Raw ChickenThe 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
1.5cupChicken brothWater also works, but has less flavor
1tablespoonGarlic PowderOr 2-3 cloves fresh garlic. Minced garlic can also be substituted.
Check the inside of your chicken for any packets containing innards and remove if included. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
Sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken. Using a brush, lightly rub the seasonings into the chicken skin.
Put chicken on a trivet with handles and lower into the Instant Pot. Add the broth or water to the pot.
Close lid on Instant Pot and turn pressure valve to seal.
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.
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