1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe, was always wondering about frozen meat. Mine turned out great and was very tasty.

  2. 5 stars
    Great idea for when i forget to get food out for the next day.I did a trial run and it was cooked really well thanks.

  3. What about bigger chickens. Is this time going to be the same? Or maybe so many minutes more per pound?
    I am in the US and using a converter, I see that 1.2kg is about 2.6 pounds of a chicken. That is pretty small. Let’s say a 4 pounder, I would think I would need more time.

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for the question.

      When we did the recipe we were using a small Portuguese chicken as we can’t get 4 pounders when we lived there. I have found the ideal ratio for frozen whole chickens is 11 minutes per pound.

      Therefore ours was 2.6 pounds = just short of 30 mins so for a 4 pound you would be looking at 44 minutes. We are running a big experiment on instant pot whole chickens and the timings as well as the chicken stock in 2 weeks, i recommend you subscribe here: https://recipethis.com/newsletter/ and then you will be in the loop when it goes live and have access to our instant pot free mini course 🙂

  4. Wont there be an issue with the package of gizzards that is inside of the frozen chicken? Obviously, I won’t be able to remove it from the frozen bird before cooking.

    1. Hi Sheryl,

      Yes if your chicken has come with them. When doing this recipe we choose the ones without any things inside, it usually says on the pack. The extras inside will increase the cooking time, so we would suggest not cooking it this way if it has extras inside.

      If possible take the extras out before freezing the chicken, but if it is bought frozen then try and get one without the extras inside 🙂

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