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instant pot frozen whole chicken
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Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken

Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken. The best way to cook a frozen whole chicken in the Instant Pot. This pressure cooker whole chicken is moist, full of flavour, perfect for meal prep and super easy for last minute family dinners.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 339kcal


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Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken Ingredients:


  • Tie your chicken legs together with some string. Place 1 cup/240ml of water in the instant pot inner pot, along with ½ cup/120ml of white wine. Mix in the seasonings. Or alternatively add 2 cups/480ml of chicken stock.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken In Instant Pot?
  • Place the trivet in your instant pot and add your frozen whole chicken.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken In Instant Pot?
  • Season your chicken generously with salt and pepper. Place the lid on your instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 30 minutes on either manual or pressure cook.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken In Instant Pot?
  • When it beeps, do a quick pressure release before releasing pressure. Check the thickest part of the chicken breast to make sure it is fully cooked and then serve.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken In Instant Pot?



Liquid. I always strain the liquid and use it for future chicken stock. Though you can do this after eating and once it has cooled down.
Replace. Step one is an alternative if you don’t have your own chicken stock. You are basically flavouring your water with wine and seasonings. You can skip this if you have chicken stock available.
Thanks for reading our instant pot frozen whole chicken recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love frozen meat, then I recommend you try our Instant Pot frozen whole turkey next.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
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