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How Long To Cook Whole Chicken In Instant Pot
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How Long To Cook Whole Chicken In Instant Pot?

How Long To Cook Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot? Introducing you to the best instant pot recipe for whole chicken and exactly what cook times to use at home in your instant pot pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 607kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Ingredients:

Air Fryer Crisping

Instructions

  • Peel and slice up your onion and place it into the instant pot with the extra virgin olive oil. Whilst it heats up, peel your whole garlic cloves, and add to the instant pot Sauté your garlic and onion until your onion starts to change colour.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Cancel sauté and deglaze the instant pot with white wine.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Place your whole chicken on a clean chopping board and using string secure the chicken legs.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Rub a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over the skin of the chicken. Then add your seasonings and the oil will help the seasonings stick to the chicken. To make it easier you can use an olive oil spray.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Place your chicken on a trivet inside the instant pot inner pot. It can be breast side up or down (it doesn’t matter which way)
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Place the lid on the instant pot set the valve to sealing and cook for 23 minutes.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Then allow for a 15 minute natural pressure release before manually releasing pressure.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Once pressure is released allow the chicken to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?
  • Alternatively load into the air fryer, add extra virgin olive oil, extra seasoning and air fry breast side up for 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
    How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot?

Notes

Time. The rule with an instant pot whole chicken is 6 minutes for every pound of chicken. We bought a large whole chicken from the supermarket, and it weighed 1.76kg which is 3.9lbs and works out at 23 minutes.
Thanks for reading our instant pot whole chicken recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to see more chicken recipes, I recommend you try our instant pot Tuscan chicken next.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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