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Instant pot whole chicken

Instant pot whole chicken recipe is easy and the chicken is tender and flavorful. Each bite is juicy on the inside and the outside is crispy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Natural Release15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot whole chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 whole chicken 4-6 lbs
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Place trivet rack that comes with the instant pot inside the pot and pour in the chicken broth.
  • Then put the whole chicken into the instant pot on top of the trivet breast side up.
  • Use a basting brush to rub the olive oil all over the skin of the chicken.
  • Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken and use the basting brush to coat the chicken with the seasonings.
  • Seal the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound of the whole chicken you use for this recipe with a 15 minutes natural release. The chicken I used for this recipe was 5 pounds so I cooked my chicken on high pressure for 30 minutes with a 15 minute natural release.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes. Then slice and serve. Enjoy!
  • Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg