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How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot That Is Juicy And Tender

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Wondering how to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot? I’ve got you covered? You no longer have to stress out about cutting up your chicken to bake it anymore! Your Instant Pot can literally cook the entire chicken in a super short amount of time. You’re going to love how tender and juicy this Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe is and you’ll never want to cook your chicken any other way ever again!

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Why is my chicken dry after cooking it in the Instant Pot?

You might not be adding in enough liquid when you’re cooking the chicken. Liquid is a crucial part of the recipe so make certain that you’re measuring it out carefully when you’re adding it into the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken Video

We’ve created a fantastic video tutorial for you to cook Whole Chicken in your pot! Enjoy!

Ingredients For Instant Pot Whole Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken (medium around 4.5lbs)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
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How To Cook Chicken In Instant Pot

Add trivet to instant pot and pour in chicken broth, add bay leaves, and lemon wedges.

Place chicken on top of trivet and close lid.

Cook on manual for 30 minutes and then quick release steam from instant pot.

Melt one stick of butter in microwave safe bowl, then add herbs and stir thoroughly.

Place chicken in baking dish and pour butter mixture over the top.

Place in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Baste the chicken every 10 minutes with the butter drippings in baking dish.

Slice and enjoy!

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Yield: 4-6

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Follow this recipe if you want to your chicken to be tender and juicy when serve.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (medium around 4.5lbs)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

    Add trivet to instant pot and pour in chicken broth, add bay leaves, and lemon wedges. Place chicken on top of trivet and close lid.

    Cook on manual for 30 minutes and then quick release steam from instant pot.

    Melt one stick of butter in microwave safe bowl, then add herbs and stir thoroughly. Place chicken in baking dish and pour butter mixture over the top.

    Place in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Baste the chicken every 10 minutes with the butter drippings in baking dish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 933mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 42g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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