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!
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.
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
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!