Instant Pot Whole Chicken

  • Author: Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 whole chicken 1x


This Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe is a healthy instant pot recipe that will streamline your weeknight dinner routine! Healthy instant pot recipes FTW!



  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 whole broiler chicken (2.54.5 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • ground paprika
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 46 springs fresh rosemary


  1. In an Instant Pot, pour in broth or water; insert wire rack that comes with the pressure cooker.
  2. Before removing product packaging, note weight of chicken.
  3. Remove any parts from cavity of the bird; place whole chicken on wire rack, breast side up.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together butter garlic and ginger.
  5. Press butter on top and underneath skin of chicken.
  6. Season skin liberally with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika.
  7. Stuff lemon and rosemary springs into cavity, and place at least 2 lemon slices on legs of chicken.
  8. Place lid on Instant Pot and seal the valve.
  9. Cook chicken on Poultry setting at high pressure f0r 6 minutes per pound.
  10. Once chicken is done cooking, quick release valve to depressurize instant pot and insert meat thermometer into the chicken to verify 165 degrees.
  11. If you like crispy skin, place chicken in roasting pan or baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil and broil chicken in oven for 5 minutes until skin is golden brown.


  • Before removing product packaging, note weight of whole chicken.
  • This recipe was created in a 6 quart instant pot.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

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