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Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken, seasoned and raw in the pot.
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Instant Pot Roasted Whole Chicken recipe

Instant Pot Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe - juicy and delicious whole chicken cooked in the pressure cooker. Great as a main dish or as a rotisserie chicken for other dishes.More Instant Pot recipes: www.crunchycreamysweet.com 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time27 mins
coming to pressure9 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asian chicken, Instant Pot, roasted, rotisserie chicken, whole chicken
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 whole chicken mine was 4.4 lbs
  • 1.5 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves


  • Check if your stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot. To know why I always mention this step, read my Instant Pot Guide for Beginners.
  • Remove the giblets from the chicken cavity. Pat chicken dry with paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, mix the seasonings with olive oil. Rub seasoning all over the chicken, you can insert some of it under the skin, close to the cavity. Place lemon wedges and garlic cloves in the chicken cavity.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water to the Instant Pot insert. Set the trivet inside. Place seasoned chicken on a trivet. Close the lid, make sure the IP is set to cook at HIGH pressure. Switch valve to "sealing" position. Set timer to 27 minutes (6 minutes per pound!). It will take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Once the timer beeps and the cooking is done, press "cancel/off" and DO NOT switch the valve to venting. Let the pressure release naturally to ensure juicy chicken.
  • When the pressure pin dropped, carefully open the lid away from your face. Remove the chicken onto a baking sheet if you want to broil the skin or on a serving plate. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Make gravy with remaining liquid in the IP, if desired. Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Simmer with liquid in the IP.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 310mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg