Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Weeknight meals just got easier with this delicious Instant Pot Faux-tisserie Chicken that is ready in no time and you control the seasonings!

Ingredients
  • 3 pound whole chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil {divided}
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt & 2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into quarters
  • 5 tsp. minced garlic
  • southwest seasoning mix {recipe below} OR 2 Tablespoons of your favorite seasoning {lemon-garlic, italian, etc.}
  • 1 cup chicken stock/broth, or water
Southwest Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
Directions:
  1. Wash the chicken with water and wipe dry.  Pull out any loose gizzards or bags on the inside and dispose.
  2. Rub chicken with one Tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the onion wedges and garlic inside the chicken. Use butcher’s twine to secure the legs.
  4. Turn on the pressure cooker and press the Saute button.
  5. Add the remaining olive oil to the metal pot. When hot, add the chicken and sear/brown both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Remove the chicken and set aside. Place the trivet at the bottom of the metal pan and add the chicken stock.
  7. Sprinkle seasoning mix of choice over the entire chicken, rubbing it in and spreading it around to cover the entire chicken.
  8. Place the chicken, breast side up on top of the trivet and secure the lid. Make sure the lid is in the “Sealing” position.
  9. Set the pressure cooker to Manual and set timer for 25 minutes.
  10. When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. If the lid will not open, quick release the remaining pressure and remove the chicken.
  11. Allow chicken to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes
Discard the onion and garlic when the chicken is finished, or toss them into the pot with some water, carrots, celery, and aromatics to make Homemade Chicken Stock!