Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (4-pound) whole roasting chicken
  • 1 lemon, halved (can use an orange, apple or onion)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Remove giblets and excess fat from the chicken cavity and trim the neck if needed. Dry chicken thoroughly with paper towels.
  3. Season chicken and chicken cavity with salt mixture. Stuff cavity with lemon.
  4. Place metal trivet into the pot and add chicken broth. Gently place chicken on top of the trivet. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set timer for 28 minutes.
  5. When finished cooking, naturally release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions, about 20-30 minutes. Let rest 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy.