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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe shows you how to make rotisserie style chicken in the pressure cooker in less than an hour. Pop it under under the broiler for extra crispy skin and even more flavor!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot whole chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 4 to 5-pound whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 white or yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or water


  • Pat chicken with paper towel to remove excess moisture, and rub with olive oil
  • Sprinkle herbes de Provence, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder over chicken and in cavity, then stuff garlic cloves, onion and lemon into cavity. If not all pieces fit, add extra pieces of lemon or onion to the pot with the chicken.
  • Place trivet in Instant Pot, pour stock or water into pot, and place chicken, breast side up on trivet. 
  • Place cover on pot, turn knob to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK or manual for 30 minutes 
  • Allow 10 to 12 minutes natural release, then hit CANCEL, and do quick release, and open pot when pin drops. Internal temperature should be at least 165, according to meat thermometer
  • Lift up trivet, and remove chicken to baking pan or casserole dish, along with some of the cooking liquid. Broil for about 5 minutes or until skin is golden and crisp, if desired


Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot.
For a 6-quart, use 1 cup of water.
If you don't have herbes de Provence seasoning, you can use Italian seasoning


Calories: 300kcal