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whole roast chicken in the instant pot duo crisp with crispy skin
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Instant Pot Whole Roast Chicken Recipe

This Instant Pot Whole Roast Chicken recipe shows how to cook a whole chicken in the pressure cooker. Use Duo Crisp or broil for crispy skin after pressure cooking. Your whole family will love this easy chicken recipe, and it's so much faster than roasting a chicken in the oven!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Pressure time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 190kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10


  • 1 4 to 5-pound whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 white or yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth 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 broth 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
  • For the Duo Crisp or crisp lid, once the pressure cooking is done, remove lid, and place air fryer/crisp lid on Instant Pot. Press CANCEL to turn off KEEP WARM cycle, then hit BROIL for 6 to 8 minutes or to desired doneness. Directions may vary with individual model/brand


Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot and Instant Pot Duo Crisp.
For a 6-quart, use 1 cup of water or broth.
If you don't have herbes de Provence seasoning, you can use Italian seasoning.
Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting for juicier chicken.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg