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whole chicken in the instant pot
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot is easy and incredibly fast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, instant pot
Servings: 4 people
Author: Laura



  • 1 2.5 - 4 lb whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder


  • Mix together the olive oil through mustard powder in a small bowl.
  • Prepare the chicken by removing any gizzards from the cavity.
  • Brush the wet rub onto the exterior of the chicken.
  • Place the metal trivet into the base of the Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water. Place the chicken on top of the trivet and place the lid securely onto the Instant Pot, with the valve set to Seal.
  • Push the Pressure Cook button on the machine and set the time according to the size of the chicken (6 minutes per pound).
  • Allow the pressure to naturally release. Test the internal temperature to be sure it has reached 165 degrees. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and slice to serve.