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Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken

  • Author: Kitschen Cat
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 8


Falling off the bone in less than 30 minutes, this “roasted” chicken recipe is the perfect quick and easy dinner!


  • 1 3-4lb whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter (affiliate), melted
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place trivet into pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water to bottom of pot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and all spices, then rub it all over the outside of your chicken.
  3. Lower chicken onto trivet and set to high pressure for 6 minutes per every lb of chicken. For a 4lb chicken, you will set your time to 24 minutes.
  4. When time is up, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then release all remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove chicken from instant pot and place in your oven under your broiler for 5 minutes or until skin begins to brown.
  6. Let rest for 10 minutes then cut and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins