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instant pot whole chicken
Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Garlic & HerbsĀ 
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Garlic & Herbs is the easiest way to make a whole roasted chicken you'll ever find. It's stuffed with onion, celery, and butter to make it extra juicy, then smothered with herbs, garlic, and spices. This one will give your favorite rotisserie chicken a run for its money! 

Servings: 6 servings
Author: DishingDelish.com
  • 1 5 lb whole chicken giblets removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into 4 quarters
  • 1 medium stalk celery cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  1. In small a bowl mix together olive oil, parsley, onion powder, salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, and paprika. Rub half onto chicken skin, flip over and rub remaining half onto other side. Make sure to cover all pieces. 

  2. Stuff celery, onion, and butter into cavity of the bird. Place steam rack into instant pot, along with water. 

  3. Place chicken into instant pot. Lock lid onto pot and close steam valve. Set for 30 minutes on High. 

  4. When time is done, allow pot to naturally release (don't do anything until the pressure is gone, about 20-25 minutes). When done, remove lid and double check temperature of the inside of the chicken is above 165F.

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