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!
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.
Stuff celery, onion, and butter into cavity of the bird. Place steam rack into instant pot, along with water.
Place chicken into instant pot. Lock lid onto pot and close steam valve. Set for 30 minutes on High.
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.
Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
The golden rule is that a 4 lb chicken will take 24 minutes on high to cook. Add +6 minutes for every additional pound the bird weighs.
If you want the chicken skin to be crispy, just put the bird into a baking dish and place under the oven broiler on High for about 4-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.