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Instant Pot Whole Rotisserie Chicken - perfectly tender, juicy, roasted chicken you can make easily at home using your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Best part of all, you can have a simple chicken dinner in under 45 minutes. Plus instructions for cooking the chicken in the oven, thawed and frozen. No more dry chicken breasts - so juicy and moist & great for Sunday meal prep. Use your leftovers for soups, pastas, casseroles, tacos, bone & chicken broth and more!

Instant Pot Whole Chicken - Rotisserie Style

Instant Pot Whole Chicken - Rotisserie Style - perfectly tender, juicy, rotisserie chicken you can make easily at home using your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Best of all, you can have a simple low carb keto roasted chicken dinner in about 45 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot chicken recipe, instant pot whole chicken, pressure cooker whole chicken, rotisserie chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 308 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds whole chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Greek seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large onion, halved optional
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon halved; optional
  • 1 cup chicken stock or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, Greek seasoning, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic, and onion powder.

FOR THE INSTANT POT METHOD (FRESH CHICKEN):

  1. Gently loosen the skin from the chicken breast with your hands lifting and separating the meat. Rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil followed by a third (1/3) of the seasonings under the skin using your hands and fingers. Next, rub another tablespoon of olive oil and the rest of the seasonings over entire chicken and inside the body cavity.
  2. Place the onion, garlic cloves and lemon inside the cavity of the chicken. This helps to seal in the moisture and add flavor.

  3. YOU CAN SKIP THIS STEP BUT SEARING THE CHICKEN FIRST HELPS TO GIVE IT COLOR AND LOCK IN THE FLAVORS: Press the SAUTE button HIGH. When the word "Hot" appears, swirl in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

    Place the chicken - breast side down, in pot and sear for 5-7 minutes, or until a golden brown. Using tongs and a spatula, flip the chicken over and sear for another 5 minutes, or until brown. Remove chicken and place on a large platter.

  4. Place a trivet (the one that came with the Instant Pot or use another) inside the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Pour chicken stock or broth in pot. Place trivet on top of the chicken broth then lay chicken on top of trivet, breast side up.

  5. Cover and lock lid. Turn the valve to SEALING.

    Press the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button and set timer according to 24 minutes for a 4lb chicken or cook according to size:

    * 3 lbs- 18 min

    *3.5 lbs- 21 min

    * 4 lbs- 24 min

    For a FROZEN WHOLE CHICKEN - set to 42 minutes ON HIGH for a 4 lb chicken.

    Allow the Instant Pot to come to pressure (this may take about 10-15 minutes).

  6. Once the 24 minutes is up and the Instant Pot beeps indicating the chicken is done, allow to naturally release for at least 15 minutes and then quick release for any extra pressure.

  7. Open lid and transfer chicken to a platter or a large cutting board. Broil in the oven for 4-5 minutes to crisp up the skin.

  8. Allow chicken to cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice or shred and serve with your favorite sides.

TO ROAST IN THE OVEN INSTEAD:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

    Place seasoned chicken on an oven roasting pan and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Cover loosely with aluminum foil (to prevent too much browning) and cook for an additional 40-50 minutes or until temperature reads 165 F.

  2. Remove roasting pan. Let chicken cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice or shred and serve with your favorite sides.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Save your bones in a freezer bag until you're ready and you can make Chicken stock or bone broth.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Whole Chicken - Rotisserie Style
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 847mg35%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.