If you haven been looking to dip a toe in pressure cooking, Instant Pot Whole Chicken is the perfect recipe to start with! It is completely hassle free and has little to no prep work! All you have to do is throw your chicken in and and let you Instant Pot do the rest!
Being a big meal prepper, cooking a whole chicken in the instant pot has been been a dream come true. They take so much less time than the oven and come out much moister! Lately, the whole chickens have been on sale for around $0.79 a pound in my area which is just too cheap for me to pass up. One chicken whole chicken can be enough to feed my family for 2-3 meals (depending on what I am using it for). I love to cut up my whole chickens and throw them into salads, soups, casseroles, and freezer meals.
Cooking whole chickens in the Instant Pot not only leads to a deliciously tender meat stockpile, but also some awesome bones for making bone broth. When you buy whole rotisserie chickens in the store you never really know what was put in them or how long they were truly sitting there. The bones can be pretty iffy and not to mention the chickens can be majorly overpriced! I mean they are cooking the same $4 chicken you are buying from the meat department and selling it for around $10!
If the idea of saving money, saving time, and cooking a delicious meal (whether you are using it to freeze or eat right away) sounds right up your alley stick, stick around and let me show you how truly easy it is making a whole chicken in your Instant Pot below!
One quick side note: don’t be fooled by the chicken being a little ugly right out of the pot! The skin crisps up in 2 minutes in the oven!
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Place the chopped vegetables and water in the bottom of the instant pot and place the chicken over top.
Rub the outside of the chicken with olive oil, and then season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste.
Pour the wine over the chicken and secure the lid. Select the manual setting, set to high, and increase time to 25 minutes.
Natural release for 10 minutes to let the chicken rest and then quick release until steam is complete. Set the oven to broil and place the chicken under the broiler for 2 minutes to crisp up the skin.
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