Monday, January 30, 2017

{Instant Pot} Whole Chicken

Jana here with another Instant Pot recipe!  I recently cooked a whole chicken in my Instant Pot, and the results were delicious. Moist chicken that was falling off the bone!  In my opinion, cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot is good for then using the meat in other ways. Because you aren't marinating or injecting the chicken with flavor throughout, I prefer to season the chicken in different ways for various meals throughout the week. If you want some ideas for recipes using chicken, scroll to our right sidebar on the blog, and look for the food categories. When you click on 'chicken', it will show you all recipes we have posted that involve chicken!  Another reason I like cooking a whole chicken sometimes, is you can then use the bones to make homemade bone broth! 

{Instant Pot} Whole Chicken

1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs)
1 cup water
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1. Pour 1 cup of water or broth in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the trivet, and set the chicken on that.

2.  In a small bowl, pour 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine. Using a silicone kitchen brush, brush the oil all over the top of the chicken. (or drizzle it if you don't have a brush)

3. Close the lid, and cook on Manual mode for 25 minutes. Use NR (Natural Release...let it stay on the Keep Warm feature for 10 minutes before releasing pressure and opening the lid), and check the temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer. It should be 165 degrees F. (or just above)  If it is below this temperature, close the lid, and do another 5 minutes on Manual mode.


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