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Instant Pot Roast Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Natural release
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Make a whole roast chicken in less than an hour with the Instant Pot. This chicken recipe is like having a homemade rotisserie chicken without taking hours to cook. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy roast chicken, Instant pot roast chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 23 kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama
  • 1 whole organic chicken (about 4-5 lbs)
  • 1 large onion cut in half
  • 1 lemon cut in half
Seasoning Spices
  1. Combine all seasoning spices in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Remove the giblets from the chicken. Stuff the chicken cavity with the lemon and onions. 

  3. Rub the chicken with the seasoning spices, putting extra on top of the chicken. 

  4. Put a metal trivet in the Instant Pot. Add 1 cup water.

  5. Place the chicken on the trivet. The chicken should not be touching the water at the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot. 

  6. Put the lid on and close it shut. Make sure the valve is sealed. 

  7. Set on high pressure for 30 minutes (or about 6 minutes per pound of chicken).

  8. When it's done, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. 

  9. Save the liquid and bones from the chicken to make a delicious <a href="https://dontmesswithmama.com/how-to-make-homemade-stock-or-bone-broth/">chicken bone broth</a> later. I do this right after I make this chicken to get double time out of my crockpot before I put it away.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Roast Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.