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Instant Pot Roast Chicken

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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Natural Release10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy roast chicken, Instant pot roast chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 23kcal
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


  • Combine all seasoning spices in a small bowl and set aside.
    ingredients for instant Pot Roast Chicken
  • Remove the giblets from the chicken. Stuff the chicken cavity with the lemon and onions. 
    lemon and onion in chicken cavity
  • Rub the chicken with the seasoning spices, putting extra on top of the chicken. 
    instant Pot Roast Chicken with dry rub before cooking
  • Put a metal trivet in the inner stainless steel pot. Add 1 cup water. Place the chicken on the trivet. The chicken should not be touching the water at the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot. 
    pouring water into the instant pot
  • Put the lid on and close it shut. Make sure the valve is sealed. Set on high pressure for 30 minutes (or about 6 minutes per pound of chicken). When it's done, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. 
    instant Pot Roast Chicken - delicious and ready in less than an hour - DontMesswithMama.com
  • The meat will be really tender (falling off the bone), so if you want it intact as a whole chicken to serve carefully remove from the Instant Pot and place on a serving dish. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite side dish.
    instant Pot Roast Chicken - delicious and ready in less than an hour - DontMesswithMama.com


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg