Instant Pot Roasted Whole Chicken


Roast a whole chicken in your Instant Pot for a speedy dinner when you're short on time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 (5 pound) roasting chicken, rinsed, giblets removed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch dried rosemary, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried parsley, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (Optional)


  1. Rub chicken on all sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, and parsley.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot), add olive oil, and select the Sauté function. When hot, add chicken, breast-side down. Cook until skin is browned, about 5 minutes. Use tongs to flip chicken and brown on the other side for 5 more minutes. Carefully remove chicken from the pot and set aside. Pour in chicken stock and deglaze the pan, scraping off all the browned bits. Turn off the Sauté function.

  3. Place the rack insert into the pot and place chicken on the rack, breast-side up. Close and lock the lid. Select the Poultry setting and set the timer for 28 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Carefully remove chicken to a carving board to rest.

  5. Turn on the Sauté function and whisk cornstarch into the pot with the stock and drippings to make a gravy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
15g Fat
1g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 574mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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