Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

Making a whole chicken in the Instant Pot takes little time or ingredients. Follow this recipe for simple whole chicken that goes with any meal.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

A whole chicken is simple to make using the Instant Pot if you follow this recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 cups


  • 1 whole chicken should be around 5 or 6 pounds.
  • 1 whole Onion cut into pieces.
  • 2 ribs celery chopped into pieces.
  • 2 whole carrots cut into small pieces.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Seasonings any you want to add, such as paprika, basil, or oregano.


  • The first step is to put all of the vegetables into the Instant Pot.
  • The wire rack should then go into the Instant Pot. Put the chicken on this wire rack.
  • Add your seasonings to the chicken while it is on the rack.
  • Add water into the Instant Pot in the bottom where the vegetables are.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and seal the valve. Put on "Manual" on high pressure for 6 minutes for each pound. If you have a 5-pound chicken then it would be 30 minutes.
  • When the time is up, allow for natural release of the pressure. Your chicken will be done once the pressure valve is in the down position.
  • You can get the whole chicken out and cut it that way or you can shred it up inside of the Instant Pot.

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