Instant Pot Roast Chicken

Instant Pot Roast Chicken

Everyone needs an easy chicken dinner.  I do, certainly.  I try to do these on Sundays as it gives me easy shredded chicken for at least another meal during the week.  I use the instant pot because it is so easy and I can have a chicken on the table, ready from frozen in about an hour!  I always shred the leftovers and save the bones for broth!

Instant Pot Roast Chicken

Brenna May
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course American, Dinner
Cuisine British, keto, paleo
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Cast Iron Pan

Ingredients
  

  • Fresh or Frozen Pastured Chicken
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Butter works too
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic or 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 2-3 tsp pink salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano sage or rosemary
  • 1-2 cups water for the bottom of the instant pot

Instructions
 

  • Weigh the chicken to to determine the correct cooking time (see below). Overcooking will cause it to fall apart.
  • Rinse the chicken and place it in the rack in the instant pot.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and cover with salt, pepper, garlic and herbs.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and set to "Poultry" and adjust time or follow pressure cooking times below.
  • Cook the chicken for 6 minutes per pound and allow a 15-minute natural pressure release. Releasing the pressure gradually will ensure your chicken is fully cooked and rested for a juicy chicken.
  • I use the rack in the bottom of the instant pot to help with removal and transfer.
  • Transfer to a cast iron pan and broil for 5-10 minutes to crisp the skin or bake for 15 minutes
  • Six minutes per pound for fresh chicken.

Cooking From Frozen

  • How Long Should I Cook a Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot?
  • Cooking time varies based on the size of your chicken & Instant Pot.
  • A Larger size Instant Pot has more volume (area) for more pressure to build up so it takes longer to bring pressure down.
  • An 8 quart pressure cooker keeps cooking chicken while bringing down pressure for 40 minutes vs. 6 quart which takes 15 minutes.
  • 10 minutes per pound for frozen chicken.

For 6 quart Instant Pot:

  • * 4 lbs whole chicken – 60 minutes.
  • * 5 lbs whole chicken – 70 minutes.

For 8 quart Instant Pot:

  • * 4 lbs whole chicken – 40 minutes.
  • * 5 lbs whole chicken – 50 minutes.
  • * 6 lbs whole chicken – 60 minutes.

Notes

Save the drippings for broth or gravy!
Make sure to keep the carcass for bone broth.
Keyword chicken, pastured chicken, roast chicken

 

 


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