Lemon garlic Instant Pot whole chicken is what is for dinner. This Instant Pot rotisserie chicken is loaded with flavor, ultra juicy chicken, waiting for you to slice into. If you are looking for an easy pressure cooker whole chicken, this recipe is for you.
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I love my Ninja Foodi rotisserie chicken, it has a nice crust pressed on! But this lemon rotisserie chicken I made in my pressure cooker is another home-run recipe for us.
Serve up this lemon garlic chicken for dinner, meal prep, or deliver to a loved one to enjoy. This Instant Pot lemon chicken will win over everyone.
Why you will love this Instant Pot whole chicken…
- 8 ingredients
- A simple roast chicken in Instant Pot
- Works in Ninja Foodi or other pressure cooker
- Lemon and garlic flavor
- Great leftover
- Tender and juicy
- lemon flavor
- Works great for meal prepping with leftovers
- Whole Chicken
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Chicken Stock
🍗 How to Make
Step 1: In your pressure cooker pour your chicken stock into the pressure cooker. Add in your Trivet.
Step 2: Now you will place garlic, lemon, and rosemary into the cavity of the chicken. Pour oil over the chicken and season with all the dry seasoning and cover all areas of the chicken.
Step 3: Place chicken on the trivet, and place lid on the pressure cooker, making sure the valve is set to sealing. Cook manual or high pressure for 25 minutes, with 15 minute natural release.
Step 4: Once done remove lid and ensure the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally.
If the chicken is not done cook for another 5-10 minutes. When done, remove the items inside the cavity of the chicken.
Step 5: Place your rack in the oven to the lower third, and preheat your broiler. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and broil for 5-8 minutes or until the chicken is browned.
Step 6: Carefully remove from the oven and let the chicken rest 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
🍋 Storage And Freezing Chicken
You can store your leftover chicken in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Eat it cold or warm it up in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove.
In terms of freezing, you can freeze any chicken you don’t eat for up to 3 months in the freezer. Or extend the life by using a vacuum sealer system.
📌 Expert Tips
Here are some tips and tricks for making your Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken. These can help you to ensure you cook your chicken properly.
- Change up the seasonings to fit whatever flavors you enjoy.
- Stuffing the cavity of the chicken helps to flavor the chicken even more.
- Make sure to allow your whole chicken to rest 10-15 minutes once finished cooking, before slicing. This will help ensure your chicken stays moist.
- This instant pot roast chicken can be made in the Ninja Foodi as well.
- Chicken juices run clear when done. Also, you need a good read of 165 degrees for the chicken to be done.
- Cooking time will vary depending on how large or small your chicken is.
- Pressure-cooking helps to keep the chicken moist as it cooks.
- Broiling creates a crispy skin on this rotisserie chicken recipe. But isn’t necessary if you want to skip.
- Make sure the chicken fits into the pressure cooker before you start.
As you can see this Instant Pot full chicken is really easy to do, and straightforward.
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👩🍳 Can I Make This Chicken In Ninja Foodi Or Instant Pot Duo Crisp
Go right ahead and use your Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Ninja Food. You will pressure cooker the chicken, chicken breast side up. Then once the chicken is done, swap to the crisping lid.
You can crisp up the skin using your crisping lid instead of placing into the oven to broil! Chicken cooks wonderfully with the crisping lid!
Carefully remove the chicken when done, and allow to rest, then slice and serve.
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Instant Pot Whole Chicken
- 4 to 5 pound roasting chicken internal pieces removed and patted dry
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup chicken stock or water
- 1 lemon halved
- 1 head garlic halved
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Fresh rosemary if desired
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Start by adding your chicken stock or water into the Instant Pot, and then place trivet in the pressure cooker.
- Now remove the innards and gizzards of your chicken, and then fill with the garlic, lemon, and fresh rosemary if you choose to use it.
- Then pour the oil over the chicken and season the skin with the pepper, salt, dried rosemary, and coat all areas of the chicken.
- Carefully place the seasoned whole chicken on the trivet. Place lid on the pressure cooker, and turn the valve to sealing. Pressure cook manual or high pressure for 25 minutes. Followed by 15 minutes of natural release once the cook time is up. Press off any remaining pressure.
- With a meat thermometer check the chicken to ensure it reaches 165 degrees internally. If not you will need to cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven on broil, or skip this if you are using the crisping lid on Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Duo Crisp.
- Once chicken is done place on a baking sheet and broil 5-8 minutes or until the skin is crisp.
- Remove chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing into to your chicken.
- 3 pounds frozen chicken – 33 minutes.
- 4 pounds frozen chicken – 44 minutes.
- 5 pounds frozen chicken – 55 minutes.