Super Moist Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken in Under 30 Minutes
If you have ever wondered just how to cook a whole chicken in an electric pressure cooker then you have come to the right place. We use an Instant Pot to pressure cook the whole chicken here, but any commercial electric pressure cooker will work. Leaving you with you most intense flavored chicken in under 30 minutes which can be added to any number of meals during the week. Meal prepping just got a lot quicker!
1whole chicken, about 4lb(opt for organic if possible)
1tbspcooking oil of choice, I use coconut or avocado oil
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper and cumin. Rub the seasoning all over the outside of the chicken
Using the sauté function of the Instant Pot, heat cooking oil in the pressure cooker. Once hot, add in the chicken, breast side down and cook for about 6-7 minutes
Turn the sauté function off, flip the chicken over and then add in the broth, lemon juice and smashed garlic
Pop the lid on, set the valve to sealed and set the pressure cooker to high for 25 minutes on manual
Once finished, let the pressure cooker release naturally (natural pressure release)
Remove the chicken from the pressure cooker and let stand for 5 minutes before carving. See notes
Carve the chicken and serve OR tear up the whole chicken and save for meals throughout the week. Be sure to save the liquid from cooking the chicken and the bones from the chicken to make your own chicken broth.