Sunday, July 17, 2016

Whole Chicken - Instant Pot

1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (3-4 lb) whole chicken, rinsed well
2 tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
2 tbsp dry white wine (optional)
juice of one lemon


  1. With the cooker's lid off, heat oil on high until sizzling.
  2. Sprinkle spices on the chicken breast size and place it breast side down in the cooker.  Sprinkle the spices on the top side.  Let it cook until browned, about 7 minutes.
  3. Flip the chicken in the cooker and cover with remaining ingredients.
  4. Lock on the lid and set for 25 minutes on high.
  5. Let the cooker's pressure naturally for 10 minutes before performing a quick release of pressure.
  6. Remove carefully from cooker and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
NOTES:
  • Very good and simple.  I used some other spice blend that I had instead of the thyme and poultry seasoning.  I did use the paprika though - it gives a great color.
  • Plan for a little more than an hour from start to finish.

1 comment:

Mrs. N said...

I added 1lb. of baby potatoes on top of the chicken(6lb.) and extended the cooking time by 5 minutes; everything came out perfectly.