I always wondered why people love whole chickens so much. It wasn’t until I cooked one in my Instant Pot that I realized why people loved it so much!
Now if you have never cooked chicken in your pressure cooker, go to the store right now, pick up some chicken, and start cooking.
I purchased an Instant Pot a couple of years ago on Black Friday. At the time, the pots were about $100+, which just seemed outrageous for an appliance that I didn’t even know how to use. But on Black Frieday, the price dropped as low as $59! You can find the pot I have HERE.
I try to cook at least 1 chicken (or chicken breasts) in my Instant Pot. It has become a weekly ritual that saves me so much time in the long run. I love to use this chicken for salads, enchiladas, sandwiches, and to just eat it with BBQ sauce.
This is a fool-proof way to make sure you have a deliciously moist chicken cooked every time. – Just be sure the chicken isn’t frozen inside.This entire chicken can be cooked in under 30 minutes!
Don’t have an Instant Pot? Bake it in the oven!
You will need:
meat thermometerAll you need is a roasting pan (or a baking sheet in a pinch) and an instant-read thermometer.
Using a roasting rack set over the pan will help the chicken cook more evenly, since air can circulate freely. With a roasting rack, the chicken won’t be resting in its own drippings, which will give you crispier skin. For easier cleanup, you can line the pan with aluminum foil.Use this chart to determine how long to roast your chicken: (high heat method is the second time listed)2.5-3lbs=1 hour/15 minutes=1 hour3-3.5lbs=1 hour/25 minutes=1 hour/10 minutes
3.5-4lbs=1 hour/35 minutes=1 hour/20 minutes
4-4.5lbs=1 hour/45 minutes=1 hour/30 minutes
4.5-5lbs=1 hour/55 minutes=1 hour/40 minutes
5-5.5lbs=2 hours/5 minutes-1 hour/50 minutes
5.5-6lbs=2 hours/15 minutes=2 hours
6-6.5lbs=2 hours/25 minutes=2 hours/10 minutes
6.5-7lbs=2 hours/35 minutes=2 hours/20 minutes
7-7.5lbs=2 hours/45 minutes=2 hours/30 minutes
CHECK OUT OUR OTHER FAVORITE INSTANT POT RECIPES:
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot 7 Can Tortilla Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde
- Instant Pot Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
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