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SIMPLE Instant Pot Roasted Chicken

SIMPLE Instant Pot Roasted Chicken

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 (4-5 lbs) whole roasting chicken
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 lemon, cut in quarters
  • 1 medium white onion, cut in quarters


  1. Clean chicken, pat dry with paper towel, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine seasonings and sprinkle seasoning mixture over chicken and inside the cavity.
  3. Stuff the cavity with lemon and onions.
  4. Set the instant pot to high sauté setting and add oil to the pot.
  5. Lay the chicken breast side down and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken over and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  8. Place metal rack into the pot with the handles up, add chicken broth.
  9. Place chicken on top of rack.
  10. Select manual setting to HIGH and set time for 6 minutes per pound.
  11. When timer goes off, carefully naturally release pressure for 15 minutes.
  12. Let chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting.


  • Serving Size: 4-6

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