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instant pot whole chicken



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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Servings: 6

Cost: $5.07 /serving


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Step 1

Mix together all ingredients well.

Step 2

Place trivet in the instant pot and pour in 1 cup COLD water into instant pot. Use 1.5 cups water if you have an 8 quart instant pot.

Step 3

Rub seasoning evenly over chicken.

Step 4

Place cut lemon and onion inside cavity of chicken and place chicken on trivet in instant pot.

Step 5

Place lid on pressure cooker and be sure valve is turned to sealed.

Step 6

Set on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound of chicken. If your chicken seems like it is really thick (the chicken breasts are large) you may want to increase time to 7 minutes per pound. A smaller organic chicken only needs 6 minutes per pound.

Step 7

Once cooking time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 10 minutes, preferably closer to 20 minutes. Check the temperature of the chicken with a digital thermometer to be sure it has reached 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken thigh.

Step 8

Remove chicken from Instant Pot and place on cutting board, let chicken rest for an additional 10 minutes for the juices to redistribute. Discard the onion/lemon/etc from cavity of chicken and slice and enjoy.

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