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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

A quick and easy way to cook the best chicken. Perfect for meal prepping through the week!

Serves: 6, Prep Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 35 minutes.


  • 1 whole chicken (make sure it fits in pot)

  • 1 lemon (cut in halves)

  • 1 onion (cut in quarters)

  • 1 tbsp. himalayan salt

  • 2 tsps. black pepper

  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp. onion powder

  • 1 tbsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

  • 1 dash cayenne pepper


  1. You will need a 6 or 8 quart Electric Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot (If you are using an 8 quart pot you need to double the liquid).

  2. Place the trivet in an Instant Pot and pour 1 cup of water or 1 cup of Chicken Bone Broth.

  3. Rub seasoning over chicken.

  4. Place lemon and onion in a cavity and place in a pot.

  5. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is turned to sealed.

  6. Set on high pressure for 6 minutes for every pound of chicken.

  7. Once cooking time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 10-20 minutes.

  8. The temperature of the chicken should read 165°F.

  9. Remove chicken from Instant Pot and place on cutting board, let chicken rest for about 15 minutes.


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