Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes Recipe

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes is an easy, gluten-free recipe that results in moist chicken that falls off the bone with a side of tasty potatoes.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes is possibly the easiest chicken meal you will ever prepare. If you’re looking for a recipe to cook a whole chicken that results in moist chicken that just falls off of the bone, look no further! Cooking the chicken on top of the potatoes raises your chicken above the liquid while making for a tasty side at the same time. By cooking this meal in an electric pressure cooker you don’t heat up the kitchen using the stove. This meal is naturally gluten-free if you check your spice labels. Here’s how I make Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Equipment Needed

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Ingredients

  • 5 lb whole chicken
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker in and place the insert in place.

Cover the bottom of the pot with olive oil.

Be sure the cavity of the chicken is empty, then rinse the chicken and pat it dry.

Use a basting brush to coat the entire outside of the chicken with olive oil.

Set the pressure cooker to saute.

Sprinkle the seasonings as desired on both sides of the chicken.

Place the chicken into the pot and lightly brown both sides. Use a meat fork fork placed into the large cavity to help you lower it into the pan as well as to turn it over.

Once both sides have browned, use the carving fork to remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.

Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into the pot and deglaze any seasonings that may have stuck to the bottom.

Pour 1.5 cups of chicken broth into the pot.

Place the potatoes into the pot.

Return the chicken to the pot, resting it on top of the potatoes.

Place the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook for 25 minutes on manual high pressure.

Once the cooking time has finished, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes.

Remove the chicken and potatoes from the pot and serve immediately.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes

Instant Pot Whole Chicken And Potatoes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker in and place the insert in place. Cover the bottom of the pot with olive oil. Be sure the cavity of the chicken is empty, then rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Use a basting brush to coat the entire outside of the chicken with olive oil. Set the pressure cooker to saute. Sprinkle the seasonings as desired on both sides of the chicken. Place the chicken into the pot and lightly brown both sides. Use a carving fork placed into the large cavity to help you lower it into the pan as well as to turn it over. Once both sides have browned, use the carving fork to remove the chicken from the pot and set aside. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into the pot and deglaze any seasonings that may have stuck to the bottom. Pour 1.5 cups of chicken broth into the pot. Place the potatoes into the pot. Return the chicken to the pot, resting it on top of the potatoes. Place the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal. Set the pressure cooker to cook for 25 minutes on manual high pressure. Once the cooking time has finished, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes.

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    2 comments

    Monica Booth May 22, 2019 - 2:41 pm

    Am I missing something? I can’t the actual cooking time anywhere. Once you turn the valve to “seal”, you just say “after cooking time, do a natural release for 15 minutes”, but no mention of how long to actually cook the chicken.

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    valmg June 12, 2019 - 9:46 am

    It should cook for 25 minutes on manual high pressure.

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