Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Gravy

Instant Pot Whole Chicken traps wonderful taste explosion filled juice in the meat while featuring zesty and herbal notes that create a harmoniously succulent buttery gorgeous meal. Cut the chicken into servings, arrange on a plate and slowly pour the rich broth based gravy over the warm tender meat. I recommend mashed potatoes as a side and also covering them with this delicious gravy. Be sure to have your favorite roll or bread handy to wipe the plate clean as you enjoy the juices, drippings and extra servings of gravy. Tasty wholesome food that the entire family will absolutely devour.

Watch the video and follow the instructions below to see for yourself how easy it is to have this efficient meal in your home today. The cost of the chicken plus some other ingredients  you probably already have on hand will have a meal to the table that will feed a family of five or generate enough left overs to last.  Save money, eatfoodlicious tasty comforting food and have a better quality meal at home, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.

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Crispy, tender and juicy whole chicken.

Ingredients

Combine all the seasoning ingredients together and mix, set aside. Save the lemon for later.

Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into the cooker. Place the trivet inside the cooker.

Place the whole chicken on top of the trivet. Add onion, garlic and lemon to the inside of the chicken cavity.

Pour/spread half the olive oil mixture over the outer surface of the chicken and rub the other ~half under the skin.

Place lid on. Pressure cook on high for 24 minutes and natural release for 15 minutes. Remove lid.Note: Cook whole chicken 6 minutes per-pound. Add 3 minutes per-half a pound.

Air Fryer: Set the air fryer to 450°F and cook for 8-10 minutes or until skin is crispy/brown.

Oven: Place the chicken on a baking sheet and broil on high for 8-10 minutes or until skin is crispy/brown.

Place a mesh/strainer on top of a mixing bowl. Pour the broth through the strainer. Scoop out the grease that will float to the top. Set the bowl aside.

Set cooker to saute-high. Add butter and wait until it is completely melted. Add flour and whisk for 1 minutes or until lightly golden.

Slowly pour the broth into the cooker. Whisk frequently until smooth and as it thickens (to your desired consistency).

Optional: cut the chicken up.

Serve with gravy.

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Gravy

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Natural Release 15 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lbs whole chicken
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • ½ onion cut in half
  • 5 garlic cloves

Seasoning

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ lemon juice

Gravy

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

Seasoning

  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients together and mix, set aside. Save the lemon for later.

Pressure Cook

  • Remove the giblets from chicken. Rinse and pat dry the whole chicken (inside and outside).
  • Pour 1 cup of chicken broth into the cooker.
  • Place the trivet inside the cooker.
  • Place the whole chicken on top of the trivet.
  • Add onion, garlic and lemon to the inside of the chicken cavity.
  • Pour/spread half the olive oil mixture over the outer surface of the chicken and rub the other ~half under the skin. (see video for reference)
  • Place lid on. Pressure cook on high for 24 minutes and natural release for 15 minutes. Remove lid.
    Note: Cook whole chicken 6 minutes per-pound. Add 3 minutes per-half a pound.
  • Remove chicken and trivet from the cooker.
    Oven: Place the chicken on a baking sheet and broil on high for 8-10 minutes or until skin is crispy/brown.
    Air Fryer: Set the air fryer to 450°F and cook for 8-10 minutes or until skin is crispy/brown.
    Rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Gravy

  • Place a mesh/strainer on top of a mixing bowl. Pour the broth through the strainer. Scoop out the grease that will float to the top. Set the bowl aside.
  • Wipe the inside of the cooker with a paper towel and discard.
  • Set cooker to saute-high. Add butter and wait until it is completely melted.
  • Add flour and whisk for 1 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Slowly pour the broth into the cooker. Whisk frequently until smooth and as it thickens (to your desired consistency). Remove from the cooker and place in an appropriate dish.

Serve & Enjoy!

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