Cook a tender, perfectly roasted whole chicken in your Instant Pot in less than an hour! This recipe turns out perfectly every time. Perfect for an easy dinner or to have on hand for added protein in your salads throughout the week.
I am a huge Rotisserie chicken fan. Every single time I bring a savory, smokin’ hot, delicious chicken home from the store, I immediately dig into the dark meat and eat every morsel. It is sooo tender and delicious! Occasionally I have white meat left over to use in recipes like my favorite chicken enchiladas or homemade burrito bowls. I knew had to either start buying two Rotisserie chickens at a time OR I had to start making my own (ding ding). Since I’ve been on a massive Instant Pot kick lately, my solution was obvious. I have started purchasing uncooked whole chickens and making my own Rotisserie-style chicken in my Instant Pot. My mind was kinda blown when it not only worked, but came out PERFECTLY. I’m talking tender, juicy, perfectly-cooked meat, my friends.
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HOW TO MAKE A ROTISSERIE-STYLE CHICKEN IN YOUR INSTANT POT!
It is SO EASY to make your own Rotisserie chicken using an Instant Pot. Follow these simple steps to make it happen!
Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Rub the mixture over the surface of the chicken.
Set Instant Pot to saute setting and add the olive oil. Add the whole chicken (3-4 pounds), breast side down to the pot and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip chicken over and cook 5 minutes on the other side.
Remove chicken from pot and add chicken broth. Deglaze pot (remove bits from bottom using a spoon), place trivet inside and add the chicken, breast side up.
Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 30 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 10-11 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes then set to Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the cover. Remove chicken and serve!
TIPS: HOW TO MAKE THE BEST INSTANT POT ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
The 30-minute cook time applies to whole chickens that are between 3 and 4 pounds. Add 5 minutes to your cooking time for every pound over 4 lbs.
Before you place the chicken in the Instant Pot, be sure to remove any gizzards bags that may be stuffed inside.
Feel free to add stuffing to the inside of your chicken, but be sure it isn’t spilling out of the cavity. A standard rule of thumb is to use 1/2 cup for every pound of meat. Try adding large onion pieces, apples, dried bread pieces, cubed potatoes, spices, seasonings or a mixture of any of the above!
Do not skip the sauteing step, as this is what will give you a chicken with deliciously crispy skin.
SIDE DISH RECIPES TO SERVE WITH ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
Here are a few ideas for side dishes that taste great alongside Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken!
USES FOR ROTISSERIE CHICKEN MEAT
There are endless possibilities for ways to use Rotisserie chicken meat. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Shred the chicken and add it to your next wrap or salad.
Add it to your next batch of chicken noodle soup!
CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS! Chipotle style!
Throw it into some cheesy quesadillas or even a grilled cheese sandwich!
The possibilities are endless, hence the reason I buy and make Rotisserie chickens so often. It is so super easy to pull off the meat and use it for a number of different purposes. ENJOY!