Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken

Dish Info

This Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken is the epitome of a no-fuss meal. With just four ingredients and less than 10 minutes of hands on time, you have got a deliciously tender chicken that is perfect for an easy weeknight meal or meal prep. Want a crispy-skinned chicken? Just broil it for about five minutes and be prepared for compliments all around.


Spice Mixture – ¼ cup avocado oil – 1 tablespoon sea salt – 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning – 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper Chicken – 1 - 4 to 5- pound whole chicken – 2 cups chicken broth or water

Make the Spice Mixture – In a small bowl, combine the avocado oil, salt, Italian seasoning, and black pepper.

Season – Rinse the chicken with water and brush the chicken with the oil and spice mixture.

– Place the chicken broth or water in the Instant pot and place a trivet inside the pot. Add the chicken to the pot breast side up.

– Close the lid and set it to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to high manual for 60 minutes. (See the notes below for adjustments based on the size of your cooker and chicken.)

– Allow the pressure to release naturally.

Browning (optional) – Preheat the broiler to high. Place the chicken on a sheet pan and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.