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Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken

Easy family dinners don't get much better than this Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken. With just a few minutes of hands-on time, this is a recipe to keep on hand for those times when you haven't got a moment to spare.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Servings: 8
Calories: 297.19kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi



Spice Mixture

  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper


  • 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.


  • 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.


6 Quart Instant Pot
4 lb chicken - 60 minutes
5 lb chicken - 70 minutes
8 Quart Instant Pot
4 lb chicken - 40 minutes
5 lb chicken - 50 minutes


Calories: 297.19kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.75g | Protein: 20.36g | Fat: 23.25g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 81.65mg | Sodium: 951.47mg | Potassium: 220.45mg | Fiber: 0.39g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 165.77IU | Vitamin C: 1.76mg | Calcium: 26.49mg | Iron: 1.27mg