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a roasted whole chicken on a platter with fresh herbs and lemon wedges

Instant Pot Whole Chicken (Rotisserie Chicken Style)

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


This Instant Pot Whole Chicken, tastes like a straight-off-the-grill rotisserie chicken, right in your own kitchen! Rubbed down with spices like cumin, smoked paprika, and coriander – then cooked right in the instant pot for the perfect flavorful and juicy chicken.


  • 4 lb. whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. To a small bowl add garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, ground coriander, salt and pepper. Mix together and set aside.
  2. Pat chicken dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
  3. Season the inside of the chicken cavity as well as the outside skin on both sides.
  4. Stuff the cavity with lemon halves.
  5. Set a 6 qt Instant Pot to HIGH saute setting. Once hot, add avocado oil and whole chicken to the instant pot breast side down. Saute for 4-5 minutes until seared and golden brown. Using tongs, flip, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from instant pot.
  6. Place the metal trivet in the instant pot. Pour chicken chicken into instant pot and place whole chicken breast side up in metal trivet.
  7. Secure the lid. Select pressure cooker setting and set to HIGH for 29 minutes.
  8. Do a natural release for 20-25 minutes. Remove chicken from the instant pot and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.