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Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Gravy (VIDEO)

Instant Pot Whole Chicken is the fastest way to cook a rotisserie chicken. Cooking Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot is so juicy and you’ll love the easy 3-ingredient chicken gravy made from the drippings.

We love the instant pot not just for the speed of making dinner, but because it comes together in one pot. One and done – just like our Instant Pot White Chicken Chili and Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. Explore our best Instant Pot Recipes Here.

Whole chicken cooked in instant pot with chicken gravy

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Instant Pot whole Chicken Recipe:

The ingredients here are so simple and you probably have everything you need in your refrigerator and pantry. We used 1 whole chicken (4 to 4 1/2 lbs), chicken broth, fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary and lemon juice, butter and a few dried spices (salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder and paprika).

The combination of seasonings makes for the best taking gravy made from the pan drippings and prepared right in the instant pot. The gravy is amazing poured over mashed potatoes and the sliced chicken.

Ingredients for instant pot whole chicken recipe

Tips for the Best Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken:

  • Cook the chicken for 6 minutes per pound and allow a 15-minute natural pressure release. Releasing the pressure gradually will ensure your chicken is fully cooked through and rested for the juiciest chicken. It also prevents foam from shooting out of the valve.
  • Weigh the chicken to ensure the proper cooking time (see timing chart below). Overcooking the bird will cause it to fall apart and will make it difficult to transfer.
  • Make sure your chicken fits your instant pot size. Our 6 qt instant pot fits up to a 5 lb chicken. An 8 qt pressure cooker is better for the larger sized chickens.
  • Use a Trivet for even cooking and to help remove the chicken from the instant pot.
  • Broil the chicken for a crisp salty skin
  • Do not discard the drippings – they make the best gravy to pour over your chicken.
  • Keep the carcass and bones for Instant Pot Chicken Broth.

Chicken gravy poured over instant pot whole chicken

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot:

Prepare Chicken: Separate the skin over the chicken breast using a spoon.

Set up Instant Pot: Place the trivet inside the instant pot and pour in 1 cup chicken broth. Add the chicken breast-side-up and stuff the cavity with garlic cloves and half of the squeezed lemon.

Make Butter Sauce: Combine melted butter with all of the seasonings. Pour half of the mixture under the skin and pour the remaining mixture all over the outside of the chicken.

Pressure Cook Chicken: Cover with the lid, set the lever to “sealing” position, cook on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound followed by 15-minute natural pressure release before manually releasing remaining pressure.

Broil for Crisp Browned Skin: Transfer chicken to a foiled lined baking sheet, season with more salt, pepper, and paprika and broil in the center of the oven 4-5 minutes or until the desired color is reached.

How to make a whole chicken in the instant pot cooked and served on a platter

Cooking Times for I.P. Whole Chicken:

As a general rule of thumb, cook your chicken on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound, then do a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure.

  • 3 lbs = 18 minutes on high pressure with 15-min natural release
  • 3 1/2 lbs = 21 minutes on high pressure with 15-min natural release
  • 4 lb = 24 minutes on high pressure with 15-min natural release
  • 4 1/2 lb = 27 minutes on high pressure with 15-min natural release
  • 5 lb = 30 minutes on high pressure with 15-min natural release

Perfectly cooked chicken in the instant pot is tender and juicy at 6 minutes per pound

Can I Cook a Frozen Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot?

For this recipe, a fresh or thawed chicken works best. You can cook a frozen whole chicken but it will take significantly longer (60-70 minutes on high pressure) and we found a thawed or fresh chicken will cook more evenly. Also, you won’t be able to pour the flavored butter under the chicken skin.

If you want to use a frozen chicken, a dry rub would work better like in this Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipe from my friend Olena of Ifoodreal. She also shares some great tips like what to do with the bag of giblets that are stuck inside the chicken and timings for different sized frozen chickens.

Recipes for Leftover Rotisserie Chicken:

We love cooking a whole chicken because the options are endless for easy dinners using leftover chicken. Don’t forget to keep the carcass to make the best homemade chicken stock.

Watch Natasha Make Instant Pot Whole Chicken:

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

4.97 from 303 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Natural Pressure Release: 15 minutes
Total Time: 59 minutes
Whole chicken cooked in the instant pot served on a platter with gravy
Instant Pot Whole Chicken is the fastest way to cook a rotisserie chicken. Cooking Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot is so juicy and you’ll love the easy 3-ingredient chicken gravy made from the drippings.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$10
Keyword: Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Cuisine: American
Course: Chicken, Main Course
Calories: 459
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instant Pot Whole Chicken:

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly smashed
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves stripped and minced
  • 1 sprig of thyme, leaves stripped and minced
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 lemon, (squeeze 1 Tbsp juice and use same lemon to stuff chicken)

For the Chicken Gravy:

Instructions

How to Make Instant Pot Whole Chicken:

  1. Take out the giblets bag from inside the chicken. Pat dry inside and out with paper towels. Place chicken breast-side-up. Starting from the drumstick side, loosen the skin from the breast, using the back of a spoon to help. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine: all of the seasonings, the minced rosemary and thyme and 1 Tbsp lemon juice and one stick of melted butter. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Place a rack in the inner pot of your instant pot and add 1 cup of chicken broth. Add chicken breast-side-up. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with crushed garlic cloves and half a lemon.
  4. Pour half the butter mixture under the skin, (you can use your fingers to massage the chicken and distribute the mixture) then spread the remaining butter mixture evenly over the top of the chicken.
  5. Pressure cook for 24 min with 15 min natural pressure release, remove the chicken with trivet, allowing any excess juice to drip into the pot (keep that liquid for gravy).

  6. Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet, season with more salt and pepper and paprika if desired for a little color then broil at 500˚F, or air fry 5 min or until the skin is browned. Rest 10 minutes before slicing.

To Make the Chicken Gravy:

  1. Pour all of the liquid from the pot into a bowl or measuring cup and skim off the excess fat at the top. You should have about 2 cups after straining off the fat.
  2. Set the instant pot to the sauté function and melt in 3 Tbsp butter. Whisk in 3 Tbsp flour, whisking for 1 minute until golden. Add the remaining drippings and whisk until simmering and thickened then remove from heat. Serve with chicken.

Recipe Notes

As a general rule of thumb, cook your chicken on high pressure for 6 minutes per pound, then do a natural pressure release for 15 minutes before manually releasing remaining pressure.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 892mg39%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 693IU14%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Al
    June 23, 2022

    I’ve made this recipe once just as written. Best chicken and gravy yet. So easy in the instant pot. This time I only have dried thyme and rosemary. Do you have any suggestions on substituting dried for fresh ie quantity. I know fresh is superior, but I am often left with unused fresh herbs. Thank you for all the great recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2022

      It really is a must-try! I’m so glad you loved it Al!

      Reply

  • Aisha G
    June 12, 2022

    I never leave comments but I made this chicken tonight and it was AMAZING!!! I followed the recipe exactly and cooked a 4.6 pound chicken for 28 mins, 15 min slow release and the gravy was to die for. It had so much flavor and very juicy. The video is an added bonus. This is definitely a recipe I will make over and over.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Nice! Thanks for the awesome feedback, Aisha. Really great to hear that you loved this recipe a lot!

      Reply

  • Andrea
    June 2, 2022

    I just had a baby so quick easy recipes are a lifesaver to have and this recipe is amazing! My husband and I loved it! I didn’t have the fresh herbs or lemon so I used dry herbs and lemon pepper, it tasted fantastic! My chicken was big, 5lbs and a small section was still frozen and it came out perfectly cooked in 35 minutes along with the 15 minute slow release. This will definitely be a regular meal in the rotation. Thank you so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 2, 2022

      Thanks a lot for sharing your experience trying out this recipe! I’m glad you liked the result.

      Reply

  • Jennifer C
    June 1, 2022

    The first time my husband said my chicken was moist!!! Thank you and the gravy was Devine 💕 the dog loved his scraps and tomorrow’s dinner as well!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Jennifer!

      Reply

  • Carole
    May 29, 2022

    Crisp up the chicken skin in the oven, the best part of the chicken, yum

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  • C Chase
    May 24, 2022

    I’ve made this several times. I cook the chicken breast side down so all the juices flow down into the breast rather than out of the breast. It turns out so moist and delicious. I love this recipe. It’s my go to for a whole chicken.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2022

      Great to hear that, C! Thanks for the good review and we’re happy to know that this is your go-to chicken recipe.

      Reply

  • Theresa Peterson
    May 22, 2022

    This chicken was yummy and easy. Everyone loved it in my house.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      Hi Theresa, great to know that the recipe was a hit!

      Reply

  • SanDiegoCathy
    May 15, 2022

    This chicken was so juicy and delicious! I was short on butter used maybe 3 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil, half the salt as my butter was salted. We will do this often. Rather than gravy, we will use the broth for soup tomorrow!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

      Sounds like a plan, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Reply

  • Marg
    May 14, 2022

    Hi Natasha. This is the first whole chicken I’ve ever made with the Instant Pot and it was absolutely divine, and that gravy, oh my! My husband just kept saying “wow” in between mouthfuls. We are so grateful for all your recipes and would love to see more for the Instant Pot. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2022

      You are so welcome, Marg. Happy to know that you loved this recipe and I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • IRENE ADDISON
    May 1, 2022

    Reporting back to you from Scotland!
    Having just recently bought an Insta Pot this was my first attempt at apprehensively cooking a whole chicken.

    Your recipe and video was so easy to follow.
    I used your 6minute to the pound plus 15minutes depressurising time and it turned out exactly as you said it would …. tender, moist and plate-lickin’ delicious!
    In the absence of chicken broth I used a chicken stock cube and made it a bit too salty. This was
    remedied by adding single cream at the end … naughty but nice! 😂
    I’ll be checking out your other videos!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Thank you for your detailed feedback, Irene. I’m, glad that your first time making this recipe was a success!

      Reply

  • PBC
    April 30, 2022

    Can I put 2 whole chickens in the instant pot at the same time for this recipe? Both are around 4 lbs. Oh I love this recipe so much our family of 5 eats it all up but I want leftovers!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 30, 2022

      Hi! I have not tested this to advise. I would assume that it could work but you might do a quick google search to see if others have tried it and what settings they used. I would increase the stock and double everything. Please share your experience if you try it.

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  • Ebony Broussard
    April 21, 2022

    This recipe was easy to follow. I will admit, that most times my Instant Pot, even in all it’s digital glory is still intimidating. However, the steps were easy to follow and my family was happy. The gravy was devine! I fixed my husband a small plate since he always says he isn’t that hungry. I looked over and he was licking the plate. Needless to say, there is one drum stick left,folks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 21, 2022

      That’s great! Thank you for sharing with us, Ebony.

      Reply

  • Galya
    April 19, 2022

    Excited to try this tomorrow! I just got an instant pot handed down to me and it’s one of the older versions, there doesn’t seem to be an option for a natural pressure release, should I then cook it longer, then release the pressure once cooked?

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    • Natasha
      April 19, 2022

      Hi Galya, without testing in a different type, It’s hard to make a specific recommendation so you might have to do some experimenting.

      Reply

  • Kelsey
    April 18, 2022

    My chicken was severely undercooked following these guidelines, so I ended up having to cook it in the oven for upwards of 30 minutes. That was disappointing. However, the gravy is absolutely delicious. Like seriously addictive. I have to figure out how it’s so good!!

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    • Natasha
      April 19, 2022

      Hi Kelsey, if you were using a larger chicken, or a larger instant pot, you would need to adjust for those things and I always recommend checking the internal temperature with a trusted thermometer to check for doneness. The chicken should be fully cooked following this tutorial and the oven portion is just for browning. I’m glad you loved the gravy!

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  • Renee V.
    April 18, 2022

    ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!! So delicious!!!!! My family could have licked their plates clean they loved it so much! So glad I found you, this recipe was so easy to follow and literally the best chicken I have ever made! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Renee! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Deb
    March 27, 2022

    I really love this recipe, delious. The only thing I find is that my chicken (3/4lbs) does not cook near the bone of the legs and breast. I have done this recipe three times and I’m wondering why? Love the flavor and awesome gravy.

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    • Cheryl
      April 15, 2022

      I tried this recipe today for a chicken that was 3.3 lbs. I set the timer for 20 minutes and like you found that the chicken was definitely not done when all was said and done. Disappointing after waiting for the 15 minute natural release and 10 minute rest and I am wondering why too.

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        April 15, 2022

        Hi Cheryl, I’m sorry, I have not had that experience. Mine is fully cooked by using the guidelines I provided for size and timing. Did you use the full amount of chicken broth? Sometimes if there is not enough liquid, this could cause uncooked chicken. I would also check the seals/gaskets/valve of your instant pot to see if this could be contributing to it. If that all looks ok, you may just need to add more time. I hope this helps.

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        • Cheryl
          April 16, 2022

          Thank you for such a quick response Natasha. I did use the correct amount of broth. But thinking upon this later, because I really want to try again (the gravy was so delicious) I may have figured out the issue. The float valve actually dropped before 15 minutes was up so I thought I could move along the steps since the pressure naturally released. Was it crucial to wait that full 15 minutes even though the valve dropped? Maybe this will help others who have faced the same issue.

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          • Natashas Kitchen
            April 16, 2022

            Hi Cheryl, I would wait it out to give it that full 15 minutes, it’s hard to say without being there that was the culprit.

  • Kari
    March 27, 2022

    This is the best instant pot chicken recipe I’ve found. The gravy is incredible! MY husband is a dry meat, no gravy kind of guy and he went for seconds. I’ll definitely make this again and again. Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Wonderful to hear that, Kari. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Vicky Lackie
    March 23, 2022

    I never usually leave a comment, however, this by far is the best whole chicken recipe yet! I’ll never roast one in the oven again! I cook this at least 2-3 times/month. The gravy is spectacular! Wouldn’t change a thing on this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughtful review with me, Vicky! I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Sara
    March 21, 2022

    I am excited to try this recipe, but am curious about why it is referenced as a rotisserie chicken. There is no rotisserie method involved. Not trying to be rude, just trying to clarify the correct usage of the word.

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    • Natasha
      March 22, 2022

      Hi Sara, you are correct, technically a rotisserie chicken is roasted rotisserie-style, but the word is also often used to describe a whole cooked chicken.

      Reply

  • Marnie
    March 19, 2022

    This recipe was so easy to make and the taste of the chicken was so flavorful!! The gravy was the BEST!! This is a definite keeper. Thank you Natasha

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 19, 2022

      You’re very welcome, Marnie! So happy you enjoyed this recipe. The gravy is so yummy! Thank you for the great review.

      Reply

  • Stacy F
    March 3, 2022

    I tried this recipe and the chicken was gone! I cook this at least once every two weeks. This recipe is now laminated in the kitchen and on my recipe app. I have given the recipe link out numerous times since the first time we tried it. **HOME RUN**

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2022

      Love it, Stacy! Thanks for the great review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Debora Rossi
    March 1, 2022

    I made this tonight. First recipe in my Instant Pot that I have had for almost 2 years and never used. Thank you for the clear directions that enabled me to try it. It was moist and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Debora!

      Reply

  • Kelly Dimuzio
    February 22, 2022

    We made this tonight. Our bellies are happy! Your recipes never disappoint! 💜

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2022

      Yay, wonderful to hear that! It makes me happy too knowing that you enjoyed your meal.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    February 19, 2022

    This chicken is wonderful! I’ve made it twice and my husband and I both love it. Great recipe! It’s a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Melissa!

      Reply

  • Stacy
    February 12, 2022

    Absolutely love this chicken recipe. It is so flavorful and delicious. The first time I made it I I had to leave for a meeting. I came home and there was no chicken left. I have made this recipe at least six times over the last two months And given this recipe out to numerous friends. Try it you will absolutely love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Stacy!

      Reply

  • Glenys Craig
    February 6, 2022

    OH MY GOODNESS!
    I’m normally a fan of roasting a whole chicken the Thomas Keller way….very dry chicken, lots of salt, hot oven. This method produces the crispiest skin.

    HOWEVER, please, please try this method. My daughter and I just ate this chicken breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for dinner. Not only did I eat seconds, but I wanted to lick my plate! Juicy and favorable breast, silky gravy and yummy mashers.

    I did need to add a little cornstarch and water to get the gravy to thicken up to my liking, but that’s gravy…a little different each time.

    Flavor bomb! Better than Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2022

      Love the positive feedback. Thanks for the review, I’m happy to know that you loved it!

      Reply

  • Sabrina
    January 30, 2022

    This is the second time I’ve made this recipe to cook a whole chicken for use in meals for the week. ( I skipped the broiling since I was not using the skin. I also left out the lemon since my kids aren’t a fan.) The meat is juicy, flavorful, and comes right off the bone. Can’t beat how fast it cooks and easy to prep!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Hi Ssabrina, good to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience trying this out.

      Reply

  • Shirl
    January 30, 2022

    Just like all of NK’s recipes, this one is 5 star! Came out perfectly tender and we loved the gravy with it. Made roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions as a side. Delicious Sunday dinner that even my 2 year old said “yummy, mommy.”

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      Aaw, so adorable and cute! I’m glad she enjoyed this recipe too!

      Reply

  • Chris
    January 28, 2022

    I was a bit skeptical, but this recipe was great. My deduction of one star was simply due to the amount of salt. I used a salt-free broth, and still found that 2 tsp of salt is just too much. I would cut the salt in half next time I make this and then add salt to taste if necessary. Otherwise, this is a great addition to the weeknight dinner repertoire! Thanks! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Chris! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Charisse
    January 19, 2022

    I did not think that a recipe with 231 reviews could possibly have 5 stars. I was wrong. This was yummy and easy and leaves lots of room for add ons and opportunities to make it your own. Definitely going to become a regular in our house.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      That’s awesome and I’m so happy that you loved it!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    January 17, 2022

    I’ve made this at least 6 times over the past few months and every time it’s AMAZING!! So easy, quick, and consistently delicious! I love using the leftovers to make chicken noodle soup. I’ll never buy a pre made rotisserie chicken from the store again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2022

      Wow! That’s so great! It sounds like you have a family favorite!

      Reply

  • Tasha
    January 10, 2022

    When I cooked this chicken it made my whole house smell amazing. Wonderful flavors. Such a great recipe ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      Seriously! The house smells SO GOOD when making this recipe! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Judi Kaufman
    January 10, 2022

    I used the recipe “as is” for a 7 pound chicken. The only changes were to use 3 cups of broth (the minimum according to the manual to my 10 qt. pressure cooker) and increasing the time to (6 x 7 = 42 minutes.) This recipe is amazing!! It’s my new go-to for roast chicken!! (I’m still perfecting the gravy for the larger quantities of broth generated by the bigger chicken starting with three cups of broth in the larger pressure cooker – but I enjoy a challenge!)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Great to hear that this is your new go-to recipe! I’m happy that you loved it, Judi. Thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Ashley
    January 6, 2022

    I made the instant pot whole chicken tonight. I wish I could get it looking at pretty as yours. It’s delicious though! I did have to modify the gravy and do a cornstarch slurry because I am gluten intolerant but it still came out delicious too. I paired it with some garlic mashed potatoes and some peas. I love all of your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Ashley! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • Reggie
    January 6, 2022

    amazingly simple but so tasty!! I didn’t have fresh rosemary or fresh thyme, but substituted poultry seasoning instead- still relish!!! The gravy was heavenly and so good for hit chicken sandwiches the next day!
    Thanks, Natasha!!! Winner winner chicken dinner!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Reggie!

      Reply

  • Mary
    December 30, 2021

    This recipe looks amazing- I have this electric multifunction pressure cooker I wonder if I can use it instead of an Instant Pot

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2021

      I hope you try and love it soon, Mary! An Instant Pot is a pressure cooker also, so that should work! I recommend reading through your manual and settings to see if any alterations need to be made.

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  • Angela Meyer
    November 29, 2021

    Just a question. Do you wash your whole chicken or turkey before cooking?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2021

      Hi Angela, we do not. We take out the giblets bag from inside the chicken. Pat dry inside and out with paper towels.

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  • Jordan
    November 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha – is it possible to make this same recipe with just chicken breasts? Or do you have to use a whole chicken?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 28, 2021

      Hi Jordan, the recipe and ingredients are for a whole chicken but you may use just breast too but probably just adjust the measurement of ingredients since this is for a whole chicken.

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  • Michelle
    November 26, 2021

    This was the best and easiest way to cook a whole chicken! My whole family loved it, including picky toddlers. I will be making this for Christmas! You are amazing!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      It is the easiest! Thank you for your lovely review, Michelle!

      Reply

  • Beverly Hart
    November 21, 2021

    I love the whole chicken instant pot recipe so much that I tried to do it with two Cornish hens. Kept the recipe exactly the same and cooking times six minutes per pound. Oh my goodness gracious. Amazing results. And everyone got their own little hen.💯❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 21, 2021

      Very nice, thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Annette Abbott
      December 2, 2021

      I love this idea!! Thank you!!! I can’t wait to try it!!! Sage butter cornish hens!! woohoo!!

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  • Joan
    November 20, 2021

    This came out absolutely amazing! I didn’t have an actual lemon, so I did 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice in the cavity of the chicken. It came out perfectly! Highly recommend shredding the leftovers for a chicken pot pie ☺️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Joan! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Mike
    November 3, 2021

    Best whole chicken recipe!! Only thing I did differently was I used smoked paprika and added more chicken broth so we could more of this AMAZING gravy!! Wow!! Thank you for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2021

      You are very welcome, Mike. Thank you too for your awesome feedback!

      Reply

  • Meg
    October 16, 2021

    I sized up the serving size on the recipe before I printed it, as I had an almost 8 pound chicken. I used the time schedule in the notes. However, even though the ingredients are sized-up, the recipe is not. So it says things like, put the seasonings plus one stick of butter (it should’ve been 2, but I didn’t realize the recipe didn’t update). Also, the time was obviously not enough at all – my chicken, although not frozen, was not even close to being cooked. Highly frustrated at this recipe

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    • Natasha
      October 17, 2021

      Hi Meg, the ingredient list is the only thing we can scale – the software that is available for the recipe instructions isn’t sophisticated enough to detect measurements there. When that changes, we will upgrade, but unfortunately, it is the best that is available (that I know of). Thank you for your feedback. Using a much larger chicken definitely needs more time and you would have to calculate that based on the chart provided in the post.

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  • Tony
    October 10, 2021

    24 minutes isn’t enough time to cook a chicken all the way through on high pressure. Much of our chicken was undercooked and was only evident after we cut into it. Chicken was fully defrosted before commencing. Had to improvise and delayed dinner quite a bit getting everything cooked through.

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    • Natasha
      October 10, 2021

      Hi Tony, normally 24 minutes plus the 15 minutes of natural pressure release is plenty for this size of chicken. If it’s a larger one, I recommend using the time chart above, but the 15 minutes of natural pressure release is important and part of the cooking time so make sure you don’t skip that.

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  • Laura Novoa
    October 9, 2021

    I have tried this recipe twice and love the flavours especially the gravy! I would love to use this recipe somehow to make my gravy after cooking a roast turkey in the oven, any ideas? The gravy was absolutely delicious!

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    • Natasha
      October 10, 2021

      Hi Laura, I think that would work well to add a little broth to the pan and deglaze it then use those pan drippings as you would in this IP chicken gravy recipe.

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  • Cory Chapman
    September 18, 2021

    I have 6qt instant pot with the airfry lid.. Can I use the lid instead of putting the chicken in the oven? Then do the gravy.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Hi Cory! I haven’t tested that myself to advise. If you happen to experiment, I would love to know how it works out!

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    • Rebecca
      January 14, 2022

      I made this yesterday and did just that–air fryer lid on for 3 or 4 minutes at 400. Turned out great and super easy!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 14, 2022

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Crystal
    September 14, 2021

    I do not like chicken very much because I think it isn’t very flavorful and really hard to get to have a good flavor. This chicken is not like that. I have made it SO many times now, shared it with my family and friends, and it is now a staple in all of our homes. I never leave reviews, but I just shared this recipe (again) and thought I should let everyone know it is a must try recipe. This recipe even works well with chicken breasts.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 14, 2021

      Thanks for your great feedback, Crystal. I’m glad the recipe is always a hit!

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  • Carmen
    September 12, 2021

    I have never commented on a recipe before but this one is amazing…it took me back 35 years to Sunday dinners with my grandparents. Grandma Jo would be proud of my gravy. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2021

      Thank you for your comments and feedback, Carmen!

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  • Bri
    September 4, 2021

    I’ve basically followed every ingredient to a T, but since my husband is celiac I was having to use corn starch in stead of flour for the gravy, and let me tell you I LOVE gravy on everything but ever since marrying my husband I made the sacrifice of no flour in anything so I hadn’t eaten good gravy in a while, but all these ingredients mixed together with all those drippings makes the best chicken gravy! Another ingredient I sort of modified on my 3rd time making this, was fresh onions. I just melted my butter and put half an onion and the melted butter in a blender and it created a nice mixture. This is my go to meal. Thank you so much!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Bri!

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  • Rachelle
    August 29, 2021

    Deliciousness!! Best whole chicken i have made EVER!

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  • Sue
    August 24, 2021

    This sounds delicious. I have one comment/question. I am trying to lose weight and there is a lot of butter in this. Can I omit any of it? Will I still have good results if I do? Thank you in advance.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2021

      Hi Sue, I am assuming that should work fine with oil instead of butter. I personally haven’t tested that to advise.

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  • Kathy
    August 6, 2021

    I love this recipe! Works every time. I do add lots of fresh herbs, celery, carrots, onion and garlic to make gravy. If I wanted to add 2 cups of broth instead of 1 cup, what would I do with cooking time?

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    • Natasha
      August 6, 2021

      Hi Kathy, I haven’t tried that so I can’t say for sure but I assume it would be about the same cooking time.

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  • Ryan
    August 3, 2021

    I’d give it a 4 but the 2nd time I made it my wife said 5 stars. I added fresh sage, lots of onion, and celery to the bottom of the pot to add flavor for the gravy. It might have been the most perfect chicken gravy I’ve had. I sautéed some onion and mushrooms at a super high heat to brown fast then made the sauce with the drippings and roux and it was amazing! Next time I’m going to deglaze the pan with white wine before adding the roux.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad you both enjoyed it!

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  • Lisa Carter
    July 25, 2021

    Absolutely delicious! It was quick and easy to prepare. The chicken came out so moist and tender. I almost didn’t make the gravy, but am so glad I did. The hint of lemon was sublime! I browned the chicken a bit in my air fryer with good results. I’ll definitely be making this again and again !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2021

      Love it! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Lisa. Thank you for your review.

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  • rebecca
    July 24, 2021

    This recipe is ridiculously delicious and easy. It’s my go-to now!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Rebecca!

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  • Arlene Werenich
    July 18, 2021

    Fabulous, best whole chicken I have made. And spot on 21 minutes for 3.5 lb one. Delicious, thanks so much

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Hi Arlene, thank you for your great comments and review! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  • Miri
    July 16, 2021

    I enjoyed the combination of fresh herbs, garlic and lemon and will do that again. I went against my better judgement and added the 8 tablespoons of butter. I’ve never used that much butter when roasting a chicken and wonder why you would. Especially since it is then discarded from the broth for making gravy. It seemed to mute the flavours rather than enhance and made a greasy mouth feel.
    I’ve been making roast chicken, and gravy from scratch for 35 years and love how healthful it can be. Perhaps it’s just a matter of personal taste.
    Granted, fat carries great flavour, though increasing the seasonings can accomplish that in a healthier way with less waste.

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    • Natasha
      July 16, 2021

      Hi Miri, I’ve never had this give a greasy mouth feel, but the butter does help produce a very juicy chicken. Make sure when making the gravy that you skim off the excess fat before making the gravy.

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  • Julie
    July 8, 2021

    We just had this – and it was full of flavour! And the gravy – yum! Thanks for this recipe -it’s a keeper!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2021

      You’re welcome and great to hear that you loved it!

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  • Cristina D Kuptzin-Johnson
    July 5, 2021

    I seldom leave recipe reviews because I don’t like sharing my email address but I had to for this one.
    This is, hands down, the best possible recipe for the best tasting chicken gravy I have EVER had. Freaking delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • John L.
    July 4, 2021

    This is a great crowd pleaser. My 8 qt IP was large enough so I added Yukon gold potatoes with the chicken. The gravy was excellent. Definitely going into the rotation when the whole family comes for dinner. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      Thanks for your review, John. Glad you the recipe was a hit!

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    • Desert Rose
      July 19, 2021

      Did you put the potatoes in with the chicken, or did you cook them after?

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      • Janice
        August 13, 2021

        Desert Rose, if it was me I would add the potatoes as the chicken is resting. I would PC for 3 minutes depending on the size. Could also add some carrots.

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  • Sonja Roth
    July 3, 2021

    Hurry up and make this chicken!!! I added a teaspoon of mustard powder to the seasoning and stuffed the cavity with extra rosemary, thyme, and some fresh oregano and marjoram. killer dish

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Sonja!

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  • Joy
    June 27, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Can i use dried rosemary and thyme?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 27, 2021

      Hi Joy, that will work too

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  • Pat
    June 25, 2021

    The best chicken meal! The gravy was outstanding!! My husband isn’t a gravy eater but had 2 servings with gravy. The boy that is home says it’s the butter. Doesn’t matter it was great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      I’m so glad this recipe was a hit, Pat! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Nina
    June 13, 2021

    This was amazing. Followed the recipe. Skin didn’t crisp up but it didn’t matter as the meat was so tender and falling apart. Gravy was really good too💕

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Nina. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • David Crawford
    June 12, 2021

    Thank you Natasha I am waiting for my instapot to get through cooking and it smells so good in here now I have a question and that is how could we cook the giblets with that and then use them in the gravy , just wondering if you had any ideas

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

      Oh, I bet your home smells so good right now! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I usually do not include the bag of giblets but remove and discard it. I know there are probably recipes out there for using the giblets, like making gravy but we don’t personally.

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  • Tom Fields
    June 4, 2021

    Natasha, you are awesome! I sincerely love your recipes and the creative and quality manner in which you teach us how to prepare and cook them. You and your production are “top shelf”! As to the Instant Pot chicken… do you think adding some potatoes and carrots to the Instant pot while cooking the chicken would be okay? If not, please tell us why. Again, thanks for being a GREAT inspiration to your fans and for producing such great videos and recipes! Sincerely, Tom

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      Hi Tom! That will actually work with this recipe. Here’s what one of our readers wrote: “The flavor of this chicken was wonderful and I put some root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and then some Brussel sprouts under the chicken to cook as well” I hope you find this helpful!

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  • Inna Pavenko
    June 3, 2021

    This was the first instant pot recipe I tried and it came out absolutely perfect! Wouldn’t change a thing. I served it with noodles and we put the gravy on them as well and it was sooo good. I’m so excited about my instant pot now . Thank you Natasha!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2021

      Yay, that’s great! I’m glad your first try using your instant pot recipe was a success. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try!

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  • T.Rowe
    June 2, 2021

    I was really excited about the instaPot whole chicken recipe. I followed the directions exactly, only substituting olive oil for butter. Might you be able to guess why the breast meat of the chicken turned out stringy and chewy? The chicken was totally fresh, slaughtered one day ago… first ever for me to buy a chicken so fresh…$28!! Didn’t want to wreck it, but something is not right with the texture. Ideas?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2021

      Hi T, it’s hard to say with substitutions and not being there if that was the culprit or not, and I haven’t had that experience. I wish I could say it was the butter – but I recommend trying the original recipe with no substitutions.

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      • Helen Bidwell
        July 30, 2021

        The chicken likely was cooked to soon after being butchered which would make the chicken tough. We let ours rest several days before cooking to ensure it will be tender and juicy.

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        • Cathy Earp
          May 14, 2022

          Oh my goodness! Learned something really new today Thank you Helen B.

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    • Meredith Snodgrass
      August 16, 2021

      As someone who grows their own chickens for food, I can say that the super fresh ones often turn out tough and stringy. I prefer to let them rest in the fridge for at least 48 hours before cooking.

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  • Stephanie B.
    May 30, 2021

    Hands down my favorite recipe, I try to make it every Sunday! I’m obsessed with how delicious it is, how easy it is and how happy it makes my family, we all look forward to it. Not only is it an amazing dinner but I usually get a couple of days of the best chicken sandwiches out of it and then fresh chicken stock! Cannot say enough nice things about this recipe, so recommended!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2021

      Thanks for your good comments and review, Stephanie. I’m glad you loved the recipe!

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  • Cheryl
    May 18, 2021

    This is an absolutely full proof recipe that makes a wonderfully addictive gravy. I shared the recipe with my daughter that loves gravy but has a hard time making it. The chicken comes out juicy and the gravy is plentiful as well as tasty.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Cheryl!

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  • Aimee
    April 29, 2021

    Hello,
    Is the nutrition information per serving? If so, how many servings per 3 pound bird? I really just want to know how many calories per serving and how many ounces per serving. Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      Hi Aimee, Yes, the nutrition information is per serving. We made a 4-pound chicken that serves 6.

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  • Susan
    April 23, 2021

    Oh gosh, I forgot to add the stars!

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  • Susan
    April 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I just made this but with a lot of alterations – I hope it’s ok if I share? I have a 6qt PowerQuick Pot – fantastic appliance. So, I didn’t use butter, but I did use avocado oil. I also cut the chicken in half – because I wanted to do a side-by-side comparison to sous-vide. My spice was Weber’s Kick’N Chicken. I pulled back the skin, dried it all off, sprayed the avocado oil on then added the spice. I did this on the flesh, on the skin and on the bottom side of the chicken. I also placed my chicken on the egg trivet so it wasn’t too close to the liquid. I didn’t have chicken broth. I used 3/4 cup water with about 1/4 cup liquid smoke, 2 fresh bay leaves, dried white sage leaves and stalks, dried rosemary along with a bit of butter emulsion to see if I could detect a butter taste (no – maybe too many flavors). I put the liquid and aromatics in the pot and put it on sauté to warm it up to open the spices – about 5-10 minutes with the lid on – I didn’t want the liquid to evaporate too much. Popped in the chicken and used your time chart to determine length of time. When it was done it smelled amazing. I didn’t want to heat up my place to crisp up the skin, so I put on my air fryer lid and let it go for about 10 minutes, with another spray of avocado oil to help it along. Too bad I can’t add a picture! The flavor is amazing, it is not overcooked. The texture reminds me of what good poached chicken would be like and the skin? Perfect!

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  • Bruce Batchelder
    April 22, 2021

    Made this tonight. Delious!. The only thing I would do differently is leave the chicken under the broiler longer

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

      Thanks for your good feedback, Bruce. That sounds good too!

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  • Karen
    April 18, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m planning to try this recipe tonight but I have two chickens that will fit in my 8 quart ip. If I keep the timing consistent with 6 minutes per pound do you think this will work out ok? Should I add more stock or any other modifications? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      April 18, 2021

      Hi Karen, that is a great question. I would assume that but I haven’t tested with two chickens in one instant pot. You might do a quick google search to see if others have tried it and what settings they used. I would increase the stock and double everything.

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  • Jack
    April 17, 2021

    Thanks for this recipe, which I made again tonight. I learned putting the spices inside the skin and broiling afterward from you.
    I was out of homemade chicken broth and didn’t want to open a box when I had half a cup of TJ ginger miso broth left in the fridge, so I topped it up with cheap pino grigio… I may have to do that from now on; the gravy was spectacular.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jack!

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  • Kari Mercer
    April 16, 2021

    Wow. I don’t remember the last time I had chicken that tasted so good. The gravy is to die for. I enjoyed it with a strawberry/feta/almond salad. The flavours were like sunshine 🌞 🙏🏻

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Kari!

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  • Donna
    April 15, 2021

    I love this recipe! How can I adapt it using chicken thighs? Mainly just wondering about the cooking time, I plan on using 6 or so pieces of thighs.
    Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      April 15, 2021

      Hi Donna, I haven’t tested this recipe with chicken thighs so you might have to reference some instant pot chicken thigh recipes to gauge and experiment with timing.

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  • katherine shiland
    April 12, 2021

    Quick question!Can I cook frozen chicken too or I have to defrost it first?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Katherine, we have this note in the recipe you may find helpful “If you want to use a frozen chicken, a dry rub would work better like in this Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipe from my friend Olena of Ifoodreal”

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  • Ann
    April 9, 2021

    Hands down the BEST whole chicken I have ever had!! It’s a keeper and will be made often!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Ann! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me!

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      • Vanessa Edwards
        April 13, 2021

        Hi it looks delicious but I don’t have the instant pot what can i do please? Thank you

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  • sean
    April 3, 2021

    would it be okay to prepare the day before and let it marinate over night in the fridge?

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    • Natasha
      April 3, 2021

      Hi Sean, I don’t see why not. I think that should work fine but you would want to let it sit at room temp for about 30 min to cook more evenly.

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      • sean
        April 4, 2021

        came out great! thank you! 🙂

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  • Sarah K.
    April 2, 2021

    The absolute best chicken recipe and that gravy, Omg!! Mouth watering!! 👌🏼

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Sarah!

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  • Rachel
    March 29, 2021

    Amazing recipe! The chicken was so tender and my kids already asked me to make this again. A winner in our family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hello Rachel! It’s great to read your great comments and feedback, thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Lily Baker
    March 27, 2021

    At this point I’ve tried Instapot whole chickens 2, maybe 3 dozen times. I get some useful meat, a lot of dry stringy meat.

    This time I got 100% juicy meat for my white enchiladas and I even accidentally left it on the warm setting for 1.5 hrs while I was at the park. Still came home to a beautiful chicken.

    I’m a Natasha’s Kitchen fan now and I’ll be trying out more of your recipes!

    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Lily!

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  • Ethan
    March 25, 2021

    I never leave comments on recipes (I always forget), but this was the best Instapot Chicken recipe we’ve ever tried! The flavor was awesome and the gravy was the best I’ve ever made! So good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me, Ethan! I’m happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Robyn
    March 24, 2021

    I have never had luck with cooking a whole chicken, until now! This recipe is a game changer! The chicken was so tender and juicy and the gravy is to die for. This has given me confidence to cook whole chicken again! My entire family loved it! Thank you Natasha for another delicious and easy recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2021

      Yay, so perfect! Thanks so much for your awesome comments and feedback, Robyn. I’m glad you finally found your perfect recipe for whole chicken.

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  • Mary Ann
    March 23, 2021

    This has quickly become a favorite recipe. I’ve made this several times and the chicken is always moist, juicy, and flavorful. The gravy is the best I’ve ever tasted.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Love it! Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback, Mary Ann.

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  • kWhi
    March 12, 2021

    This recipe is awesome, the chicken was juicy and came out really nice. Also, SO EASY. Even for me, who hates cooking.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      Don’t you just love easy recipes! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Jackson
    March 10, 2021

    I’d like to offer a suggestion that I tried and found extremely helpful. First, this is an awesome recipe with the most delicious gravy I’ve every tasted! I wouldn’t change a single ingredient! My tip, after mixing all the spices with the butter – place in fridge until butter sets up to a mushy state. Then massage into and on chicken. You can “push” the butter under the skin and then using your fingers on the outside skin to move it and massage it as you push the mixture around under the skin. Then apply the remaining to the outside skin. Enjoy this flavorful recipe and many thanks to Natasha for sharing it with all of us!
    Be thankful, we have been given so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Hello Jackson, thank you so much for sharing some suggestions with us. It is very useful information, we appreciate it!

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  • Char Hinkle
    March 8, 2021

    I don’t have an instant pot can I use slow cooker?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      Hi Char, You can make this in a slow cooker just following whole chicken slow cooker instructions – it may be a little difficult to transfer to the oven afterward though.

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  • Cindy
    March 7, 2021

    I made this tonight for dinner and it turned out great!! The chicken had great flavor and was so juicy. The gravy had the best flavor. I will be making this again.
    Thank you for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      Hi Cindy, I’m glad you loved it! Thank you for your wonderful review.

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  • Christie
    March 6, 2021

    This is our go-to recipe! If I could give it 10 ⭐️ I would! Question: if making for guests and I want to make 2 chickens, could they be roasted in oven using that same butter/herb marinade? Would I end up with enough broth to make the gravy?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2021

      Hi Christie, that may work, for oven-roasted chicken, I would recommend roasting at 425 degrees F for 1 hour 30 minutes (for a 5-5 1/2 lb chicken), or until juices run clear when you slice between the leg and thigh. A smaller chicken will roast faster. I highly recommend a meat thermometer since not all chickens are the same in size. The deepest/thickest part of the thigh should read 165˚F. Rest 15-20 minutes before serving after it’s out of the oven.

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  • Dale J
    March 2, 2021

    We cooked this chicken last night, and it was the best we have ever tasted, and we have brough home many rotisserie chickens from the store. This was better.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • DANIELLE
    February 24, 2021

    This has become a family favorite for us! It is so easy that even I, a totally timid cook at best, can pull it off and so yummy that my whole family loves it. The only thing is that I have trouble finding chickens small enough!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that! Thanks for your good feedback and for sharing that with us, Danielle.

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    • Jennifer J Smith
      March 1, 2021

      I found chickens from Costco in the 2 pack fit in my 8 qt nicely!

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  • Brenda
    February 23, 2021

    I only have one cup of the drippings, what can I do to make it to 2 cups?

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  • Canadian Chick
    February 22, 2021

    Absolutely fantastic! I had a 5.5lb chicken and did 33 minutes +15 minute release. Made exactly as written but used all dry herbs as I didn’t have fresh. The gravy was the bomb! Just a note for those commenters about having some redish meat still: some of the dark meat that is near the bone stays a little reddish-brown. When cutting, the juice should run clear. And to be sure, use an instant read thermometer. If you don’t have one – it will become one of your favorite and most useful items! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      I’m so glad you found a favorite! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Terry
    February 21, 2021

    Just learning our instant pot and came across your video. Thank you so much! I made it for my wife. It was so juicy and delicious and very easy! It was so much healthier than the store bought oven roasters! We used half the salt and butter due to diet restrictions. I’ll use the drippings and bones to make broth! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Sounds great! I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you will try, Terry.

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  • Simone
    February 21, 2021

    Absolutely delicious. And so easy.

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  • Christine Hillier
    February 21, 2021

    I made this for my family and they all loved it. The gravy was different but was delicious as well. My picky son told me he liked it better cooked this way!!!

    Thank you so much!
    New instant pot user.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Very nice! Thanks for sharing your good feedback with us, Christine!

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  • Jim P
    February 21, 2021

    Just made the chicken. One bad outcome – the chicken literally exploded inside. So, although it was not appetizing to look at, and I had to be sure to fish out all the bones – the chicken was good. The chicken weighed 5.27 lbs. I set the time for 33 minutes, perhaps a minute too long but my wife insists on well cooked food. I’ll try again at some point, and use exact cook time guidelines.

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    • Natasha
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Jim, that is likely due to cooking too long in the instant pot.

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  • Shirley
    February 18, 2021

    Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious! Chicken was so tender, tasty and the gravy was so good. Husband and I both loved it!! I did have to make a few changes; used dried grounded rosemary and thyme spice as I did not have any fresh on hand. Also, had no paprika so I used a maple bacon spice instead.
    Well definitely make again; added to my favorite list. 🙂 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that Shirley! Thank you for your wonderful review.

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  • Ellen Radigan
    February 17, 2021

    Really delicious recipe. My chicken was about 5.5 pounds so just increase the time slightly. Juice and delish! The gravy was excellent as well. This will be a “go to” recipe.

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    • Ellen Radigan
      February 17, 2021

      Adding that I’m serving this as left over, warmed on the stove and it is just as good. One of the first Instant Pot/Pressure Cook recipes I’ve tried that needed no adjustments. Really good.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 17, 2021

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Anita Farhana
    February 12, 2021

    I gave this a try and it was awesome…my entire family devoured it in minutes…

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Anita! Thank you for that wonderful review.

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  • Brenda Mortensen
    February 11, 2021

    I agree with Gina, this was ridiculously yummy. I’m a gravy maniac and this was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      I’m so glad you found a new favorite, Brenda! Our favorite way to make chicken!

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  • Gina
    February 8, 2021

    This was ridiculously good! My husband went on and on about it. Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2021

      Hi Gina. Wow, that is awesome! Thanks to you and your husband for trying out this recipe and for sharing your great review with us!

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  • Lovinit
    February 5, 2021

    What?!?!? This is AMAZING. I ate an entire four pounds of chicken in less than a week. So good! Who knew an instant pot could do this? I didn’t have onion powder so I used about a teaspoon of ginger powder. And I added a little sprinkle of turmeric powder and a few sprinkles of hingvastak. And I put a few tablespoons of ghee in as well. So good! Thank you for making my life easy and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2021

      You’re welcome! It sounds like you found a new favorite!

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  • Rosaura
    February 2, 2021

    D’lish
    Easy to make, flavorful….tender, juicy…the gravy was soooo good

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      Perfect! Thanks for your awesome feedback.

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  • Lisa
    January 31, 2021

    Made this tonight for dinner. Followed the recipe and it was awesome and so easy. Only the broiling didn’t work out so well for me 🙂 Will definitely make this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Lis, thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe. Great to hear that you enjoyed it!

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  • Anna
    January 29, 2021

    Hi Natasha, thank you for the recipe.. making it now.. We’ll see how it turns out 🙂 I really hope you can post the recipe of how to make juicy chicken breast in the slow cooker/instant pot too.. PLEASE 🙂 and Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      Hi Anna! I hope you love this recipe! We look forward to your feedback!

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  • Ali
    January 28, 2021

    Delish. I made this for my family tonight. So good. We served with garlic-pepper mashed potatoes and corn. Yum!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      So yummy and definitely a great combo! I’m glad your family enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Kap
    January 27, 2021

    I am writing this review for other newbies and things don’t always go perfect as we plan. Let me start by saying this was so awesome and delicious. I ran into several obstacles but it still turned out delicious. My IP didn’t seal correctly for some reason therefore I lost a lot of the water while cooking. When it came time to make the delicious gravy I only yeilded about 1 cup of usuable juice so it came out very salty however I finished it off on the stove and added water and that helped a lot. For some reason the skin on the chicken breast slid off the chicken while cooking so I missed out on the crispy skin but the flavor on the skin was superior. I did brown the chicken in the oven and it came out looking nice and was still very moist and tender. I look forward to cooking this again and perfecting it. I have been buying store bought cooked chickens and this just showed me that while they are ok, this receipe is unbeatable. I plan on using the remainder of the chicken and some of the gravy in a chicken pot pie, I can’t wait. So, even though it did’t go the way I planned it was still absolutely delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      Hello there Kap, thank you for sharing your experience with us making this recipe. Good to know that you still enjoyed it despite some challenges! I’m sure that you’ll be able to make this recipe perfect on your next try.

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  • Nada belok
    January 27, 2021

    Dear Natasha I am happy of being one your followers you bring the joy to us while cooking so clean so pretty and sooo delecious easy recipes and a lot of varieties I really enjoy watching and learning and trying of course thank you so much keep going

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      Hello Nada, that is so sweet of you. Thank you for your kind words and support. I really appreciate it!

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  • Anastasia Pinnick
    January 26, 2021

    Fabulous! My 1st try at an Instant Pot Whole Chicken. So juicy and delicious. The gravy came out wonderfully too! We complimented it with sweet potato and green beans 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      Hi Anastasia, that sounds perfect! That’s a great combo, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Elise B
    January 25, 2021

    I absolutely loved the flavor of this chicken and the gravy was amazing! My timing didn’t work out quite right and I am wondering if I did it wrong. I am new to pressure cooking. When you say natural release, do you turn the cooker completely off and wait 15 min, or do you keep it going on the “keep warm” feature for 15 min?
    Also, does the chicken reach its fully cooked internal temp in the oven or is it supposed to be fully cooked before you broil it?

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    • Natasha
      January 25, 2021

      Hi Elise, once the instant pot is done with the timer, it will automatically start a new counter and you want to let that new counter go for 15 minutes which is the natural pressure release phase. Then release the remaining pressure on the valve (using an oven mitt or tongs for safety) before opening the lid. The chicken should be fully cooked through before broiling.

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      • Elise
        January 31, 2021

        Thank you for your quick reply! So if the temperature is at 140, how much longer would you cook it to get it up to 165?

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        • Natasha
          February 1, 2021

          Hi Elise, you will have to experiment. Maybe another 5 minutes on high pressure? You could also finish off baking it in the oven to get to the right internal temp before broiling at the end.

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