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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

4.98 from 126 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 kcal
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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  • 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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  • Lucie
    January 24, 2021

    Made this tonight!!! It was delicious! Next time I will add a few more cook time minutes. The meat was redish in the middle. But the spices … it was really good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Sounds great! THanks for sharing your feedback with us, Lucie.

      Reply

  • Michelle
    January 24, 2021

    Can you make this recipe in a crock pot?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Hi Michelle, 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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  • Debbie
    January 22, 2021

    This is the BEST recipe for a roasted chicken in the instant pot! I have tried cooking a chicken a few times in the instant pot and it was never really that good but this is excellent and that gravy……delicious! I am so glad I tried your recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Shelley Witt
    January 20, 2021

    Followed directions exactly and my chicken came out fantastic! I did crisp it up under the broiler. My chicken was tender and juicy. The gravy was fantastic too! Thank you for your recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for your good comments and feedback, Shelley. We appreciate you sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • SAM
    January 20, 2021

    Outstanding! Juicy and flavorful, simple and fast. Added peeled potatoes (boiled in salt water) and a colorful salad as side dishes. Will make it again. How do you feel about curry/lime/ginger and cilantro instead of paprika/lemon? Thank you for sharing this five star dinner.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

      Hi Sam, I haven’t tested that exact substitution, but I imagine it may work; the flavor profile would be different. If you experiment, I would love to know how you like it.

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  • Valerie
    January 19, 2021

    This was amazing! Such a delicious recipe. I made a just over 3 lb chicken, and your recipe was quite perfect. I’m really impressed by how easy it was to pull it off too.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Karen Collins
    January 19, 2021

    I had to put the 4lb chicken on for 6 minutes more with natural release twice. Total 36 min. But, it turned out to be excellent. The gravy was fabulous. Definitely a keeper. Thankyou.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Karen! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Erin
    January 18, 2021

    Absolutely delicious and so moist. My family loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Tanya
    January 18, 2021

    Oh my! Absolutely the BEST chicken and gravy I’ve ever had. So flavourful! My 24 year old daughter said it’s better than any restaurant meal she’s ever had! I’ve also tried your Instant Pot mashed potatoes and they are so easy and delicious! Thank you 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Katherine Buxton
    January 18, 2021

    It looked like you pressed the multigrain button when you started the pot. Is that what does the 15 minute slow release?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Hi Katherine, we cooked on manual high pressure. A natural pressure release is when you leave the pressure release switch in the Sealed position when the cooking time ends. This lets the pressure release slowly, without you doing anything. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open.

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  • Carmen
    January 17, 2021

    Yum! Best whole chicken I have ever made! Moist and flavorful! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Excellent! Thank you for your awesome review, Carmen.

      Reply

  • Michelle Stewart
    January 16, 2021

    OMG!!! This is absolutely fabulous. I just got an Instant Pot for Christmas and have been trying to figure it out. This recipe was delicious. The only thing I changed was I used salted butter (all I had). AND the gravy… I could drink it. Thank you for sharing. I’m going to have to buy another chicken and do this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Michelle!

      Reply

  • Bruce Anschutz
    January 16, 2021

    Is there a low cal way to do this recipe without using the butter?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

      Hi Bruce, I am assuming that should work fine with oil instead of butter.

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      • Bruce Anschutz
        January 18, 2021

        Thanks, Natasha! Tonight’s the first attempt at even using the Instant pot and this recipe is just what the Doctor ordered! I’ll let you know what we think!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 18, 2021

          Please do, I would love to know how it goes!

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  • Diane Wangsoe
    January 15, 2021

    Got an instant pot for Christmas so this was a first for me. The chicken was perfect! Juicy,tender and the best gravy ever according to my husband who is Danish and is used to great homemade gravy!
    Will definitely make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      The perfect gift, Diane! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jennifer
    January 12, 2021

    This was amazing! So tender and juicy and very easy to make. I’d been wanting to try a whole chicken in the instant pot for awhile now and I figured I couldn’t go wrong with one of your recipes and yup, I was right. And the gravy came out perfect too (which is highly unusual for me). Thanks so much for this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      Hello Jennifer, you are very welcome. Thank you for giving this recipe a try, I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Lidia
    January 11, 2021

    Hi. I love the combination of spices for this recipe but do not own an instapot. Would you have an oven version but using the same ingredients and gravy? TIA!

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  • Barbara
    January 10, 2021

    I just finished my chicken diner it was amazing it was so juicy and the gravy was delish, my Grandson who will not eat a rotisserie chicken loved it, Thanks Natasha everything I make with your recipes are amazing and I have been cooking for over 50 years it is nice to have different ways of preparing, Thanks love to watch you, you are so cute!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      You are very welcome, Barbara. Thank you for always trusting my recipes, I hope that you and your family will love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • erika
    January 10, 2021

    I am assuming that this chicken is thawed? What would be your time be if it were frozen?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      Hi Erika, please check this part in the recipe “Can I Cook a Frozen Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot?” for your question. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Bethany Hanson
    January 7, 2021

    I never leave reviews, but this is most definitely the best chicken I’ve ever made. My husband said it’s the best chicken he’s ever had! Cooked to perfection and full of flavor. I will make this again and again!! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      That is so heart warming, thank you so much to you and your husband! I appreciate your kind words and good feedback.

      Reply

  • Olga
    January 7, 2021

    I bought a 4.37 pound chicken. Do I still cook it same time as yours since yours is 4, or how many more minutes would you say?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Hi Olga, it would need slightly more time but not much! Several readers left comments cooking a 4.5-5 lb turkey at 30-35 minutes.

      Reply

  • Mari
    January 5, 2021

    I was looking for a healthy Instant Pot recipe and I decided to give it a try. Delicious!!! I just replaced the butter with avocado oil and turn out pretty good. I made the gravy with butter thinking of not even try it but I couldn’t resist it. Best chicken ever!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Love it! Thank you for your kind words and great feedback, Mari!

      Reply

  • Olga
    January 5, 2021

    Could I omit the lemon that goes inside?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      The lemon really adds flavor to the recipe, you can omit it but might not be as tasty as the original recipe.

      Reply

  • KB
    January 4, 2021

    BEST chicken I have ever made. Delicious. Perfectly moist. Great flavor, tasty gravy. Yum!! Will make this again and again and already shared recipe with my mom. Thank you for this outstanding recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Nina
    January 3, 2021

    Do you have to do the broil part?

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Nina, you don’t have to do it since the chicken should be fully cooked. It’s just prettier when you do broil.

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  • Erika
    January 3, 2021

    I just got my instapot, and I did this incredible recipe for New Year’s Eve. The gravy is the most delicious I have ever had. I wanted to drink it! It was so good! The video helped so much as well! Thank you and I am a fan !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Julie
    December 31, 2020

    So I made this recipe…really good. Made a few changes, used smoked paprika and didn’t have any thyme (grocery store didn’t either!) Still turned out great. I couldn’t broil it for crispy cause the skin split while cooking.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      I’m glad you enjoyed that, Julie. Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Kathy B.
    December 31, 2020

    My first whole chicken in the IP and wow! How easy and delicious! I did make a couple changes because I like a little spicy flavor and I hate rosemary, so I left that out and added a Tbsp of creole seasoning. The rest I followed to the T. The flavor is the bomb, and the gravy was so easy and flavorful! Thank you for this recipe! I will be making this forever!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

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

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  • Danielle
    December 30, 2020

    Delicious. I’m not typically a chicken gravy fan but this recipe resulted in delicious gravy that I had night after night. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Danielle.

      Reply

  • Ron R
    December 27, 2020

    Got this for Christmas! Made my first foodie item this evening. Made the I.P. whole chicken. Oh my god…. Delicious!!!!! Can’t wait to try more, but this chicken will be a regular.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great feedback, Ron!

      Reply

  • Lisa Hoosier
    December 27, 2020

    Made this tonight. A 100% winner. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      You’re welcome. Glad you loved it, Lisa!

      Reply

  • Rich Ermolovich
    December 25, 2020

    Just finished our Christmas Day dinner. Borrowed a second Instant Pot and made a 6.08 and a 5.23 pound chicken simultaneously, multiplying cook time by 6 mins per pound. Even my grandkids raved about how delicious the chickens were including the gravy which needed no additional condiments. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Very nice! Thanks for sharing that with us, Rich!

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      • linda
        January 1, 2021

        Can i cook a 6.lb chicken in a 6 quart instant pot?

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        • Natasha
          January 1, 2021

          Hi Linda, as long as you can easily cover it with the lid, that should work fine.

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  • Lisa B.
    December 25, 2020

    This is so moist and flavorful!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      Thank you for your great review, Lisa!

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  • James Goacher
    December 25, 2020

    When you say Broil in the oven to brown the skin is that with a radiant element (as in a Grill) or simply – well – an oven?
    Because I thought Broil was the same as the English Grill but my Grill does not have sufficient space beneath for a whole chicken.

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    • Natasha
      December 25, 2020

      Hi James I meant broil on high heat in the oven. Thank you for asking and I will clarify that in the instructions.

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  • Doadear
    December 24, 2020

    Cooking time a little long, but was a little dry, but delicious. Great technique. Thanks

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  • Pam N. Stillwater, MN
    December 23, 2020

    Used half the butter and accidentally cooked on low pressure part of the time. It still came out delicious. We served it with white rice. A new favorite, for sure! Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      I’m glad that worked out, Pam! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Inga
    December 23, 2020

    My kids are picky eaters, and their only option for meat was barbecue chicken from the grocery store (which I hate) … Today I tried your recipe and it was absolutely a winner !!! Now it’s our favorite whole chicken recipe. Thank you so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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  • DAReese
    December 22, 2020

    OMG! This is absolutely the BEST chicken recipe. I was a bit nervous cooking a whole 5 lb chicken for only 30 min. (still kinda new to the Instant Pot), but it turned out beautiful and soooo freaking moist. And the buttery flavors where the BOMB! I didn’t have a lemon, so I added an onion. THE BEST! As suggested by my husband, I’ll be buying more hole chickens…just for this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your great experience trying out this recipe. Sounds like this is going to be your new favorite!

      Reply

  • Michael Irish
    December 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I would just like some help adding carrots onions potatoes and sweet potatoes (maybe pumpkin) to this recipe to have an all in one. By the way, I live in Japan and am using Japanese veggies. Can you help me? Thank you in advance

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2020

      HI Michael, I haven’t tested it that way so I’m not sure how that would work out and if the veggies would get mushy by the time the chicken was done. You might consider baking them in a separate casserole like we did with our roasted vegetables recipe.

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  • RENEE SESSION
    December 21, 2020

    Natasha thank you for this recipe. This chicken is excellent. The IP can be a little tricky, but explain the minutes perfectly. Again, thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      You are most welcome, Renee. Thank you for your great feedback!

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  • Christina
    December 20, 2020

    I am a brand new Instant Pot owner, and this was my FIRST recipe to give the new appliance a test run. Wonderful! I can see why Instant Pot has such a fan base, and your recipe was PERFECT! So flavourful, moist… the flavours were blended in a way that I’ve just never experienced in a traditional roast chicken. Thank you for this – I’ll be keeping this recipe close at hand for future use~and I’ll also be looking at your other recipes for my Instant Pot!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2020

      Hello Christina, I’m happy that you loved the recipe! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate it!

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  • Jackie Nordeman
    December 17, 2020

    I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing! You can eat the gravy by itself it’s so delicious!! The chicken was so moist and juicy. I should’ve increased the pressure cooking by a couple of minutes since I did have a wee bit of pink in the fleshier parts (my chicken weighed 3 lbs-10oz. and I used cook time for a 3.5 lb bird.) Thank-you, Natasha, for consistently delicious and reliable recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

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

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  • Jackie Nordeman
    December 16, 2020

    This recipe is amazing! The gravy is good enough to eat on its own! My chicken was 3 lbs- 10oz. I pressure cooked it according to the chart for a 3.5 lb. I should’ve let it go a couple of minutes longer (was a wee bit pink near the bone). So moist and so tasty! Don’t throw out the extra gravy!!! So good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great review and feedback, Jackie. We appreciate you sharing these info with us.

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  • Donna Ahles
    December 16, 2020

    WOW. I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE THIS AGAIN . MY HUSBAND LOVED IT TOO. Very moist meat. My chicken was 5.60 pds. Did 34 minutes plus the 15 minute depressure. Gravy so good,just a tad saltybut we like salty. I measured the 2 cups juice,3 Tbsp next time I’ll ad another tbsp or so. Was too thin for our liking,BUT tasted sooo good. I even splurged and had a piece of bread covered with gravy. A WINNER. thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      You are so welcome, Donna! Thank you for sharing your good experience making this recipe, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Ellen Tresidder
    December 16, 2020

    This is my 2nd review and my third time using this recipe. I made this again last night, but this time changing up the spices completely. I didn’t have an onion, whole lemon, or much butter, so decided to improvise. I used lemon pepper and olive oil to season under the skin. I used 1T dehydrated onion, 1t garlic powder, 1 t lemon pepper, and 3T Lemon juice (I keep juice cubes in the freezer) in the cavity. I rubbed the outside with olive oil and sprinkled some seasoned salt on the outside before closing the instant pot lid and cooking as directed. My chicken still came out great! The gravy had a more pronounced lemon flavor and was delicious! I still will use Natasha’s recipe, but nice to know I can improvise in a pinch and the method makes a perfect juicy and lovely chicken to serve up!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hello Ellen, thank you so much for your detailed feedback and for sharing the changes that you tried for this recipe. That is so helpful, we appreciate it!

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  • Diana
    December 15, 2020

    I have made this three times so far. It is always delicious and moist!!! I serve it with the gravy, mashed potatoes, and some veggie I’ve got laying around. I have some gravy and chicken leftover. I will use it to make chicken pot pie. I also save the bones to make chicken stock. I love this recipe bc it can be stretched to get many meals out of it! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      Hello Diana, you are most welcome! It’s my pleasure to be able to share with you this recipe and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Robert J Haavisto
    December 14, 2020

    I made the recipe for my wife, daughter and her husband last night and we all loved it, juicy and delicious. The gravy was to die for. We had mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus to go with it. I have cooked quite a few of Natasha’s recipes and always find them delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Deana
    December 13, 2020

    I’ve made this a few times and it’s my absolute favourite chicken recipe. Do you think I could use the same recipe with Turkey instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Deana! I haven’t tried it with turkey but I imagine that may work! If you experiment I would love to know how you like that!

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  • Judy Ferguson
    December 13, 2020

    This was simple and absolutely delicious! The chicken was very moist and the gravy was wonderful. Definitely going to be making this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Love it, Judy. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  • Mitch
    December 12, 2020

    HI. I’m wondering if ever use Idaho Huckleberry in any of your recipes?
    Love your show.
    Mitch

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Hi Mitch, I don’t have a recipe for that yet but thanks for your suggestion. I’ll just add that to the list.

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  • Tim S.
    December 7, 2020

    Used this recipe last night, and it came out great!

    However, instead of broiling at the end I just lifted the chicken out the Instant Pot with the trivet, and dropped it into the Air Fryer at 380 degrees for 10 minutes. Super crispy skin!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Bobbi Jo Peuse-Celli
    December 3, 2020

    It is not a rotisserie chicken unless it is cooked on a rotisserie which turns it round and round and slow cooks it. This is basically a BAKED chicken. It is important to distinguish the difference.

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  • Kathy
    December 2, 2020

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this. What gloves are you using? Did not see the link to them. Thank you
    Kathy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe, Kathy! We have our gloves linked in our Amazon Shop HERE.

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  • Cecil
    November 30, 2020

    Will this same recipe work for a Ninja Foodi? Same cook times etc..

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Cecil, I haven’t tested this in a Ninja, but here is what one of our readers wrote: “I followed the recipe as written with my ninja, and it turned out fantastic. My family loved the chicken, and it came out of the oven looking like the picture. But the gravy words can not express how fantastic it was and what makes the meat great is that it’s infused with that gravy.” I hope that helps

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Cecil, I haven’t tested this in a Ninja, but here is what one of our readers wrote: “I followed the recipe as written with my ninja, and it turned out fantastic. My family loved the chicken, and it came out of the oven, looking like the picture. But the gravy words can not express how fantastic it was and what makes the meat great is that it’s infused with that gravy.” I hope that helps

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  • Ellen Tresidder
    November 30, 2020

    I followed the simple directions tonight and my chicken and gravy came out great! I’ll be keeping this recipe to make again and again, and its company worthy for sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 30, 2020

      Hello Ellen, that is so awesome! Thank you for sharing your good experience with this recipe. We appreciate your great comments and feedback.

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  • Savvykong
    November 29, 2020

    Hot dog – this was excellent, and easy too!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2020

      Thank you!

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  • Cheryl
    November 26, 2020

    I’ve tried this recipe in the past and it was perfect! We are postponing our Thanksgiving roast until tomorrow so our daughter can join us – SO! Tonight, I made your whole chicken in the oven recipe (carrots and potatoes), and the gravy from this recipe. So delicious! Thanks for the great recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      You are so welcome, Cheryl. I hope it becomes a hit!

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  • Jane
    November 26, 2020

    This is fabulous!
    I used a 5 lb Oven Stuffer Roaster. Set the Instant Pot for 32 minutes. Came out PERFECT!
    Gravy was spectacular!
    I made a Cranberry Orange Compote using whole berry sauce and added a little Orange Marmalade.( a little at a time tasting after each addition ) So delicious and easy! (I added that in case anyone wants to try it)
    Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      Hi Jane, that sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing that with us, so helpful in case others would like to try that addition too!

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  • Beverly Hart
    November 26, 2020

    Followed your recipe exactly and it was amazing. My chicken was so moist and tender and flavorful. My husband couldn’t stop eating it. Gravy was delicious too. I made this today Thanksgiving with no back up plan. I was a bit nervous, but WOW was it fantastic. ❤️💯

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      That is so fantastic. Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback with us, glad you all enjoyed this chicken and gravy recipe!

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  • Greg
    November 24, 2020

    Hello Natasha, Would it be possible to stuff the chicken with stove top stuffing and do the same recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2020

      Hi Greg, I’m sure there is room for stuffing, but I can’t advise without testing it. If you try that, I would love to know how it works for you!

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      • greg
        November 24, 2020

        I’m going to stick to your exact recipe because I’ve found out changing the instant pot recipe can be really bad. I’ll just make the items separate. I’ll have enough time.

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  • Harleygypsy
    November 23, 2020

    Had our daughter and her friends over dinner. This roasted chicken came out wonderful! I didn’t look to see if it was recommended to broil a few minutes afterward, but we are off grid with no broiler. I popped it in the over to brown up. Baked potatoes with the gravy that I made keto (exchanging Xanthan Gum for flour). Added a spinach salad. Major hit with 20yos! That says a lot!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me!

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  • Sarah J Schauffler
    November 21, 2020

    I’m going to make this for Thanksgiving since it’s only 2 of us, a turkey is to big. Can I use minced garlic instead of smashed garlic?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

      Hi Sarah, we found smashed works really well but that should still work. I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Ami
    November 15, 2020

    This was fantastic! My entire family wants me to make it again! Thanks for what you do!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      You’re most welcome, Amy. Thank you too for sharing your good feedback with us.

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  • Merle Lawrence
    November 15, 2020

    Perfect! I substituted Za’atar for the thyme and rosemary (1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon) and, second time I made this, added a bay leaf to the lemon and garlic. The gravy is soooo good. I made angel biscuits with heavy cream as one of the sides and the gravy was delicious on them.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2020

      Wonderful! Thanks for sharing that with us, Merle. We appreciate your comments and great feedback.

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  • April causey
    November 13, 2020

    This is deliciously fantastic. Easy. Maybe the best gravy I’ve ever made. I think it is actually. Maybe even the best chicken. So moist and flavorful. Nice butter flavor. Loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, April! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    • Chelsea
      November 15, 2020

      This was a great recipe! The gravy was amazing. It was seriously the best gravy I’ve ever made and it was so simple. I did not broil the chicken after but just put in the oven on 450 for 5 to min . Perfect with mashed potatoes and corn. Thank you Natasha! Can’t wait to try your other recipes!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        November 16, 2020

        So nice of you to share that, thank you so much, Chelsea! I’m glad you loved this recipe.

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  • Jana
    November 3, 2020

    My chicken weighed 5.20 lbs. I cooked it for 30 minutes and 15 min on natural pressure release and 5 min under the broiler. The white meat was done, however, the thighs were still pink and tiny bit bloody where they attach to the body. I roasted the thighs for another 15 minutes at 390F but at this point the roasting took away all the juice from the white meat. Can you please advise for how long should I keep it in the IP so that the thighs are done? Otherwise the seasonings were perfect and the gravy was the best I’ve ever tasted.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      Hi Jana, it sounds like it could use a little more time in the Instant Pot. I would try it for a little longer, it is normal for there to be some redness but I would check it with an oven thermometer to be sure.

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  • Sewqueen
    November 3, 2020

    Delicious! We will make this again for sure! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

      I’m so happy you liked this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Deb
    November 2, 2020

    This is my favorite instant pot recipe of all time. The gravy is the best! I’ve used both fresh and dry herbs. Fresh are more flavorful but dry is still good. Thank you for this recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

      Hello Deb, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and the gravy too! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • jill lafer
    November 2, 2020

    The timing for cooking the chicken is way off. My $40 pastured chicken turned out like rubber, though it tasted good. I will try it again and reduce the cooking time.

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    • Natasha
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Jill, if you are using a larger chicken, you would want to increase the cooking time. Please see the timing recommendations above.

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  • Gwen
    November 1, 2020

    I just purchased my first Instant Pot and am looking forward to trying your Chicken Recipe. But I have a few questions. Is it all right to substitute olive oil for the butter (as sadly I am lactose intolerant)? My Instant Pot calls for a minimum of 1 1/2 cups of liquid… will that be ok in your recipe? Lastly, can Arrow Root be used to thicken the gravy instead of flour? PS I loved your video!

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    • Natasha
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Gwen, I am assuming that should work fine with oil instead of butter and using an extra half cup of chicken broth. I hope you love the Instant Pot Chicken recipe!

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  • Jeanne Erickson
    October 30, 2020

    Delicious! The recipe is so easy and the gravy is so flavorful! My daughter who claims she doesn’t like mashed potatoes (I know crazy!) LOVED the gravy on top so much, she ate up all her mashed potatoes! Win!! And the chicken is very moist, just falling off the bone. Thanks, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2020

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this great review with me Jeanne!

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  • Megan
    October 29, 2020

    Fantastic! By far the tastiest while chicken instant pot recipe I’ve made. I couldn’t help but to test several bite right out of the pot because it smelled so delicious! I followed the recipe exactly!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2020

      Hello Megan, I’m glad you loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us!

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  • Tricia Celenza
    October 29, 2020

    Made this tonight and it was fabulous! Once again, you did not disappoint this family! Some of the best gravy I have ever had. Served with mashed potatoes and maple-glazed carrots. Yum! Broiled the chicken for only four minutes which ALMOST too long(smoke detectors went off). Love your recipes and videos!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2020

      Aah sounds like a perfect meal! Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback with us, Tricia!

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  • A.J.
    October 26, 2020

    I would love to stuff the chicken then cook it. Any suggestions on how long to cook it? Thanks!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Hi A.J., I haven’t tried stuffing this recipe. One of our readers did write in saying: “This is a fantastic recipe!!! It has become my go-to and is PERFECT as written. Sometimes I’ll stuff the cavity with some onion and thyme sprigs along with the lemon and garlic if I have them on hand. I’ve also used smoked paprika a few times, which is lovely. Last week I used the leftover chicken and gravy to make a pot pie, and it was AMAZING. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!” I hope this helps! I would recommend adding a few more minutes of cook time.

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  • Angelina
    October 25, 2020

    This chicken was so good and that gravy was amazing! I love all of your recipes and the wonderful videos you share! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2020

      Hello Angelina, thank you for your awesome feedback. I’m so happy to know that you loved it!

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  • Jan
    October 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I followed this recipe to the letter and it was absolutely delicious!! I used my oven because I realized that my IP didn’t have a “high pressure” feature. I have the IP Lux. What button feature on IP Lux would I need to use if I wanted to make your recipe?

    Thanks again for a fantastic recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

      Hi Jan, I recommend googling how to get the high-pressure setting on an IP lux or reading through the instructions manual. It should have that option.

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