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4.75 from 8 votes

Whole chicken in instant pot

Fall of the bone, tender and juicy whole chicken perfectly cooked in your Instant pot. Keto, whole30, low carb, gluten free
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crisplid chicken, pressure cooker chicken, whole chicken in instant pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 89kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 1 chicken (about 4 lb)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (or use your favorite spices)
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • lots of freshly ground pepper


  • Wash the bird and dry with paper towels. Rub with minced garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add more spices if you will like.
  • Place the chicken in to the instant pot. Add water or broth, and wine if using. Close and lock the lid. Set to 20 minute on high pressure.
  • Once done, quick release the pressure. Replace the lid with the CRISP LID. Broil for about 5 minutes at 500 degrees.


Be careful getting the chicken out of the pot- it will be falling apart.
Weight Watchers points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving:
Chicken breast (skinless):
MyWW green plan 4 points, blue plan 1 points, purple 1 points
Chicken thigh (skinless):
MyWW green plan 3 points, blue plan 3 points, purple 3 points
Chicken wing:
MyWW green plan 2 points, blue plan 2 points, purple 2 points
Chicken drumstick (skinless):
MyWW green plan 2 points, blue plan 2 points, purple 2 points


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1767mg | Potassium: 88mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg