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Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes recipe is a hearty pressure cooker dinner, which tastes amazing. Cook an entire chicken, and also a tasty side dish at the same time!

A fantastic easy weeknight dinner recipe, that is totally hands-free – the Instant Pot does all the work, quickly. Serve this perfectly cooked chicken and potatoes with a giant chopped salad for a healthy homecooked meal.

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Winner winner, Instant Pot chicken dinner! Cook everything in one pot for the easiest meal ever. Place the potatoes at the bottom of the Instant Pot, add the chicken stock, top with the whole chicken, and season lightly.

You’ll have a hearty and delicious meal ready in 25-35  minutes, depending on the size of your chicken. This is our favorite way to cook chicken – the meat is unbelievable tender and juicy!  And you can use the leftover chicken bones to make a healthy chicken stock. So many things to love about this recipe!

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes Recipe Is

  • Hearty
  • Simple
  • Tender
  • Tasty
  • Satisfying
  • Gluten Free

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Instant Pot Chicken Recipes For Easy Meal Prep 

For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The 8 quart fits a whole chicken in perfectly – even a large 5 pounder! 

The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat. I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.

What’s In This Instant Pot Chicken Dinner with Potatoes?

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  • Whole Chicken – I like to get a few on sale, and freeze them. Yes, you can cook a frozen chicken in the Instant Pot too, it’s magic!
  • Potatoes – You can use baby potatoes, or roughly dice yellow potatoes. Stay away from Russet Potatoes for this recipe, as they can fall apart when pressure cooked.
  • Low Sodium Chicken or Vegetable Stock – I like to use this low sodium stock for my recipes because it has great flavor… without all the salt. I always use low sodium or no-salt-added broth or stock to start, and then I can add salt or other spices later if needed. Check out more low sodium recipes here!
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
  • Chicken Rub – To add some flavor to the chicken and the potatoes, I like to use Montreal chicken seasoning. Montreal chicken and steak seasonings are probably my most-used spices! We put them on everything: chicken, steak, potatoes, vegetables, hash browns, seriously anything!

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How Do I Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot?

  1. In the Instant Pot insert, add the potatoes to the bottom of the pot. Add the trivet insert on top of the potatoes and add the chicken stock.
  2. Prep the chicken: remove any giblets from inside the chicken. Pat dry and place breast-side-up on top of the trivet. Add the olive oil and chicken rub to the top of the breasts.
  3. Secure the lid, and Set to Pressure Cook/Manual Mode.  Select 24 minutes for a 4-lb chicken (or 6 minutes per pound). Press Start.
  4. After the time runs out, allow the chicken to naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick release the remainder of the steam. 
  5. Carefully remove the lid, and place the chicken on a carving plate. Remove trivet, and serve potatoes around the chicken.

 

Make Instant Pot Chicken Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free Instant Pot chicken recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. 

Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. 

I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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Cozy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe (Dairy & Gluten Free)

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Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes

The Herbeevore
This Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Potatoes recipe is a hearty pressure cooker dinner, which tastes amazing. Cook an entire chicken, and also a tasty side dish at the same time!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 479 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 4- lb chicken
  • 1 lb baby potatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning I like Montreal Chicken Seasoning for this recipe

Instructions
 

  • In the Instant Pot insert, add the potatoes to the bottom of the pot. Add the trivet insert on top of the potatoes and add the chicken stock.
  • Prep the chicken: remove any giblets from inside the chicken. Pat dry and place breast-side-up on top of the trivet. Add the olive oil and chicken rub to the top of the breasts.
  • Secure the lid, and Set to Pressure Cook/Manual Mode.  Select 24 minutes for a 4-lb chicken (or 6 minutes per pound). Press Start.
  • After the time runs out, allow the chicken to naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick release the remainder of the steam.
  • Carefully remove the lid, and place the chicken on a carving plate. Remove trivet, and serve potatoes around the chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 30gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 942mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 282IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 3mg
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