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Chicken in an InstantPot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

How to cook a chicken in an InstantPot or a pressure cooker.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 3 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
  • 1 4-5 pound chicken organic if possible
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  1. Place 1 cup water in the Instant Pot. Next, place the steam rack into the Instant Pot. This will help with removal of the chicken once it is cooked.

  2. In a small bowl, mix paprika, thyme, salt and pepper; rub mixture over chicken and then place chicken onto steam rack in the Instant Pot, breast side down.

  3. Lock the lid and select "Poultry"; adjust cooking time to 25 minutes. When finished cooking, let steam release for 15 minutes. Ensure that steam is released before removing lid. Let cool before lifting out of the Instant Pot.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken in an InstantPot
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.