Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Recipe type: Main Course
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  • Instant Pot
  • Tongs
  • 1 Whole Chicken around 5 lbs
  • 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (optional)
  • Spice Blend:
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2-4 tsp salt
  1. Rinse and clean your chicken with cold water. (This means take out the giblet packet that is hidden in the open cavity!)
  2. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix all of the seasonings together and rub all over the chicken, especially the breast and legs.
  4. In the Instant Pot insert, add the coconut oil (these next steps are optional but allow the chicken to have a more rotisserie style roasted skin!)
  5. Press "saute" (the Instant Pot will show 30 minutes, but don't worry about that!) and wait 3-5 minutes for the Instant Pot to heat up.
  6. Using tongs, add your whole chicken, breast side down, and "saute" for 5 minutes with the lid off the Instant Pot.
  7. Using the tongs again, flip the whole chicken over and "saute" for another 5 minutes.
  8. Now with the chicken breast side up, press the "Manual" button and adjust the time to 25 minutes.
  9. Lock the lid onto the Instant Pot, making sure to seal the valve on it, and wait a few seconds for the Instant Pot to start.
  10. When finished, carefully release the steam valve, then use tongs to carefully remove the whole chicken.
  11. Plate up, carve, and enjoy!
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