Instant Pot Christmas Special Chicken

This is a very delicious and tasty dish on Christmas Eve to entertain your guests.

5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Christmas Special Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 626 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (2-pound) grass-fed whole chicken neck and giblet removed
  • 1 small yellow onion quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a small bowl, mix together oil and spices. Keep aside.

  2. Stuff the cavity of chicken with onion, garlic, thyme and lemon.

  3. Rub the oil mixture over the breast of chicken, under the skin and over the skin.

  4. Select “Sauté” of the Instant Pot.

  5. Place chicken into the Instant Pot, breast side down.

  6. Carefully, rub the oil mixture on the back side of the chicken.

  7. Cook the chicken for about 2-3 minutes per side.

  8. Select the “Cancel” and place water around the chicken.

  9. Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 27 minutes.

  10. Select the “Cancel” and carefully do a Natural release.

  11. Remove the lid and place chicken onto a cutting board for about 10 minutes before carving.

  12. With a sharp knife, cut chicken into desires sized pieces and serve.

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