Instant Pot Christmas Special Chicken

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

Instant Pot Christmas Special Chicken
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 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
  • In a small bowl, mix together oil and spices. Keep aside.
  • Stuff the cavity of chicken with onion, garlic, thyme and lemon.
  • Rub the oil mixture over the breast of chicken, under the skin and over the skin.
  • Select “Sauté” of the Instant Pot.
  • Place chicken into the Instant Pot, breast side down.
  • Carefully, rub the oil mixture on the back side of the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Select “Cancel” and place water around the chicken.
  • Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 27 minutes.
  • Select “Cancel” and carefully do a Natural release.
  • Remove the lid and place chicken onto a cutting board for about 10 minutes before carving.
  • With a sharp knife, cut chicken into desires sized pieces and serve.
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