Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

This is the juicy and flavorful Instant Pot Frozen Chicken recipe for a whole meal.

4.6 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken

Course lunch
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword Frozen Chicken, smoked paprika
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 485 kcal


  • 1 whole frozen chicken
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup water


  1. Add frozen whole chicken into a plate facing breasts side down.

  2. Drizzle with a bit of oil and using your hands rub it all over chicken. This step will ensure proper “sticking” of spices to frozen chicken.

  3. Sprinkle half of each spice evenly on one side.

  4. Holding onto the wings, carefully flip the chicken and season the other half with remaining spices.

  5. Inside the Instant Pot, add water, and then place the steam rack.

  6. Place chicken breast side up on top of and secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 35 minutes.

  7. Select the “Cancel” and release the pressure quickly.

  8. Carefully remove the chicken and slice to serve hot.

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