Instant Pot® lemon-garlic chicken

    49 min

    This easy recipe shows you how to cook a whole chicken in an electric pressure cooker, such as the Instant Pot®, to make the most tender and moist lemon and garlic chicken that's perfect for a family dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (1.25kg) whole chicken
    • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 250ml chicken stock

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:34min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:49min 

    1. Insert lemon wedges inside the cavity of the chicken.
    2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot® and select Saute function. Mix olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper in a bowl. Rub top part of chicken with 1/2 of the spice mixture. Place the chicken (breast side down) and cook until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes.
    3. Rub remaining spice mixture on the bottom side of the chicken. Flip chicken over with tongs and cook for 1 minute more.
    4. Remove chicken from the pot. Place trivet inside the pot; place chicken back in the pot, breast side down on the trivet, and pour in chicken stock. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, which can take between 10 to 40 minutes.

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