This basic Instant Pot whole chicken is moist and delicious. Plenty of garlic and fresh herbs flavor this healthy chicken recipe that can be enjoyed as a meal on its own or shredded and used in soups or as a topping for salad. In addition to the garlic and herb chicken, see Tips (below) for a lemon-garlic variation and a lemongrass and lime version of the basic recipe. Whichever version you choose, this pressure-cooker chicken requires just 15 minutes of active time.
Lemon-Garlic Chicken: In Step 1, omit tarragon, thyme and garlic cloves. Rub 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic over the chicken. Proceed with Steps 2 through 4 as directed, omitting parsley in Step 4.
Lemongrass & Lime Chicken: In Step 1, omit tarragon, thyme and garlic cloves. Rub 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 2 Tbsp. finely chopped scallion, 1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic and 2 tsp. finely chopped lemongrass over the chicken. Proceed with Steps 2 through 4 as directed, omitting parsley in Step 4.
To make ahead: Refrigerate cooked chicken for up to 4 days.
Serving Size: 3 oz.
254 calories; protein 28.6g; carbohydrates 1.1g; dietary fiber 0.2g; fat 14.3g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 87.2mg; vitamin a iu 184.2IU; vitamin c 3mg; folate 8.1mcg; calcium 25.4mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 27.5mg; potassium 264mg; sodium 279.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.