Instant Pot “Rotisserie” Chicken


  • 3 pound chicken, whole
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & black pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into quarters
  • 5 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled and left whole
  • seasoning mix (ingredients below)
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil


  • Rub chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the onion wedges and garlic cloves inside the chicken cavity.
  • Turn on the pressure cooker and press the Sauté button.
  • Add the remaining olive oil to the metal pan. When it heats up, add the whole chicken and brown both sides, about 4-5 minutes each side.
  • Remove the chicken and set aside. Place the trivet in the bottom of the metal pan and pour in chicken stock.
  • Rub down chicken with Seasoning Mix.
  • Place the chicken, breast side up in the instant pot and seal the lid.
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual for 25 minutes.
  • When the timer ends, let the pressure to release for 15 minutes.
  • Allow chicken to rest before serving.

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