Instant Pot Whole Chicken + Easy Chicken Gravy Recipe


– Hey everyone, it’s Natasha
of NatashasKitchen.com, and today, I’m gonna teach you how to make a whole chicken in the Instant Pot. I am so excited about
this because it becomes the juiciest chicken, it’s quick to make, easy, and it’s not just the chicken. Wait until you see what
we do with the drippings, so let’s get started. (drums on table) We start with one whole chicken. If your chicken has a
bag of giblets inside, make sure you remove it. Pat dry the chicken all
over with a paper towel. Place the chicken
breast-side up and starting from the drumstick side, loosen the skin from the chicken breast using
the back of a spoon to help. Be careful not to tear the
skin because we’re gonna fill that space with a
delicious, flavored butter. For that butter rub, you’ll need two teaspoons of salt, a quarter teaspoon of black pepper, one
teaspoon of onion powder, one teaspoon of garlic powder, and half a teaspoon of paprika. Next, remove the leaves from one sprig of fresh rosemary and
one sprig of fresh thyme. The easiest way to strip the leaves off is to grab hold of the end
and pull the leaves down in the opposite direction. Mince the fresh herbs
together and add them to your seasoning mix. Now pour in eight tablespoons
of melted, unsalted butter, and add one tablespoon of
freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir that all together to combine and set it aside. This flavored butter
will make your chicken and gravy taste incredible. I’m using a six-quart
Instant Pot and I will link to the one I have in the notes. Place a rack into the inner pot, and add one cup of
low-sodium chicken broth. I’ll link to these handy gloves as well, I love keeping a stash
of these in my kitchen. Place the chicken onto the
rack with the breast side up. Stuff the cavity with half of a lemon, and it’s totally okay to use the half that you’ve squeezed for juice already, and four garlic cloves. Give the butter mixture a quick stir, then pour half of it under
the chicken skin and massage gently to evenly distribute it. Pour the remaining half of the butter evenly all over the chicken. Cover with the lid and set the valve to the sealing position. Cook on high pressure for 24 minutes, followed by a 15-minute
natural pressure release. (upbeat music) After the 15-minute
natural pressure release, turn the valve to the
venting position to release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove the
chicken using the trivet and allow any excess juices
to drip back into the pot. Next, transfer the whole
chicken to a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet and
season the top lightly with salt, pepper, and a
little more paprika for color. The little bit of extra
seasonings go a long way and they help to develop
that crisp, salty skin. Lastly, place the chicken
on the center rack of the oven and broil at
500 degrees Fahrenheit for about three to five minutes or until you’ve reached your desired color. You can also put it in the air fryer for about five minutes. To make the easy chicken gravy, pour all of your pan
drippings into a measuring cup through a sieve. For a really smooth
gravy, you wanna get rid of any solid pieces that
are left in the sieve, then use a ladle or a
large spoon to remove any excess oil that floats to the top. We’re gonna use the same Instant Pot and there’s no need to
wash it, set that to saute on medium heat, and add three tablespoons of unsalted butter. Once the butter is melted,
add three tablespoons of all-purpose flour,
and whisk that together for a minute until it’s golden. Next, add the remaining
drippings and you should have about two cups after
straining off the fat. Whisk those together until
everything is simmering and thickened, then
remove it from the heat and transfer it to a serving dish. And make sure to keep
an eye on that chicken, it really only needs no
more than five minutes. Take it out of the oven as
soon as it’s golden brown. All right, all that’s left is to put this on a platter and serve it
up, oh, and I cannot wait. And the chicken gets so
tender, you have to be a little careful with it (laughs). This is never dry ’cause
you’re gonna love it. Okay, and I love to garnish
this with some fresh rosemary or you can use sprigs of thyme
because it’s in the recipe so it makes sense (chuckles). Looks so pretty. Okay, now we’re gonna cut
into the chicken breast, and I wanna show you
just how juicy this is. So here we go. Oh, yum, and it is so juicy,
I told you it was juicy. Take a look inside. Yeah (laughs). Okay. And this is so delicious, when you pair it with mashed potatoes
because you’ve got gravy with chicken, yum, yum. Oh my goodness, yum. And then that crisp,
salty skin from broiling in the oven is mm, delicious. Okay, and then, just pour the gravy over. It doesn’t get any better than this. Ah, juicy chicken, and hot gravy. (laughs) Oh, I cannot wait. And my kids love this because they love anything with gravy, and it
helps that it’s super soft. Okay, here we go, going
in for the taste test. Oh, that’s a big bite. (laughs) All right, we can handle that. Mm (laughs), mm, mm. Mm-mm-mm, mm, mm. This is literally melt
in your mouth tender, and making the gravy
out of the pan drippings is brilliant because it holds all those amazing flavors from the chicken. The rosemary and thyme
really shine in this chicken and then also that little
hint of lemon is so fresh and vibrant, and it
also reheats really well because the chicken is
so, so, so, so tender. Great over mashed
potatoes, great over rice, whatever you wanna serve
it with, it’s so good. I don’t know, this tastes better than Thanksgiving turkey,
is that wrong to say? Am I in trouble? (laughs) It is so delicious,
mm, I can’t wait to eat the rest of this. I’m just gonna go ahead
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  1. Tracey Boyland

    You're awesome !
    Guess what ,, I've had my instapot for 2 years now. Dont use it but this seems simple enough. That was fast cooking too.

  2. Steve Logan

    Mrs. Natasha, great recipe & looks delicious. 1 tip, in your 1st dry spice mix, for that amount try adding 1 level teaspoon of poultry seasoning to mix in with it, & any brand will work as i have tried several & they all taste the same, even store/dollar store brands. It will really add flavor to your chix, & really, really add a great flavor to the gravy. God Bless you & yours.

  3. Muhamed Abo Salah

    كل وصفاتك ممتازة ولذيذة وشكلها بتشهي 😍😚 ويكفي طلتك وضحتك باحبها كتير 😄😉
    Lamia from Eygpt

  4. Dan 821

    Wow that looks amazing! I don't have an insta-pot so will have to roast in the oven.
    I will use your recipe for the butter and herbs. It should be great! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  5. Yvonne Karen Noriellah Rosas

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! My sister and I really love you. Your channel really inspire us. Long time subscriber here from the Philippines! God bless you and your family! 💕💕

  6. Melanie’s Spot

    OMGosh!! Yum!! Never thought of this. I have a 3 Qt pot since I’m single and my son turns 22 on 1/13/20! (What)?!? I will try to find a really small chicken or even use some Cornish Hens. Thanks Natasha! 😋

  7. 72johnblack

    This looks sooooooo delicious but when i seen gravy I was excited and thought you might be making chicken gravy in the southern style. You should try it sometime…biscuits and gravy with leftover bacon, sausage…..well any kind of meat drippings. It is truly wonderful.

  8. David

    What are you doing?? 🤦🏻‍♂️rest the chicken before cutting into it and why are you are carving it on some Williams Sonoma serving plate someone bought you when you have a perfectly fine 100 dollar cutting board underneath everything 🙄

  9. Phyllis Wurm

    First of all love your videos and presentations. The camera work excellent. I got an Insta Pot for Christmas and just a little nervous about using it. Anything with pressure is a little intimidating. But this looks so good and your directions very clear that I will go and buy all that is needed. The pot comes out of the box finally. Thank you Natasha blessings for you and family.

  10. Dia C

    Very nice recipie! They looks soo yummy and tasty! I love chicken recipies! Natasha very nice your hair styling! They looks so nice one you! Have a nice day! 👍👏🍴

  11. Wendy O'dell

    That chicken's as pretty as you are Natasha 😍 It looks yummy. We cook whole chickens oftens but now I have a new seasoning blend. I cook mine in the crock pot until almost done then finish in the oven. Don't you just love homemade gravy?!?
    Most of my kid's friends don't know what homemade gravy tastes like, until they eat at our house.
    God bless you & the family ❤ XOXO

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    Winner winner chicken dinner! This is Big Money's Life under my second channel name! Hope you don't mind me dropping by in my new costume haha.

  13. Food Lover

    Thank you so much natasha mam for sharing this recipe 😍😍
    I will definitely try this because it looks yummmmmmmy 👍👏👏😘
    Lots of love from Pakistan ❤ ❤❤

  14. James Chung

    Your videos are nice, good balance of information, details, pace, enthusiasm, and humor. I have shared your videos and subscribed. Thanks!

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    Замечательный способ приготовления вкусной курочки!

  16. Yakav8r55m

    That looks like a wonderful idea for an easy chicken dinner and the cook time with the Easy Pot really surprised me. Thanks so much for showing us this recipe!! You did a wonderful job!!

  17. Si Brown

    Your recipe is never going to let me down..as far as I do, it's never failed but it's nailed… gonna try this one soon… cheers!!😍😍😍😍😍

  18. Pam Deutschman

    I am new to the IP world. Tried this tonight and I don't think the chicken was all the way cooked. High pressure 24 minutes / NR 15 minutes. When I switched to quick release afterwards no steam came out. Did I do something wrong? Also, I see someone else asked this, how many pounds should the chicken be? I ended up putting it in the oven for awhile to get it to 165*. GREAT flavor, though!

  19. Md mofizur Rahman

    Hey natasha i made this last night as weekend meal along with some mashed potato it went so well such a delish meal loved it 💕💕 & btw whats the name of background music u used in the previous video of apple turnovers with simple glaze?

  20. Jose Gonzalez

    Can someone make this for me? I get grossed out looking at a whole chicken. I'm fine with it being sliced up after it's cooked lol. I know, I'm a weirdo. I admit it 😂😂😂. It looks so delicious.

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