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Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken

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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 whole chicken 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


An easy whole chicken recipe in your pressure cooker. 


Units Scale
  • One whole fresh not frozen uncooked chicken 3 to 4 lb
  • juice of 2 lemons (roughly 1/4 cup)
  • quarter cup chicken stock
  • quarter cup honey (+ some for brushing onto the chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 cloves of garlic peeled and smashed
  • one quarter cup gochujang sauce
  • avocado oil


  1. First you start out with a 3 to 4 lb  whole chicken.
  2. Remove any packet of giblets if it’s included in the cavity of the chicken.  cut off any excess fat.
  3. In a bowl mixed together lemon juice chicken stock honey two tablespoons of salt whole peppercorns Thyme and garlic. 
  4. Place a chicken onto your crisping plate and add it to your pressure cooker.
  5. Put your lid on to the pressure cooker and make sure the pressure release valve is in the seal position.
  6. select pressure and set your pressure cooker to high set your time to 22 minutes and turn your pressure cooker on.
  7. When the pressure cooking is done allow the pressure to Natural release for 5 minutes after 5 minutes quick release the pressure by moving the pressure release valve to the vent position then remove the lid once pressure has been released.
  8. Inside of the pot recipe chicken with oil and season with more salt and pepper.
  9. Close the crisping lid and then are crisp your chicken at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
  10. You can keep cooking until you get the level of crispy nice you want up to an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes inside of the pot cooking is done when the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit
  12. Remove the chicken and serve. 


  • If your chicken is larger than 3 pounds, add 5 minutes of cooking time for each pound until temp reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • As an optional step, use the sear/saute function on your machine to reduce the liquids in your pot to make a delicious honey gochujang sauce for your chicken. 
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 9.5 g
  • Sodium: 185.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 51.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 165.7 mg

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