20 Minute Whole Chicken

If you’ve got an electric pressure cooker then you should try this slimming friendly 20 Minute Whole Chicken – low in Points and calories!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb đź‘Ť

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It’s like a like a slow cooker/pressure cooker hybrid, and it’s probably one of our favourite, and most used kitchen gadgets. It makes cooking this 20 Minute Whole Chicken SO much easier. You can pick up an Instant Poton Amazon.

20 Minute Whole Chicken Recipe

The pressure cooker is a great way to cook a whole chicken, as you end up with a tender, juicy, bird, and an amazing stock to use as a base for a sauce or gravy.

20 Minute Whole Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

If you are going to use the stock don’t forget to either skim off any excess fat or even better, use a fat separator like this one from Amazon.

20 Minute Whole Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

This recipe will take around 30-35 minutes to prepare and cook in the pressure cooker compared with over an hour in the oven. Of course the cooking time will vary slightly, depending on the size of chicken you are using.

A small chicken will take 20 minutes.
A medium chicken will take 25 minutes.
A large chicken will take 30 minutes.

As always, double check the internal temperature of the chicken before serving. You can do this with a food and meat thermometer like this one from Amazon.

To get the full flavour you should loosen the skin from the breast and rub some of the seasoning between the skin and the meat. Don’t worry if this makes the chicken breast look a little dark, it will be fine when you have removed the skin after cooking.

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20 Minute Whole Chicken

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chicken 10 minutes 20 - 25 minutes

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Carbs

411kcal 20

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
In the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  1. Mix all the seasoning ingredients together, then rub all over the chicken. Lift the skin up on the breast and rub some seasoning between the skin and the breast
  2. Put left over lemon (after zesting and squeezing) in the cavity
  3. Put the Instant Pot into sauté, spray with some Low calorie cooking spray, then brown the chicken on all sides. A couple of minutes on each side should be enough to colour it
  4. Take the chicken out & turn off Instant Pot
  5. Add a bit of the stock to the pot, and make sure to scrape any bits that may be stuck to the bottom of the pot. If you don't do this the Instant Pot won't come to pressure
  6. Place the garlic, onion, potato, celery and carrots on the bottom - pour in the stock and lemon juice
  7. Place the chicken on top
  8. Put the lid on the Instant Pot with the valve set to sealing - cook on manual for 20 minutes for a small chicken, 25 minutes for a medium 30 minutes for a large
  9. Let the pressure release naturally (aka NPR) then take out the chicken and let rest for 5 minutes before taking the skin off
  10. If you wish to use the juice that comes from the chicken, make sure to skim off the fat or use a fat separator & blitz. Then use as a jus
In the Slow Cooker
  1. Mix all the seasoning ingredients together, then rub all over the chicken. Lift the skin up on the breast and rub some seasoning between the skin and the breast
  2. Put left over lemon (after zesting and squeezing) in the cavity
  3. Spray a frying pan with some Low calorie cooking spray, then brown the chicken on all sides. A couple of minutes on each side should be enough to colour it
  4. Take the chicken out & add a bit of the stock to the pot
  5. Place the garlic, onion, potato, celery and carrots on the bottom - pour in the stock and lemon juice
  6. Place the chicken on top
  7. Cook in the slow cooker on medium - high for 5-6 hours (check after 4-5 hours). The juices should run clear and the internal temperature should reach at least 75°C (165 °F)

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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6 Comments
  1. Hi, I’ve just ordered and Instant Pot and can’t wait to try this! Stupid question though; when you blitz at Step 10 do you blitz all the veg that was included please? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Aimee,

      Step 10 is advising that if you want to use the cooking juices, to skim off the fat and to blitz the remaining cooking juice for use as a jus – you can eat the veg separately!

      Hope that helps!

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