Syn Free 20 Minute Whole Chicken | Slimming World
If you were lucky enough to grab yourself an Instant Pot during the Black Friday deals then why not try this Slimming World friendly Syn Free 20 Minute Whole Chicken.
Syns/chicken
Zero
Servings Prep Time
1chicken 10minutes
Cook Time20 – 25
minutes
Servings Prep Time
1chicken 10minutes
Cook Time20 – 25
minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken
For the Seasoning
For the Stock
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 Frylight, 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 (leave this out for SP), 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 Frylight, 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 (leave this out for SP), 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)