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Instant Pot Roasted Chicken with Lavender and Thyme is a fool-proof, easy way to make fall-off-the-bone chicken roasted chicken in under half the time of the conventional oven. #instantpot #roastedchicken

Instant Pot Roasted Chicken

Juicy and flavorful roasted chicken in about half the time (or less) in the Instant Pot!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried lavender
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ~5 lb whole chicken (gizzards removed)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, thyme, lavender, and salt. Stir together. 

  2. Using your hands, spread the oil mixture underneath the skin of the chicken breast, thighs, and legs (if you can). Pour a little inside the cavity of the chicken, and then rub the rest on the outside of the skin. 

  3. Place the trivet inside your Instant Pot, and place the chicken, breast side up, on the trivet. Close the pot, close the valve to the "sealing" position, and cook on manual mode (high pressure) for 25 minutes (note, time may be slightly more or less depending on the exact size of your bird. This time is for a 5 lb chicken).

  4. When the timer goes off, allow the pot to do natural pressure release (meaning do NOT open the valve), which takes about 15 minutes. 

  5. Remove the chicken carefully from the pot (it will fall apart). If you would like to get a brown, crispy skin, place the whole chicken or chicken pieces on a sheet pan, and broil in the oven until the skin is browned (5-7 minutes). 

  6. Cut the chicken and serve. 

Recipe Notes

You can substitute a number of different herbs and spices for the lavender and thyme. Here are some ideas: herbs de Provence, basil and oregano, parsley and lemon zest, sage...the list goes on and on! Get creative.