Roasted chicken is one of my diet staples: it’s so delicious and so versatile!  It’s also healthy and filling.  This Whole30 Whole Chicken was made in a pressure cooker and came together much more quickly than a traditional roasted chicken.  It’s bursting with warm and hearty flavors and is super simple to make.  I’ve included step by step instructions that are foolproof!  This whole chicken would make the best meal prep.  Make this on a Sunday and eat it throughout the week!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1+ hour
Course: Lunch, Dinner
Servings: 8



1 whole chicken (mine was 7lbs)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 an onion


Pay chicken dry with paper towel and remove giblets from inside of chicken.  Combine spices and 2 TBL olive oil in a small bowl.

Gently rub half of the spice and olive oil mixture under chicken skin (careful not to break).

Turn on Instant Pot or pressure cooker to sauté mode and add remaining olive oil.  Sear both sides of the chicken 4-5 minutes.

Once seared on both sides, remove chicken and turn Instant Pot to pressure cook.  Place the 1/2 onion in the cavity of the chicken and rub remaining spices and oil mixture over chicken.

Add chicken broth to the Instant Pot and place trivet inside.  Place chicken carefully on trivet.

Pressure cook chicken for 6 minutes per pound (I did 42 minutes).  Let pressure release naturally.