Instant Pot Lemon and Garlic Chicken Recipe

This pressure cooker chicken recipe is one of my family’s favorite weeknight meals! It’s a favorite Instant Pot recipe of mine because it allows me to get dinner on the table in just 25 minutes! This Instant Pot whole chicken comes out of the pressure cooker falling off the bone! It’s juicy and packed with lemon and garlic flavor.

Instant Pot fall off the bone lemon and garlic chicken! Cook a whole chicken in 25 minutes in your pressure cooker! Pressure cooker chicken is so quick & easy. Save this recipe!

One of my son’s is a very pick eater and this is at the top of his favorite dinner recipes list! It’s super easy to make too! This recipe is a family favorite, along with this Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops recipe! It only has 6 ingredients too! If you want to make this Instant Pot chicken recipe then here are the supplies you’ll need, order them NOW so you have them ready for this week’s meal plan!


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Pressure Cooker Chicken! Instant Pot fall off the bone lemon and garlic chicken! Cook a whole chicken in 25 minutes in your pressure cooker! Save this recipe!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe

Begin by rubbing Flavor God Lemon Garlic seasoning all over the outside of the chicken. We LOVE Flavor God seasonings because they have NO additives, are low in salt and are non-GMO! They are my go-to seasonings because they have TONS of different flavor combos!

Turn the Instant Pot on to “Saute” and add organic coconut oil. Heat until melted and add the chicken, breast side down and sear until browned. Then flip the chicken over and add organic chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic cloves and sprinkle chicken with parsley. I did not use the trivet when I cooked my chicken because I like it to sit in the broth and really soak up the flavors. It has not ever burned to the bottom of the pot by doing this. Do whichever way you wish, with or without the trivet will work!

Lock the pressure cooker lid and ensure the valve is turned to sealing. Now set the Instant Pot for manual 25 minutes on high. Once the pressure cooker finishes cooking let the pressure release naturally. This usually takes 15 minutes or so. I love this pressure cooker chicken recipe because I can put everything in the pot and walk away! No standing over a stove cooking.

Instant Pot fall off the bone lemon and garlic chicken! Cook a whole chicken in 25 minutes in your pressure cooker! Save this recipe! Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe!

Remove chicken from Instant Pot and let rest for 5 minutes before carving. I love serving my pressure cooker chicken in my favorite Rachel Ray casserole dish. It makes for a pretty presentation at dinner parties and wows the guests! Plus you can cut it right in the dish.

DON’T toss your remaining broth and bones! We will use this afterwards to make an amazing pressure cooker chicken stock! Save the broth and bones (just leave what’s in the pot there and save the bones after dinner). I’ll be sharing my Instant Pot chicken stock recipe in an upcoming post so be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter (top of the page) to get that recipe delivered to your inbox!

Print the Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe below!

Instant Pot Lemon and Garlic Chicken Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Delicious, fall-off-the-bone whole chicken that is bursting with lemon garlic flavor and done in just 25 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 4 lb whole chicken
  • Flavor God lemon garlic seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons parsley


  • Begin by rubbing the chicken with Flavor God lemon garlic seasoning. Be sure you have removed the giblets from inside the bird first!
  • Turn Instant Pot to "Saute" mode and add coconut oil. Once melted add chicken, breast side down and sear for a couple minutes until browned. Flip chicken over and add broth, lemon juice, garlic cloves and sprinkle parsley over chicken. *You may use the trivet or cook the chicken right in the broth for maximum flavor. With or without the trivet works.
  • Turn Instant Pot to "Manual" mode and set for 25 minutes on high. Be sure valve is set to "sealing". Once pressure cooker finishes cooking, allow to release pressure naturally.
  • Remove chicken from pressure cooker and let stand for 5 minutes before carving.

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  1. My family loves chicken and this will give me an excuse to use my pressure cooker. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I’v never heard of an instant pot, but I love the flavor combos in this. I’ll try it with your standard oven roasted chicken. 🙂

  3. It seems your timing is off. You have 5 mins prep + 25 mins cook = 30 mins. But you didn’t add in the 15 mins for the cooker to do its “natural release ” nor the 5 min resting time before slicing. So, start-to-ready to slice = about 50 mins.

  4. I love this recipe but cannot find an instant pot as large as yours to fit a whole chicken. Can you please let me know the brand or maker of your pot? I’d like to purchase the same one. Thank you!

  5. Can you add carrots, potatoes and celery to this? If so how would I do it? I just got a instant pot for Christmas and this looks easy to do!

    1. I think you could but I haven’t tried it so I’m not sure if they will come out too soft/hard. I’d have to try the times myself to perfect them. I’dd add the carrots and potatoes and celery whole to try and prevent them from getting too mushy. Alternatively, you can dice them all up and cook them after the chicken is done while you carve the chicken.

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