instant pot frozen whole chicken
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Pressure Cooker Frozen Whole Chicken

This is how to cook a pressure cooker frozen whole chicken! From rock hard frozen to tender and juicy in 1 hour you'll always be able to get dinner done. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and dumplings, frozen, instant pot, pressure cooker, whole
Servings: 6
Calories: 9kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Pour chicken broth or water into your pressure cooker followed by your sliced onions.
  • Place your trivet on top of that (if it rests on the onions that is okay).
  • Unwrap your frozen chicken and place it on top of your trivet.
  • Close your lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release steam for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove chicken (it will want to fall apart), and put it into an 8x8 dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with seasoning salt, and/or whatever you usually add on top of your whole chicken when you bake it.
  • Turn your broiler on and put your chicken in for 3-4 minutes or until skin crisps up as much as you'd like.
  • Serve!! (we love shredding it from there and making soft chicken tacos)



Serving: 3oz | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 58mg | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg