How Long to Cook a Whole Chicken in an Instant Pot
The cook time for a whole chicken in an Instant Pot varies depending on the size of your chicken. You should cook it for 6 minutes per pound and then let it naturally release for at least 20 minutes for a perfectly cooked chicken.
- 3-pound chicken: 18 minutes on high pressure
- 4-pound chicken: 24 minutes on high pressure
- 5-pound chicken: 30 minutes on high pressure
A whole chicken cooked in an Instant Pot is a great weeknight meal, and this cooking method is the fastest way to cook a chicken.