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Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken

Instant Pot Rotisserie Turmeric Chicken is a perfectly moist and tender whole body chicken recipe that comes out just like rotisserie chicken, but is prepared in your pressure cooker! You’ll put this easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe on repeat!

Rotisserie chicken is arguably my favorite form of chicken in existence. Moist, tender, fall-off-the-bone meat brings me unparalleled satisfaction. Because I don’t have a rotisserie setup, I historically relied on store-bought rotisserie chicken. Always a great option, but I do enjoy keeping food homemade whenever possible. 

WELL, I discovered it is possible to make rotisserie-style chicken in your Instant Pot (or pressure cooker), which has flipped my world upside down.

From start-to-finish, Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken takes about an hour on the dot! 

I season the chicken with turmeric, onion powder and garlic powder for a super flavorful anti-inflammatory meal. Remember you can always mix up your seasonings to your heart’s delight!

For you meal preppers, making Instant Pot chicken recipes for lunch or dinner throughout the week is a brilliant idea. Or, if you have a large family, everyone is sure to love this mouth-watering chicken!

All we do to prepare the recipe is make a slurry (oil + salt + seasoning for flavor) and rub it all over a whole body chicken prior to pressure cooking it. Minimal prep…minimal ingredients…hardly any effort…EPIC WIN!

Let’s whip up Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken!

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken in the Instant Pot:

Combine the oil, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, minced onion, oregano, garlic powder, and sea salt (and/or your favorite seasonings) in a small bowl and stir well to combine.

Rinse the whole chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.

Plug in your Instant Pot, insert the wire rack, and pour in 2 cups of apple cider, chicken broth or beef broth.

Pour the spice slurry over the chicken and rub it all over the chicken with your hands. Transfer the chicken to your instant pot.

Secure the lid of your Instant Pot and press the Manual button. Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes per pound. My chicken was about 4.5 pounds, so I went with 30 minutes. Keep the vent to the sealed position.

Allow Instant Pot to go into its Keep Warm mode for 20 minutes after it runs its course. Release any remaining pressure using the release valve.

Open the Instant Pot and allow steam to dissipate for a few minutes.

Use tongs to remove the turmeric chicken from the Instant Pot – note, the chicken will be so tender that the meat will likely pull away from the bone. This is normal (and ideal)! For this reason, it is easiest to lift the wire rack/ trivet below the chicken out rather than trying to remove the chicken itself.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • For Low-FODMAP, omit the onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Use broth instead of apple cider
  • Swap out any of the seasonings for your favorite seasonings. Consider ground cumin, chili powder, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, dried parsley, rosemary, etc.
  • Replace the avocado oil with algae oil or olive oil.

Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Suggested Side Dishes: 

Moist meat is the spice of life!

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How to Make Rotisserie Chicken in the Instant Pot - a quick and easy recipe for mouth-watering tender chicken | TheRoastedRoot.net

Instant Pot Turmeric Rotisserie Chicken

Yield: 1 whole chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

How to make tender rotisserie style chicken in your pressure cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the oil, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, minced onion, oregano, garlic powder, and sea salt in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Rinse the whole chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  3. Plug in your Instant Pot, insert the wire rack, and pour in 2 cups of apple cider, chicken broth or beef broth.
  4. Pour the spice slurry over the chicken and rub it all over the chicken with your hands. Transfer the chicken to your instant pot.
  5. Secure the lid of your Instant Pot and press the Manual button. Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes per pound (about 30 minutes for a 4.5-pound chicken). Keep the vent to the sealed position.
  6. Allow Instant Pot to go into its Keep Warm mode for 20 minutes after it runs its course. Release any remaining pressure using the release valve. Open the Instant Pot and allow steam to dissipate for a few minutes.
  7. Use tongs to remove the chicken from the Instant Pot - note, the chicken will be so tender that the meat will likely pull away from the bone. This is normal (and ideal)! For this reason, it is easiest to lift the wire rack/ trivet below the chicken out rather than trying to remove the chicken itself.

Notes

  • For Low-FODMAP, omit the onion powder and garlic powder.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 23gUnsaturated Fat: 0gProtein: 28g
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Carolyn

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Made this tonite - didn't taste like the typical "rotisserie" style chicken and was way too tart with all of that ACV. Next time, I would leave out the ACV and just use chicken broth.

Not sure what gives it the "rotisserie" taste, but mine didn't have that at all.

Zora

Friday 14th of August 2020

Actually the recipe calls for apple cider (as in the juice/beverage), not apple cider vinegar- I think that's where this went wrong for you. I can imagine that 2 cups of vinegar would really throw off the flavor! :)

It's super delicious if you make it as written, you should give it another chance!

Brian

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

I added Gochujang and some Takii umami powder for a little kick.

Julia

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Ooh, that sounds amazing! Thanks for letting me know, Brian!

Issy

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Tried this last night and this is my new favorite way to make chicken! I used 1 cup of broth, 1/4 apple cider vinegar and 3/4 water as I didn't have enough of either, and it was great. This recipe is so simple and guaranteed to make a tasty chicken. It was definitely fall off the bone tender and finger licking good!!

Julia

Friday 3rd of April 2020

I'm so happy you like it, Issy! After I learned how to make whole chicken in the pressure cooker, it's my go-to method...I hardly make chicken any other way now :D Thanks for the sweet note! xoxo

anna

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Nice, thank you. I use the silicone trivet with heat-resistant handles and it's so much better than the metal trivet that came with the instant pot. I got it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aOQbhP

Julia

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Great tool! Thanks for sharing, Anna!

Sabrina

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

interesting about rotisserie flavor from an instant pot, rotisseries are such a pain to clean that it might be worth instant pot just for this because I really like the flavor too, thank you for the recipe too, like the tumeric flavoring!

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