Cooking a rotisserie chicken in the Instant Pot is the easiest and quickest way to cook a whole chicken. You will have tender and juicy chicken that you can serve as is, or make an amazing chicken dinner recipe.
Prepare the whole chicken by removing the giblets and neck from the inside of the chicken cavity. Pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels.
In a small bowl mix together the 2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon onion powder.
Sprinkle ⅓ of the seasoning mix in the inside cavity of the chicken. Place as much of the cut onion and lemon as you can inside the bird.
Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mix on the outside of the bird.
Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot.Place the metal trivet in the pot.Put the chicken BREAST SIDE UP in the pot.
You will cook the chicken on pressure mode/high for 6 MINUTES PER POUND.(ie. my chicken was 5 lbs. so I set the cook time for 30 minutes)
Do a 15 minute natural pressure release at the end of the cook time and then quick release any remaining pressure. Make sure your chicken has reached 165 degrees!
Remove the chicken from the pot by using the trivet - be careful the handles of the trivet may be hot.Let the chicken rest 5-10 minutes for the juices to redistribute before cutting or serving.
BROWNING THE ROTISSERIE CHICKENIf you want to serve your rotisserie chicken whole you will want to brown/crisp the skin. Once it comes out of the IP place on a sheet pan and lightly brush with olive oil or melted butter. Set under the broiler for about 3 minutes until the skin is golden.Watch it closely so it doesn't burn