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Photo of a split chicken over baby potatoes and chopped carrots with garlic in an instant pot
Instant Pot Split Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Time to come to pressure
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This Instant Pot Split Chicken is made with a whole split chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, and garlic in a seasoned broth, and is quick and easy to make. 
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot chicken recipe, split chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 671 kcal
Author: Bernadette
  • 3 pound split whole chicken
  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 3 large carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • poultry seasoning
  1. Season the chicken, patted dry, liberally with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. 

  2. Using the saute function on the Instant Pot, melt butter. Add both pieces of the chicken, breast side down and cook for about 5 minutes until browned. If your chicken is larger than three pounds you will have to do this in two batches.
  3. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and set aside. Add two cups of chicken broth, one pound of baby potatoes that have been scrubbed clean ( I used Yukon gold), three large carrots that have been chopped, and four cloves of garlic.

  4.  Place the chicken back in the Instant Pot, seal the lids, press Manuel and set for 30 minutes. It might take up to 20 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
  5. The chicken should be falling off the bone after cooking. Ensure that it has reached 180 degrees with a meat thermometer before serving. 

  6. Save the strained liquid from the bottom of the pot, skimming the fat off before using or freezing. Use as chicken stock in any recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Split Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 671 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 788mg34%
Potassium 1064mg30%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 9950IU199%
Vitamin C 37.3mg45%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.