Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Gravy – the most amazingly tender and juicy whole chicken you will ever make with a perfect flavoursome gravy.
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories 134.1 | Total Fat 4.6 g | Saturated Fat 2.5 g | Cholesterol 74.2 mg | Sodium 249.0 mg | Potassium 335.3 mg | Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g | Dietary Fiber 2.2 g | Sugars 3.0 g | Protein 10.3 g
To Make this Recipe You need The following ingredients:
1 whole chicken (approx 4 lbs/1.8kg)
1 large onion, chopped
1 leek, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of paprika
1.5 tsp of fine sea salt
1 tsp of dried thyme
1/2 tsp of onion powder
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1.75 cups (420ml) of chicken stock
cooking oil spray (I used avocado)
Set the instant pot to sauté mode and spray the pan with cooking oil spray.
Once it displays hot, add the onion, garlic and leek and sauté for a few minutes until translucent.
Add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and 3/4 cup (180ml) of chicken stock and mix to combine.
Turn off instant pot.
Mix the paprika, salt, thyme, onion powder, and black pepper together and rub all over the chicken.
Place the chicken directly on top of the vegetables, breast side down.
Add lid, close valve (if not self sealing) and set to 25 mins manual high pressure.
Once cooked, allow the pressure to release naturally, then carefully remove the chicken and allow to rest for about 15 mins before removing the skin/fat and shredding the meat off the carcass.
Drain the juices from the vegetables and use a fat separator jug to remove the fat (or If cooking the chicken the day before, you can skip the fat separator jug part, and add the juices, vegetables and 1 cup of stock to a bowl, place in the fridge and then the fat will have set on top and the next day you can skim it all off with a spoon.)
Add the vegetables, meat juices (with fat separated) and the remaining cup of stock to a blender and blend till smooth.
Add to a pan and heat to reduce down and thicken.
Serve the chicken and gravy with your choice of sides and enjoy!.