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DIY: Instant Pot Chicken

BY Regan Hewitt


  • 3 pounds whole chicken (will need butcher’s twine to secure legs)
  • 2 tablespoons Bazaar’s Garlic Olive Oil (divided) 
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste 
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into quarters 
  • 5 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled & left whole 
  • Southwest Seasoning (recipe below)  OR, two tablespoons of your favorite seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken stock/broth or water 

Southwest Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil 

If you’ve been intimidated by pressure cookers in the past, let Bazaar help you learn how to use an Instant Pot®! This chicken recipe from Bazaar is a simple and delicious way to get started using your own Instant Pot®. Enjoy!

  1. Rub chicken with one tablespoon of Bazaar’s Garlic Olive Oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. 
  2. Place the onion quarters and garlic cloves inside the chicken. Use butcher’s twine to secure the legs. 
  3. Turn on the Instant Pot® and press the Saute button. 
  4. Add the remaining Bazaar’s Garlic Olive Oil to the Instant Pot®. When hot, add the chicken and sear both sides, about four minutes per side. 
  5. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot® and set aside on a plate. Place the Instant Pot® trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot® and add chicken stock.
  6. Sprinkle seasoning mix over the entire chicken, rubbing it in and spreading it around to cover the entire chicken. 
  7. Place the chicken with the breast side-up on top of the trivet and secure the Instant Pot® lid. Make sure the lid is in the “Sealing” position. 
  8. Turn the Instant Pot® to “Manual” and set a timer for 25 minutes. 
  9. When the timer beeps, allow the Instant Pot® to release naturally for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, quick-release the rest of the pressure and remove the chicken. 
  10. Allow chicken to rest 5-10 minutes before serving. 

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Bazaar Olive Oil

88 N. Main Street

Collierville, TN 38017


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