Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken. Delicious whole chicken cooked in the Instant Pot. It is fast. It is easy. It uses just 2 ingredients and best of all it is much cheaper than buying a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. Try this quick Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken recipe and you won’t want to go back to buying them again!
It is Tuesday again and I am back with another leftover Tuesday recipe, showing you how I can make things from what I already have in. In fact, this Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken recipe uses just 2 ingredients.
The Ingredients Are:
- 1 Whole Chicken
- 1 BBQ Rub
Plus of course my 6 litre Instant Pot Pressure Cooker!
What I do when I am grocery shopping is I shop savvy. I will always buy things that are half price, on buy one get one free, or offer a percentage back onto my loyalty card. I will bulk buy monthly to save money and have a collection of frozen chickens that would be enough to start a chicken restaurant with!
Last week they had chickens on at half price, as well as this there was a deal to get 10% back on your grocery shopping. Clearly it would be a crime to buy any less than 4 whole chickens, so I had 4 1 kilo (2.2 pound) chickens sat in the freezer waiting to be turned into delicious Instant Pot Rotisserie Chickens.
Normally on a Tuesday it is all about using up leftover vegetables or dairy that needs using up before Wednesday grocery shopping. But I didn’t really have anything that this applied to today.
I found that the vegetables we had in was going to last until next week and all I wanted was a rotisserie chicken, something I don’t buy anymore and had a craving for. We also had a huge amount of other food in and it was going to be a great grocery shop tomorrow, as I just knew that we could do all our grocery shopping for just 16€/$20.
I planned my Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken the night before and got it out on Monday night. When you cook a rotisserie chicken in the Instant Pot you want one that is tender and moist and to get it like this the best thing to do is marinade it overnight (brine it).
Plus, I find that if you brine your Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken the night before, that is as authentic to a Costco rotisserie chicken that you can get. The rotisserie chickens sold at Cosco in Vermont are put in 5 gallon buckets and then use foil covered bricks to keep them from floating. Then they are transported overnight from Washington to Vermont.
Compare this to making your own Instant Pot rotisserie chicken. You can place them into a freezer bag that submerges them, us a lot less water, not pay the big rotisserie chicken mark up prices and just pour in 1 seasoning rather than several.
Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken is priced as follows:
- Whole Chicken = 1,75€
- BBQ Rub = 1,00€
- Total Cost = 2,75€
- Per Serving = 0,55€
This is fantastic. It is 2 ingredients which I like a LOT. I hate the fact that when you use recipes with 5 ingredients or less, that they are really processed and terribly unhealthy. Think those Crockpot recipes that suggest you add cans of coke with cans of soup and a chicken breast. So bad for you, but this is the opposite!
When we had our Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken we had it on a Tuesday night as a family of 5. We had it with a little avocado we had leftover and it was a very cheap meal for the 5 of us. Including the sliced avocado, it worked out at 0,75€ per person. Or in USD this is JUST $0.92.
More Chicken Recipes In The Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe
- How To Cook A Whole Chicken In Your Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Super Simple Chicken Broth
- Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Instant Pot Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
- Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta Broth
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Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
- Place your chicken inside a zip loc style freezer bag. Choose one that will just fit your chicken in as this will reduce in your brine waste.
- Fill it with cold water until its nearly at the point of overfilling and so that your chicken will remain submerged.
- Add the seasoning.
- Zip it up and give it a really good shake.
- Place it in the fridge for the night.
- Place 1 cups worth of the chicken brine into the bottom of the Instant Pot. This will then become its stock.
- Drain the chicken and remove its giblets.
- Add the steamer shelf (trivet) and place the whole chicken on top of it, breast facing up.
- Rub the chicken with the BBQ chicken rub until you can’t see any of the chicken skin without rub on it.
- 10. Place the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the valve to sealing and cook for 22 minutes on manual.
- 11. Use QPR (quick pressure release) and serve.
We first did our Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken for 25 minutes and felt it was too long, so the next time around we did it for 22 minutes and it was perfect. I keep my freezer bag resting on either a large pan or a large mixing bowl.
It keeps it secure especially if you have teens that are always poking around for food in the fridge! The BBQ rub comes in 1.25oz/35g. This is enough for 4 Instant Pot Rotisserie Chickens. If you use a quarter and 1 lot is used for the brine and the other lot is used for the chicken rub. You can brine your rotisserie chicken from fresh or frozen.
We did ours from frozen. This makes it harder to get the giblets out, so we removed the giblets after brining, but you can do it during either. I also added some extra dried oregano to the rub that I added to the skin of the chicken. Kyle and I love extra oregano on our food, but Dominic said he preferred it without. I will let you be the judge of that!
We have found the best place to source whole chicken to make Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.
Where To Source Your Whole Chicken To Make Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken:
FODMAP Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Many of you are probably wondering what the FODMAP is and what that has got to do with this recipe. Well basically the FODMAP is aimed at helping those with IBS or those that suffer with a lot of bloating or even those that suffer from food intolerances.
Many people follow Paleo and the Whole30 for this reason and if you want something in between that is not all out like the Whole30 then the FODMAP is an excellent backup plan.
I know Dominic used to suffer from IBS really badly. He would suffer a lot of pain and discomfort and in the end, we found that a 75% cut of processed foods and certain herbs solved the problem. Now he only gets it when he eats one of these herbs by accident in a meal when we are eating out.
Here is an infographic that outlines it better:
FODMAP Rotisserie Chicken BBQ Seasoning
Don’t you just hate it when you do a marinade and it takes forever to weigh out all the ingredients? Imagine just adding one seasoning to a bag to brine and then one seasoning on the meat for its BBQ crust? Well it really is that simple with this BBQ rub from Casa De Sante.
Here are 10 reasons to buy the BBQ Rub:
- Full of flavour
- A little goes a long way
- Gluten Free
- No GMOs
- Contains nothing artificial
- Good for the Paleo diet
- Low FODMAP for people with IBS
- Contains no garlic or onion
- Not overly salty
- Great value
Our verdict – I love the value of Casa de Sante’s Onion & Garlic Substitute BBQ Rub. You get a resealable foil bag that contains 1.25 ounces. A little of this mix goes a long way, so you won’t use the bag up in a hurry. The foil keeps it fresh for weeks, if not months.
There are only eight ingredients:
- Turbinado sugar
- Smoked sweet paprika
- Black pepper
The mix does not contain onion or garlic, but the asafoetida creates that flavour, so you don’t find the seasoning lacking in any way. If you’re not familiar with asafoetida or hing, it’s taken from the root sap of an herb that is a variety of giant fennel. The light garlicky flavour makes it an ideal substitute for onions and garlic.
Many spice mixes that contain salt taste too salty. This BBQ rub wasn’t overly salty. There was the hint of salt, but it didn’t overpower the rest of the spices and herbs. It’s simply delicious.
Overall – Finding a BBQ seasoning that doesn’t contain common allergens like garlic and onion is difficult. Casa de Sante eliminates that hassle with an affordable, delicious BBQ rub. It’s a simple mix containing only eight ingredients that is so versatile. Use it on seafood, poultry, beef, pork, and vegetables. The turbinado sugar creates a delicious caramelised flavour while the black pepper and cayenne create the right amount of spicy heat. It’s a great mix at a great price.
Best Feature – As you can see from the image below it really does go a long, long way. This is a quarter of a pack that I used to make my Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken. This is for both brining it and for the rub for when cooking it.
BUY The BBQ Rub
If you would like to buy the Casa De Sante BBQ Rub (the same one we have) or explore the rest of their range then you can do so by clicking on the banner below:
Plus, a HUGE thank you to Casa De Sante for giving us the opportunity to recipe test their BBQ rub. You can also connect with Casa De Sante on Facebook & Pinterest. You can also buy the product on Amazon by clicking here!