Fall Off the Bone Chicken
We’re not being dramatic with the name the chicken quite literally falls off the bone. It’s not the prettiest bird we’ve ever made, but it’s one of the best.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
70minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
70minutes 10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1tbsp chili powder
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 whole small chicken3 lbs to 4 lbs
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2tbsp freshly chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and thyme.
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, then season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the brown sugar mixture all over chicken.
  3. Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Once heated, add oil, then chicken, breastside down.
  4. Sear chicken until skin is crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Use very large tongs to flip chicken, then pour broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  5. Secure lid and set to Pressure Cook on High for 25 minutes.
  6. Allow Instant Pot to depressurize naturally, then remove lid and take out chicken. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.