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This Instant Pot Chinese whole chicken is so good. It’s juicy, tender and very easy. Infusing the chicken with the flavour of these aromatic Chinese ingredients will leave you with a tender whole chicken and a killer gravy. Perfect each time.
The holidays are coming and they are definitely looking a little different this year. With COVID going on, a whole turkey may be a bit too much. And so, enter this whole chicken recipe, the perfect addition to your table! I love cooking with asian flavours so much and they’re always the star of my holiday meals. This year I decided to cook my whole chicken in the Instant Pot and seriously, game changer!
The thought of cooking a whole chicken can seem daunting. To be honest, I definitely wasn’t cooking full chickens very often before this recipe. By using the pressure cooker, preparing a whole chicken is no longer a fuss and is actually super consistent! The meat comes out crazy flavourful and so tender that the wings literally fall off the bones. All that was left was to work in some of that crispy roasted skin that we love.
I have found that it is often more economical to buy a full chicken than just chicken breasts, which has definitely made it easier to make this chicken more often. This recipe works great for special occasions but also for a big batch meal at the beginning of the week! That way you have lunches or dinner already taken care of. Yay for one less thing to worry about during a busy schedule!
The gravy is very simple to make and just as consistent as the chicken. You don’t need much to be able to enjoy it when serving with the chicken and sides. I especially love to pair it with steamed asian greens and rice stuffing. Drizzle with some of my favourite chili crisp and it is even better!
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