Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken is a quick and easy way to cook an entire chicken with the added bonus of creating low FODMAP chicken broth in the process.

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

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Who else is an Instant Pot convert? I first heard about the Instant Pot several years ago, but refused to buy one. I didn’t want another kitchen gadget that would likely just sit and collect dust.

That was my thought process … until I bought an Instant Pot. I invested in an Instant Pot earlier this year and now that I’ve gotten the hang of it (it can be a little intimidating at first), I love it and use it almost as much as my slow cooker.

Although I enjoy the simplicity of being able to create complete meals, like my Low FODMAP Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore, in the Instant Pot, I really like being able to save time on cooking more basic items that can be used throughout the week like hard-boiled eggs or today’s Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken.

Whole chickens tend to be more affordable than chicken breasts or even chicken thighs. And, I like that leftover chicken can be used in a variety of dishes. Prior to my Instant Pot purchase, I had been making my Low FODMAP Lemon Roasted Chicken on a regular basis. Recently, I’ve converted to this recipe because there’s the added bonus of a little bit of low FODMAP chicken broth being created in the process!

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Serving Suggestions

More often than not, I will serve this chicken with simple sides like:

  • Steamed green beans – A low FODMAP serving is 12 beans or 86 grams.
  • Steamed broccoli – A low FODMAP serving is 1 cup or 90 grams
  • Baked potato – A low FODMAP serving is 1 medium or 122 grams.
  • Sweet potato – A low FODMAP serving is 1/2 cup or 70 grams.
Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Low FODMAP Instant Pot Whole Chicken is a quick and easy way to cook an entire chicken with the added bonus of creating low FODMAP chicken broth in the process.


  • 2 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 (4 lb.) whole chicken
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 Tbsp. olive oil, paprika, thyme, and salt. Rub seasoning all over outside of chicken.
  2. Press “Saute” setting on Instant Pot. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Once hot, add chicken, breast side down and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip chicken and add water. Place lid on top of Instant Pot and secure. Set vent to “Sealing”.
  4. Select the “Meat” setting on the Instant Pot. Adjust time to 25 minutes on “High Pressure” and cook. After cooking, let the pressure naturally release. Remove lid.
  5. Remove chicken, let sit for 5 minutes and carve. Serve warm.

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I'm a foodie and dietitian living with IBS who loves creating easy and delicious low FODMAP recipes for you (and me)! I've been trained on the use of the low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University and create my recipes based on their (green) low FODMAP serving sizes.


  1. We just made this recipe tonight and it was a hit! The chicken turned out moist and tender. We spooned some broth from the pot over our rice and veggies for a wonderful flavor. I didn’t have garlic infused oil so I used a clove of diced garlic (my hubby doesn’t have a problem digesting garlic). I’d say this method is better than roasting in the oven because the chicken is so tender, you get broth to use immediately, and you can save the bones for more broth later. I’m going to use the leftover broth from this recipe to make your lemon chicken recipe later this week. 🙂

  2. This seems so simple, and it’s awesome that you get chicken stock from it as well. I love using my pressure cooker, (we don’t have the instant pot here in Australia) which I just used tonight to make Mediterranean lamb shanks. I can see myself making this on the weekend. Awesome to have the easy low FODMAP recipes from your site. Thank you 🙂

    1. Thank you, Carly! I LOVE simple and easy-to-make food … most of the time! 🙂 Your Mediterranean lamb shanks sound amazing!! I wish lamb was more readily accessible where I live in the US. Anyways, please let us know if you give this recipe a go in your pressure cooker!

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