Instant Pot Beer Can Chicken


1 Whole Chicken
4-6 slices of butter 1/8 inch thick
1 Onion chopped
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 Tbsp Flavor God Garlic Lovers (or Garlic Powder, I like to use granulated garlic too)
1/2 tsp Onion Powder or Dehydrated Onions
1 tsp Paprika
2/3 tsp Salt
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (double it up for a sweeter bird)
1 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp HOT water


Mix rub ingredients
Remove chicken parts and wash and dry the bird
Massage the rub all over the bird including under the skin of the breasts and through a small slit in the skin for the legs and thighs
Chop 1 Onion
Rub 1 Tbsp of olive oil into the cold instant pot
Add 2/3 of chicken broth to the instant pot saving the rest of the broth in the can, peel the paper off the can and remove the can lid
Add ~2 Tbsp of the rub and a handful of chopped onion to the 1/3 full can of broth
Add the rest of the onion to the instant pot
Carefully slide the chicken onto the chicken broth can with the rub and onion, it’s a tight fit
Slide butter slices under skin of breasts and thighs
Place Chicken with the can into the pot with the bird standing up
lightly oil the underside of the instant pot lid, the chicken will probably hit the lid
Put on the instant pot lid, Seal the pressure release valve, and pressure cook your bird for 6 minutes per pound (a 3 pound bird is 18 minutes)
Natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then release pressure valve
Remove the lid and carefully remove the bird with tongs and a spatula and place on a plate
It will be very delicate and may fall apart; but no worries, the chicken is AMAZING, the bones and cartilage have been cooked down also so a chicken that falls apart is a good thing
Let the bird rest for about 5 – 8 minutes and then carve and debone
Preheat your air fryer or broiler to 400 degrees for 5 minutes
Oil the air fryer basket and place the chicken pieces in the air fryer basket skin side up
Air fry or broil at 400 for 5 – 10 minutes or until the skin is toasty
Remove your chicken and serve it up with rice, potatoes, broccoli, green beans, and/or a salad

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