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.


Fall Off the Bone Chicken

  • Author: KetoFitChallenge
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American



  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 whole small chicken 3 lbs to 4 lbs
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley


  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.

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