Fall Off the Bone Chicken


  • 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
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and thyme.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels, then season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the brown sugar mixture all over chicken.
  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Once heated, add oil, then chicken, breastside down.
  • 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.
  • Secure lid and set to Pressure Cook on High for 25 Minutes.
  • Allow Instant Pot to depressurize naturally, then remove lid and take out chicken. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve warm.
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