Instant Dutch Oven - Family Chicken Dinner


  • 3-4 lbs whole chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 1 lbs carrots
  • 4 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • half of a lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Select SEAR/SAUTE and set the time to 30 minutes. Press START.
  • When preheating has completed, add 1 tbsp of oil into the cooking vessel. Place chicken breast side down in the pot and sear until browned for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken breast side up and brown the second side for 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, shallots and ½ tsp salt. Cook until vegetables start to develop browning, and onion start to soften. Stir occasionally for about 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and thyme sprigs and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth and bay leaf. Stir well scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Press CANCEL.
  • Place chicken, breast side up, on top of the vegetables and add the juices from the plate the chicken was resting on.
  • Place lid on. Select MANUAL MODE 2 – 350F and set time to 60 MINUTES. Press START.
  • After cooking has completed, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken breast has reached to 165F.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • In the cooking vessel, discard the bay leaf and remove the thyme stems. Skim any fat from the surface of the liquid in the pot.
  • Select SEAR/SAUTE and set the time to 20 minutes. Press START. Simmer and reduce the liquid for about 5 minutes, until thickened.
  • Press CANCEL.
  • Whisk in butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into gravy boat for serving.
  • Sprinkle parsley over the vegetables, carve the chicken and serve with lemon gravy.
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