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Rotisserie Chicken (Instant Pot Vortex)

This moist and juicy rotisserie chicken has crispy and flavorful skin and is made in the Instant Pot Vortex.  It has flavors of thyme, rosemary, and lemon.

Instant Pot Vortex

The Instant Pot Vortex is Instant Pot's newest appliance on the market.  It has 7 built-in programs!  The Vortex air fries, roasts, broils, bakes, dehydrates, and reheats.  It also can be used as a rotisserie and I'm loving it!

The Instant Pot Vortex can hold a chicken up to 4 lbs - most likely anything bigger, it won't fit!

Truss the Chicken

If you want a moist and juicy chicken, don't skip this step!  Trussing the chicken also helps make sure that the chicken is evenly cooked through, and the legs and wings aren't overcooked. 

To do this, you will need kitchen twine.  Or, if in a pinch, you can use unwaxed and unflavored dental floss.  If you use something flavored, it will transfer to the chicken.

This recipe calls for rosemary sprigs and lemon slices.  You can either place these ingredients into the chicken's cavity or gently tuck them under the twine.

It's up to you how you want to do it - however you choose, make sure that the legs, wings, and cavity are tied fairly tight!

Faux rotisserie chicken on a serving plate in front of the Instant Pot Vortex.

Ingredients in Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Oven Setting

To make this rotisserie chicken in the Instant Pot Vortex, the settings are as follows:

  • Roast
  • 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of chicken)
  • 380°
  • Rotate

To make the chicken rotisserie-style, you will need to insert the rotisserie spit and the forks into the chicken and then connect the rotisserie spit into the oven.  It may sound a little intimidating but it is really simple to do! Don't push the limit for the size of the chicken! If the chicken is too large it will not be able to rotate on the rotisserie and will drag instead.

A whole chicken made in the Instant Pot Vortex with lemon and thyme.

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

Leftover rotisserie chicken can be used for salads, wraps, tacos, and even in a pot pie! Simply replace the uncooked chicken with the rotisserie chicken and voila! 

One of my favorite things to make with leftover rotisserie chicken is this Olive Garden Copycat for Chicken & Gnocchi soup!  It tastes just like Olive Garden and it's enough to feed a family!

📖 Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Rotisserie Chicken (Instant Pot Vortex)

Rotisserie Chicken (Instant Pot Vortex)

Moist and juicy rotisserie chicken with a crispy and flavorful skin made in the Instant Pot Vortex.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  1. Remove giblets from the chicken cavity and carefully loosen the skin starting at the neck.
  2. Combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Rub melted butter under the skin and pat the skin back into place.
  4. Truss the chicken ensuring the wings and legs are tied closely together and the cavity is closed up.
  5. Drizzle the chicken with the olive oil and rub it into the chicken.
  6. Rub the spice mixture onto the chicken's skin.
  7. Gently tuck lemon slices and sprigs of rosemary into the twine. You can also place these into the cavity.
  8. Using the rotisserie spit, push through the chicken and attach the rotisserie forks.
  9. If desired, place aluminum foil onto the drip pan. (It makes for easier clean-up!)
  10. Set the oven to Roast, 380°, Rotate, and set the time to 40 minutes.
  11. Press start.
  12. Once the oven says "Add Food," place the prepared chicken with rotisserie spit into the oven.
  13. Close the door.
  14. Wait 40 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 841Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 83g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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Friday 2nd of December 2022

I actually managed to get a 5.25 lb chicken in my Instant Pot vortex. I didn't have any major issues with the spot turning. I did cook it just a few minutes longer. I checked it with a digital meat thermometer, and it was perfect. Nice, evenly crisp skin. I will absolutely make this again.

Linda Lester

Friday 24th of April 2020

I tried the chicken but could not get tight enough it wouldn’t turn any rolate finder took off spit and put on rack it was good but need to have better instructions or a vilo


Friday 17th of July 2020

If it won’t rotate you need to reinsert the prongs as the chicken is off balance. To tighten the string an easy way is to wrap tightly around a couple of times before you tie it. Sometimes I can tighten right off but when I can’t I use this method.

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