Instant Pot Pineapple Ginger Faux-tisserie Chicken {Freezer Friendly}

Instant Pot Pineapple Ginger Faux-tisserie Chicken {Freezer Friendly}

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 497kcal


  • 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • 1 cup puree pineapple or pineapple juice. I like to puree fresh pineapple but using a can is just fine. As is juice!
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons minced ginger I love the pre minced Ginger People brand
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water


  • Place the chicken in a gallon sized zip bag.
  • Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT cornstarch and water to the zip bag.
  • Label the bag, seal it, and place it the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • On cook day, place the thawed bag contents into your Instant Pot liner.
  • Use the manual/pressure cook button and set the time for 6 minutes per pound (unless it is frozen, then go 8 minutes per pound). I typically set Costco chickens to 20-25 minutes.
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Let the chicken naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure. I have done quick release and the chicken is cooked but the meat doesn’t come off the bone as easily. I have done full natural release and I can’t get it out of the pot as it all falls apart, so I have no landed on a 10 minute natural release method! But, in the end it is up to you and your preferences. Just make sure you bird is cooked to an internal temp of 165F.</span>
  • Once the pin drops on your lid, and it is safe to open your pot, remove the chicken and select the saute button.
  • Mix your cornstarch slurry in a small bowl (1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water) and then whisk it into the sauce in your liner. This will thicken your sauce to make it more like a glaze.
  • <span></span>If you like a crispier skin, put your chicken under an oven broiler or into an air fryer until desired crispiness is reached.
  • Slice chicken and drizzle the pineapple ginger sauce on top!


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 80g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g