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Instant Pot Spatchcock Chicken with Mustard Crust

Instant Pot Spatchcock Chicken with Mustard Crust cooks quickly and evenly, giving you juicy and succulent meat. The sauce that imparts all the flavor to the crust is very simple to make. It consists of mustard, garlic, soy sauce, white wine and herbs. This easy chicken recipe will be one of the best Instant Pot chickens on your table!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken and Rice, spatchcock chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 675kcal
Author Olya


Mustard Crust:



  • Mix the Mustard Crust Ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut along both sides the backbone of the chicken to split it open and remove the backbone. Spread and press on the chicken with your hands to flatten it. Cut along the keel bone enough to separate from the breast. Running your index finger down each side will make it possible to remove the keel bone completely.
  • Place chicken in a bowl large enough to rest flat. Salt and pepper both the underside and the skin side of the chicken. Pour crust mixture over the chicken making sure both sides are coated well.
  • Turn on your Instant Pot to Sauté and set time for 8 minutes. Add the olive oil to your Instant Pot to coat the bottom of pan. When heated put the chicken in SKIN SIDE DOWN. It should begin to sizzle and brown the skin. Sauté for 7-8 minutes, moving the chicken ¼ turn about half way through to keep it from burning.
  • When sauté function turns off remove the chicken to a plate and deglaze the pan with the white wine being sure to scrape all browned bits off the bottom. Add the warm chicken broth.
  • Place the chicken SKIN SIDE UP on the trivet and place into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid ensuring the steam release valve is set to Sealing.
  • Pressure cook on high for 25 minutes.
  • Allow to Naturally Release pressure for 10 minutes before doing a quick release of the remaining pressure.
  • Reserve the pan liquid to use as topping for the chicken or fluffy mashed potatoes.


Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 562mg | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.9mg