Instant Pot Vortex Plus Rotisserie Chicken

Ta Da!!! My Delicious Rotisserie Roast Chicken

I have always disliked making a whole Chicken. Despite my best friend telling me it’s the easiest thing she does in her home, I still don’t like making it. But the few times that I have made a whole Chicken, I have done it using our oven and I always either undercook or overcook the chicken to death 😀

But it was so easy to use my Vortex Plus to do this that I am pretty certain that this is going to start being a Regular in our household. And for whatever reason, Vortex Plus just makes me feel like a little girl who just got an Easy Bake Oven toy as a present LOL.

I must have somewhat feel intimidated about using it cos hubby got this for me as a Christmas gift and while I have used it to make Chicken Wings (which are fabulous by the way) and cookies, I haven’t touched the Rotisserie function at all.

Well, let me assure you that my initial fear is definitely unwarranted. The rotisserie function is so easy peasy to use. If a Lazy Mommy like me can use it and succeed on her first try, so can you 😀

This Bad Ass Vortex Plus is definitely not going anywhere!!! I love it! 🙂

When I have the time, I would make my own seasoning for the chicken but a mom’s gonna do what she’s gonna do and sometimes, there just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done – well, not for me anyway cos you know, Netflix is important too for my sanity LOL…so ermmmm definitely no shame in using shortcuts lol

So a few lazy mommy tips for this recipe. To save time, I use onion soup mix as my dry rub for the chicken. Also, I know every recipe always calls for adding the food after the oven has been pre-heated but honestly, I don’t find it such a significant difference for some dishes so I just skip that part and just add the food. For the Vortex Plus, the 40 mins only starts after it’s been pre-heated anyway. Another thing – if you are concerned about if the chicken is fully cooked, temp of fully cooked chicken breast is 165 and cooked thigh meat should be 185. But 40 mins definitely did it for my 3 pound chicken. It was cooked fully but also super moist.

Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken (must be Under 4 Pounds. I used a 3 pound bird)
  • 1 Packet of Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • Dash of white pepper
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the onion soup mix with the melted butter
  2. Pat the chicken dry & make sure the cavity of chicken is clean. Remove any gizzards & tie the chicken with kitchen string. I was lazy and just bought a chicken that was already tied up.
  3. Rub the onion soup mix seasoning all around the whole chicken, including the cavity
  4. Everyone does it differently. For me, I find it easier to insert the left rotisserie fork to the rotisserie rod first. Then I insert the rod through the chicken cavity. Lastly, I insert the right fork to the rod and Ta Da! It is now ready to go into the Vortex Plus (dun be intimidated by my written instructions. Just watch the video. I promise you the video shows how i do it and it’s actually quite easy)
  5. Some users wait till the Vortex Plus is pre-heated before adding the chicken. I honestly just add the chicken right in, close the door before I start pre-heating the Vortex Plus. I find no significant difference in it but you do what you prefer 😀
  6. 40 minutes at 375 F and I eagerly remove my chicken. Yum!
  7. To ensure you get a super moist chicken, rest the chicken for 10 minutes. This is important.
  8. Enjoy! 😀

Enjoy the video & let me know how it turns out for you or share with me your favorite Roast Chicken recipe!

All I know is that my son, my hubby & grandpa all gave this Roast Chicken the Thumbs Up! 😎 😎 😎 That make this Lazy Mommy soooo very happy

Baking with Toddler Tips

I remembered the 1st time I got Ryan in the kitchen with me. He was 21 months old, 3 months shy of turning into a big 2 year old boy.

We baked an upside down pineapple cake that day. Let’s just say I learnt a lot that day lol. IT WAS A MESS.

Lessons Learnt that day:

  • Place him nearer to the sink for ease of washing hands & cleaning up
  • Because he was only 21 months and liked to put everything in his mouth, find ingredient substitutes. For example, use applesauce as substitute for oil & bananas as substitute for egg.
  • I love baking from scratch but seriously, using a cake mix from time to time just makes your life easier..
  • The toddler might eat most of the ingredients so be prepared to have a bit more ingredients than the recipe calls for.
  • Prep all the ingredients….every single one of them be it a tsp salt or shredded zucchini or the exact flour measurement
  • Place all ingredients in a kid friendly big bowl so it’s easy for him to pour them in
  • Have a small bowl of his favorite snacks nearby so when he finishes his baking tasks, you can just bring the snacks in front of him while you finish up the baking. It gives you just enough time to do all that while he is distracted with his snacks.
  • Place a big towel on the floor under him and a smaller towel on the chair that he is standing on. Makes for easier cleaning.
  • Have all the rest of the items all ready for standby e.g, your spoon, mixer, spatula & etc. The last thing you need is to go find something in the middle of the baking. The toddler ain’t gonna be waiting for you patiently for your to get your shit together. They want to play and they want to play now! lol
  • Set up your camera. In my case, it was my iphone. I didn’t have any gadgets then. I only had my iphone but since then, I have been searching for an iphone tripod that will work great for filming Ryan in the kitchen as well as making baking videos. There are many such products in the market but check out this inexpensive iphone tripod that I found at Amazon. It works great and is affordable.
UGREEN IPHONE TRIPOD WITH EXTENDING ARMS FROM AMAZON

I don’t know about u guys but just writing & reading all the steps makes me tired already lol. And yes, it is definitely more work when you bake with a toddler & I honestly just rather sit down and watch TV but the rewards for me is tenfold. Seeing Ryan having fun in the kitchen brings me so much joy. Seeing him being excited to eat the food we bake together.

Would so love to hear any other tips you have.

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