Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 4
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is tender, flavorful and most importantly, easy! This simple recipe brings the flavors of barbecue chicken without the necessity of a grill.
Dinner
New American
7
ingredients
7
steps
40
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
8
pieces bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks and/or thighs
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup(s)
water
1 cup(s)
barbecue sauce, divided
1 tsp
liquid smoke

Directions 7 steps | 40 Minutes

Step 1

Season the chicken with granulated garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Step 2

In the pot of the Instant pot, whisk together 1 cup of water, ½ cup of barbecue sauce and liquid smoke. 

Step 3

Add the pieces of seasoned chicken into the pot. Toss to coat in the sauce mixture. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and pressure cook on the manual high setting for 15 minutes with the pressure release valve set to sealing. 

Step 4

Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release steam for 10 minutes before quick releasing.

Step 5

Remove the chicken from the pot and baste with the remaining ½ cup of barbecue sauce. 

Step 6

Turn the oven on to broil. Broil the chicken for 4-5 minutes until the skin of the chicken is slightly charred and crisp.

Step 7

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
506
FAT
28.7 g
PROTEIN
29 g
CARBS
31.2 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

13 Jul 2022

Perfect for weekday cooking!

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Jessica S.

Jessica

13 Jul 2022

I have made quite a few instant pot chicken recipes and this one definitely had some of the best flavor to date. Will definitely be making it again...many times! Such an easy weeknight meal!

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Glen B.

Glen

07 Jul 2022

I really love chicken thighs. I'd like to try this 🍗

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

06 Jul 2022

Love this easy method! The liquid smoke really adds to the flavor. I’m going to try it with chicken thighs.

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