Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is a super easy, tasty recipe for chicken thighs cooked in your favorite barbecue sauce in the Instant Pot until tender. There are so many ways to serve this delicious BBQ chicken. I love it shredded and served on sandwich buns or over a salad!
- 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs chicken breasts work as well, just note that they tend to dry out a bit
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
- ½ teaspoon each sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil butter or ghee
- 1 small onion sliced
- 1 cup barbecue sauce use any brand that you like - I used The New Primal barbecue sauce
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place the broth or water and chicken into your Instant Pot. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper & garlic powder. Select 'Manual' mode and press the '-' until the screen says 8 minutes.
Once your Instant Pot has finished cooking, manually release the pressure.
If you're using the onion: heat a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the cooking fat of your choice and then sauté the onion until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
Remove the chicken from your Instant Pot, using a slotted spoon, keeping the liquid in the pot. Add the chicken to the hot pan. Drizzle the barbecue sauce on top and stir well to combine. ENJOY!
SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS:
To make this recipe in a slow cooker, follow the same directions as above, only cooking this on low for 4-6 hours. That's it!
If you'd like to double this recipe (which is what I do with everything, because leftovers are awesome), it will still cook in just 8 minutes.
The bare minimum that you'll need to create this recipe is chicken, water & barbecue sauce. The other ingredients definitely add flavor, but feel free to work with what you've got on hand.