Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Insanely tender and incredibly flavorful. This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is totally effortless. Perfect for busy weeknights or hot summer days.

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I feel kind of funny even posting this recipe because it’s 2 ingredients and completely effortless. Buuuuut, we eat it all of the time – we’re obsessed! Some nights this BBQ chicken has been my saving grace. Toss it into the Instant Pot, steam veggies and cut up fruit. Dinner is DONE. šŸ™Œ

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken | lifemadesimplebakes.com

So here’s what you need: an Instant Pot, 1 pound of fresh (not frozen) boneless skinless chicken thighs andĀ 2/3Ā cup of BBQ sauce (we’re partial to Sweet Baby Ray’s “original”). Yep. That’s it! Simple but insanely tender and flavorful.

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Grab your Instant Pot and add the chicken thighs. Top with 1/3 cup of the BBQ sauce. Set the pressure manually to high for 22 minutes. That may seem long, but I promise it makes the chicken soooo good. It’s fall apart tender and caramelized on the bottom.

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The chicken thighs will still be intact when you open the pot. There will also be a lot of extra liquid. Drain off all but 1/2 cup of the liquid. Gently shred the thighs with two forks and toss with the remaining sauce.

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Sprinkle with a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper or leave as is. Totally up to you!

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We love eatingĀ this pulled BBQ chicken on sliders along with slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, and watermelon! It’s perfect for summer when you don’t want to heat up your oven (thank you Instant Pot) or in the winter when you want a quick cozy meal. Sometimes we even leave the thighs whole and serve them with roasted potatoes, green beans and 1 hour homemade rolls.

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No matter how you serve this Instant Pot BBQ Chicken it’s bound to be a hit! Enjoy!!

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Insanely tender and incredibly flavorful. This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is totally effortless. Perfect for busy weeknights or hot summer days.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs*
  • 2/3 cup. Sweet Baby Ray’s Award Winning BBQ Sauce (or your favorite), divided

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken to the Instant Pot.Ā Top chicken with 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press MANUAL mode with HIGH pressure forĀ 22 minutes. After the chicken has fully cooked, carefully turn the steam release vent (I always do this with a long oven mitt on) and let the pressure come down manually. Once the valve pops, remove the lid.
  3. Drain all but 1/2 cup of the liquid.Ā Using two forks, shred the chicken (keeping larger chunks intact) and toss with remaining BBQ sauce. Serve immediately.

* You can use up to 1 1/2 pounds

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