3.56 from 63 votes

Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, chicken, instant pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 pound boneless - skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce - divided


  • Season both sides of the chicken with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Place chicken in Instant Pot.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce into the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on manual setting/high pressure for 13 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken from Instant Pot and drain any liquid.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute setting.
  • Add cooked chicken and remaining 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes until sauce is sticky.
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  • You can use chicken breasts or thighs, whichever you prefer.
  • You can use bottled barbeque sauce or homemade sauce, sweet or spicy.
  • Double the batch for a quick dinner fix on a busy night.
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