Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Are you craving BBQ chicken, but don’t have time to fire up the grill? Meet your new favorite BBQ hack–making Instant Pot BBQ chicken! 

It’s not only easier, it’s a healthy way to get your BBQ fix! Nothing beats a tender piece of chicken that all but melts in your mouth, along with the sweet tang of BBQ. 

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
The next time you are craving BBQ chicken, make it the easy way–in your Instant Pot!

How To Make Instant Pot BBQ Chicken 

Whether I serve it in sandwiches, over salad, or on a plate with grilled veggies, this Instant Pot BBQ chicken recipe is always a win with my family! 

This is also a FANTASTIC recipe for meal prepping for the week! 

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken:

  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes plus release time
Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
This Instant Pot Chicken recipe is easily made from basic ingredients.

Ingredients – Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

  • 4 (2 pounds) boneless skinless chicken breasts, or thighs
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 cup chicken broth 

Instructions – Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
Homemade BBQ sauce is the best!
Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar to make BBQ sauce.

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
What is your favorite way to eat BBQ chicken? I love BBQ chicken sandwiches, Yum!
Step 2

Add Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings, whisk until well combined.

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Step 3

Pour into Instant Pot and add chicken broth.

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
Let the chicken soak in that yummy BBQ sauce!
Step 4

Add chicken and turn to coat.

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
Step 5

Lock lid in place and cook for 8 minutes on HIGH pressure.

Step 6

Let the pressure naturally release.

Step 7

Remove lid and remove chicken to cutting board.

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe
This BBQ chicken would be delicious, served over a salad with blue cheese!
Step 8

Shred for sandwiches or salads.

Step 9

Store leftover in refrigerator.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Get your BBQ fix the easy way with this yummy Instant Pot BBQ chicken recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (2 pounds) boneless skinless chicken breasts, or thighs
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar to make BBQ sauce.
    2. Add Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings, whisk until well combined.
    3. Pour into Instant Pot and add chicken broth.
    4. Add chicken and turn to coat .
    5. Lock lid in place and cook for 8 minutes on HIGH pressure.
    6. Let the pressure naturally release.
    7. Remove lid and remove chicken to cutting board.
    8. Shred for sandwiches or salads.
    9. Store leftover in refrigerator.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes

My Instant Pot has made life in the kitchen SO much easier! My family gets to enjoy home-cooked meals more often, even on busy nights! I love knowing that I am feeding them healthier dishes, too!

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What will you serve with this Instant Pot BBQ chicken recipe? 

 

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