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Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

A Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe that’s 4 ingredients and 30 minutes until done. When you’re busy or you need to cook for a crowd this is a great chicken recipe for the Summer.

A Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe that's 4 ingredients and 30 minutes until done.

It’s been one rainy Summer so far. But that doesn’t mean I want to miss out on the deliciousness of BBQ chicken. It’s like the Summer staple for a cookout. Why? It’s got delicious BBQ sauce and best of all chicken is very affordable so it’s perfect when you are cooking for a large crowd.

Funny enough, it’s sometimes easier to get your hands on chicken then ribs in the Summer. Overall, this is a great recipe for a busy family, when you are cooking for a crowd, or when unexpected guests show up.

I love this delicious and simple BBQ chicken recipe because there are so few ingredients. No worries, these few ingredients are all you need. The apple cider vinegar helps to tenderize and add flavor to the chicken as well as the BBQ sauce. You’re surprised right?!? Hey, you don’t need a lot of great ingredients to make really tasty food you’ve just got to use it right.

This Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is a great Summer recipe you can make on a rainy or a sunny day. As long as you have a taste for some BBQ chicken this recipe is all you need. And if your rainy day turns sunny, take all that delicious Instant Pot BBQ Chicken and throw it on the grill to add some smoke and get those beautiful grill marks.

All you need to do is season the chicken and put it in the pot. You can feel free to get fancy if you chose to but I think salt and pepper is all the seasoning you need. The flavor of the BBQ sauce will shine through. So make sure you chose a good one. We really like Sweet Baby Rays.

A Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe that's 4 ingredients and 30 minutes until done.

What You’ll Need

Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
NPR5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Southern American
Keyword: budget-friendly, Summer
Author: El

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 pounds chicken leg quarters or thighs

Instructions

  • Rinse leg quarter underwater. Place leg quarters in a bowl, using a fork poke holes into leg quarters and pour apple cider vinegar over leg quarters. 
  • Then season leg quarters with salt and pepper and add 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce. 
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water into the pressure cooker and then place trivet in the pressure cooker. Place chicken on top of trivet pour additional BBQ sauce. Then add the second layer of chicken and add the remaining BBQ sauce.
  • Cook for 30 minutes manual high pressure and allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes. If you are using thighs reduce cooking time to 25 minutes.
  • Once finished, remove from pressure cooker. You can add additional BBQ sauce if you chose. To get skin a bit crispy you can place leg quarters under the broiler for a few minutes or to the grill.
A Simple Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe that's 4 ingredients and 30 minutes until done.

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