Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Instant Pot BBQ Chicken! Sweet, fall-apart tender and perfect for sandwiches, salads, BBQ plates and more!


  • 2lbs chicken thighs
  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated onion (plus juice)
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


Place the chicken thighs, chicken breasts, onion powder, garlic, powder, paprika, salt, BBQ sauce, grated onion, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in the instant pot. Stir to combine.

Place the lid on the instant pot making sure the valve is in the sealing position. Press manual (high pressure) and set to 15 minutes. Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. Shred and enjoy on sandwiches, salads, BBQ plates and more!