Pressure Cooker Barbeque Chicken

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Rated 4.0 based on 7 customer reviews


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups prepared barbeque sauce
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves


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  1. Season chicken with salt and place in the inner pot of a pressure cooker; add barbeque sauce, onion, and garlic. Turn chicken to coat.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  3. Select Poultry and cook for 15 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release any remaining pressure.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks and stir into the sauce.
Mealthy tip:

This shredded barbeque chicken can be enjoyed on its own, or as a sandwich. Make it a meal by adding a simple slaw side dish. Of course an ice cold glass of sweet tea should also be on the menu!


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George Delamea says:

This is a great alternative to sloppy joes and the like, assuming you kids like barbeque sauce (who doesn't?). Just throw it together and pile it on buns or bread. BOOM! DONE! I used Sweet Baby Ray's, but want to try this with my Carolina-style homemade sauce. Guess I'd best get to brewing!

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Tiana D. says:

This recipe is brilliant! I have spent hours making barbecue chicken in my slow cooker in the past (like 6 hours!), and at times has the recipe not complete in that time! The Multipot pressure cooker delivers this recipe in a mere fraction of the time and it's so good! I paired this with coleslaw on top, in a sandwich. Yum!

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Katie Hason says:

This barbecue chicken is one of my favorite recipes. It's so easy, but full of flavor. The meat was especially tender too. I used to always buy the pre-cooked barbecue chicken, but now that I have this recipe I will only ever make it from scratch. Yummy!

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Jessica Scott says:

Hands down my favorite BBQ chicken recipe! The onion and garlic added great flavor, too. I can't believe how easy it was to make. We paired it with hamburger buns to make the best pulled chicken sandwiches. This is for sure a family favorite!

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Stacey Johnson says:

New owner and it started burning before it started to cook so I had to turn my pot off and then add water. I wish the recipe said to add water. I haven’t gotten to taste it yet. I hope the burning in the beginning doesn’t leave a bad aftertaste. Besides that, the video and the directions don’t match. That’s pretty frustrating. One says 15 mins pressure cook and 15 minutes natural release...the other says quick release after 5 mins natural release. Which is it?? I’m so confused and frustrated. I’ve never been a good cook which is why I’m trying this cooker since it’s supposed to be easier. Recipe writers have to think about ALL of the users.

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Suzy Ramirez says:

followed the recipe and did everything according to the video. chicken was a little difficult to shred but still came out cooked. personally the onion and garlic alone did not add much flavor. I would suggest adding spices to the barbecue or chicken if you prefer more flavor. (:

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Kaitlynne Vasquez says:

Love how simple this is. Next time I would add more garlic and less onion though.