Make Caramelized Instant Pot BBQ Chicken (Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken) in 3 Super Easy steps with a few pantry staples. Juicy & tender BBQ Chicken bursting with sticky-smoky-sweet flavors. Delicious family recipe for busy nights!
With summer just around the corner, we’re starting to crave for all-things barbeque, the smoky scent of summer; and the summer picnics, camping under the stars, warm beach parties with delicious ice-cream…yess!!
Have a little taste of summer with this deliciously juicy & beautifully caramelized BBQ Chicken…
3 Super Easy Steps to Make Instant Pot BBQ Chicken:
Pressure Cook Chicken in Instant Pot
Mop on the BBQ Sauce
Caramelize BBQ Chicken
Ta da! That’s it! You can do this. 🙂
Easy enough for busy nights yet delicious enough for party or potluck!
Why Make BBQ Chicken in Instant Pot?We pressure cook the chicken in Instant Pot to keep them super tender & juicy.
Then, we apply the spiced up BBQ sauce and caramelize it in the oven at the highest temperature for the shortest duration to avoid drying out the chicken.
This easy cooking method results in super tender & juicy chicken coated with finger-licking caramelized sticky sweet-smoky flavors. So good!! 🙂
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Make Caramelized Instant Pot BBQ Chicken (Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken) in 3 Super Easy steps. Juicy tender BBQ Chicken bursting with sticky-smoky-sweet flavors. Delicious family recipe for busy nights!
Add Water & Steamer Basket: Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water and (optional) 3 drops of liquid smoke in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Then, place a steamer basket in the pot.
Pressure Cook Chicken: Generously season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper, then layer chicken on stainless steel steamer basket. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release.
Spice Up BBQ Sauce: If you are using store-bought BBQ sauce, add more depth of flavor with some garlic powder, onion powder, and white vinegar. For reference: we added ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, and ½ tbsp white vinegar to ⅓ cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Please taste & adjust accordingly.
Apply BBQ Sauce to Chicken: Pat dry chicken and place them on an oven tray. Generously coat both sides of chicken with BBQ sauce.
Caramelize Instant Pot BBQ Chicken: Place BBQ Chicken under the broiler for 4 - 8 minutes until the BBQ chicken is browned & caramelized.