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2-ingredient instant pot bbq chicken

2-ingredient instant pot bbq chicken

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-27 minutes
  • Total Time: 27-29 minutes
  • Yield: 4+ servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


this 2-ingredient BBQ chicken comes together quickly thanks to the use of the instant pot. super tender and loaded with BBQ flavor – it’s a perfect addition to any dish!


  • 1.25 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 18 oz. jar of your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce (this will likely be more than you need)


  1. Place the chicken and about 1/2 the jar of BBQ sauce into the Instant Pot and stir well.
  2. Cover the Instant Pot and set steam valve to sealed position. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 13 minutes.
  3. After the 13 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes; then release the remaining pressure manually and open the lid.
  4. Remove the chicken to a bowl or cutting board using tongs and then shred the chicken with two forks.
  5. If you’d like to reduce the BBQ sauce, set to sauté and simmer, 5 minutes (you may need to add a little more).
  6. Add the chicken back into the pot, stir and set to sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Let steam release naturally for a couple minutes and then remove the lid and serve as desired!


  • To cook in a crockpot, place the chicken thighs in the bottom of the bottom of the slow cooker. Add 1 cup chicken broth and cover. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours. Shred with tongs or roughly chop the cooked chicken and toss with bbq sauce. 

Keywords: chicken, bbq sauce

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