Instant Pot® BBQ Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot® BBQ Chicken Thighs

Fall-off-the-bone tender chicken thighs made in a multi-functional pressure cooker for those days when grilling is out of the question.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil until hot. Add chicken thighs and cook until browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. Step 2

    Pour chicken broth into the pot. Cook and scrape up brown bits with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot, about 1 minute. Turn off Instant Pot®. Add celery, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, and browned chicken thighs to the pot. Stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Step 4

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to low.
  5. Step 5

    Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and baste with remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.
  6. Step 6

    Broil for 5 minutes or until crisp.