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BBQ Chicken Thighs garnished with parsley and on a white plate.
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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Thighs

You're going to love the taste of this Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Thighs recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Natural Release 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 450kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (Your favorite!)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • Add water to the bottom of the instant pot. Place the trivet and then place the chicken around the trivet. Top the chicken with garlic
  • Cook on manual high for 8 minutes and then 10 minutes natural release. 
  • Add seasonings and brown sugar to BBQ sauce and smother the chicken thighs. 
  • Place in the broiler for 4-6 minutes to make a delicious glaze. 
  • Serve with a garlic butter parmesan noodles. 


  1. Store leftover chicken thighs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  2. Serve with buttered garlic noodles, mashed potatoes, and more. 
  3. Use your favorite BBQ sauce, we like to use Sweet Baby Rays. 


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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