Insta Pot BBQ Chicken

Insta Pot BBQ Chicken

Insta Pot BBQ Chicken is the way to go if you spent Memorial Day weekend at the pool or lake, in under 12 minutes you can have tasty Barb-B-que. 

Hey guys, I just recently got a brand new InstaPot from Wikibuy!  I was so excited when the UPS guy delivered it directly to my door, I was on the phone with my sister in-law and she can totally attest to my sheer excitement. Heck she was pretty excited for me, and immediately started to give me her favorite recipes she had gathered since getting hers for Christmas.  At the moment I am still a newbie and just starting to learn all of the functions and operations of this fancy machine, I have to say that I am not a pro…. yet. I can say with out a doubt, that I am pretty sure that me and my new Instant Pot are going to be the the best of friends. 

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Like I mentioned above, it can cook things in amazing amounts of time. While I absolutely love my husband’s BBQ chicken from the The Big Green Egg, I can tell you it is a labor of love and takes some planning and time. If you find yourself short on time but still want to eat things with big bold flavors than this might be the answer you are looking for. In 12 minutes you can have tender pulled BBQ chicken fresh from your Insta Pot. After a full day on the lake or in the sun at the pool this might be the easiest way to go. 

One of the first tricks or hacks I have learned with my Insta Pot is that if you sautee’ with it prior to starting the Pressure Cooking method, it takes a lot less time to heat up to temp. So for my BBQ Chicken Recipe I usually add sautéed onions and garlic to to the meat when I pull it, but with my handy dandy Insta Pot it saves me a step and a pan. 
I sautéed one onion and 2 tbls. of chopped garlic, in 2 tbls of Baklouti Green Chili from Oli+ve. I like the extra heat that the green chili oil adds to my BBQ sauce. Layering the flavors like this will really adds some depth to your cooking.  Next, I prepare the chicken breasts with our favorite dry rub, from Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q one of the finest local joints here in town. My husband refuses to use anything else, he is 100% brand loyal in this one. 

Next, we added our chicken breasts. Which in hind site, I would recommend cutting them into large chunks.  Then cover them with 1 1/2 cups of sauce,  this can be homemade or store bought, your choice. This is where the magic of Insta Pot happens. Literally in 12 minutes it was done.  All you do is wait for the steam to slowly release, which is why I chose to do this on my stove with the exhaust fan on, to avoid any possible steam rings on the ceiling over time.  Then the next step is to shred up the chicken. I highly recommend a pair of the meat claws, Cuisinart Meat Pulling/Shredding Claws, they are great for pulled pork, carnitas, barbacoa, and chicken. 

 Then add your reserve sauce, you can use the sauce from the Insta pot but I found that the cooking process thins it out a lot. So, you would need to thicken it back up or add it into the reserve sauce. 

So now dinner is already for an easy BBQ chicken plate or sandwich. I tend to get a little creative with mine like this loaded baked potato topped with BBQ chicken, corn and scallions. You can also check out my Cowboy Nachos  which would also be a great dish with the leftovers, if you have any.  I also love my Southern Style BBQ tacos, just add a slice of goat cheese, a couple of fried pickles and french fried onions, yeah these are really good too, I will have to post them soon! 

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Loaded BBQ Chicken Potato

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs BBQ Chicken prepared
  • 4 Baking Potatos
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup bacon cooked/crumbled
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup scallions
  • 4 tbls butter
  • 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Prepare Baking potato by washing skins and placing in a glass baking dish for microwaving. Be sure to poke holes with a fork in all potatoes prior to microwaving. 

  2. Top with butter, salt and pepper to taste

  3. Add two scoops of BBQ Chicken, top with cheese, corn, bacon, and scallions. Drizzle with BBQ sauce.  

In review, after really starting to use my Insta Pot this is the perfect item for a college student, where we used to use hot plates and microwaves. It would also be great for camping trips, Tiny Homes or RV’s. If you are interested in purchasing a Insta Pot I do highly recommend  Wikibuy they have great prices and fast reliable service. 

Also be sure to check out more of our great Instapot recipes at the 5 Quick Weeknight InstaPot Dinners post. We have some really great ones your won’t want to miss like Seafood Paella and Chicken & Quinoa Soup.

51 Comments

  1. Perfect for tailgating season, which is almost here!

  2. Interesting recipe idea for a quick dinner, I must try it out.

  3. Oh I love barbecue, and I really like that it is fast and flavorful. That makes it even better.

  4. Saw this on Pinterest I love my IP and use it daily.

  5. I think my Instapot has become my favorite kitchen appliance I use it all the time, usually as a rice cooker but I may try it for barbecue this winter.

  6. I love my insta pot and all the things I can cook in it. I am adding this recipe to my board on Pinterest I hope it brings you some traffic, thanks for sharing.

  7. I love BBQ and this recipe is perfect since I just got a insta pot for college. Thanks!

  8. This would be perfect for backup barbecue at our church cookouts, we could make it quickly and then keep it warm in a crockpot. Great idea.

  9. Love me some quick Instapot ‘Cue perfect for a weeknight dinner 😉 for this busy girl on the go.

  10. You know how I love me some BBQ, this will be a staple in the InstaPot!

  11. Love this recipe the the others your listed on the previous post too, what a perfect way to celebrate easy weeknight dinners!

  12. Just wanted to check the original base recipe and I love that your used a potato for the base this time but I still the the tacos are your bast yet!

  13. This one looks great too, I decided to link over and check it out too, since my family loves barbecue chicken, such great uses for it too, love it as a potato topping.

  14. Saw this Pin and wanted to get the recipe, you have a great site, keep up the good work!

  15. Oh my guys love them some barbecue and I love that your used chicken, that makes me a happy mama. Great ideas for other ways to to utilize it for meals too!

  16. Oh this looks so good and really love how fast it cooks, I may need to get a instapot I am hearing so many great signs about them, especially for rice cookers.

  17. I love the ideas to add this a potato topper it is a easy to make a meal with a vegetable base.

  18. Ollie loves his southern style bbq, maybe I can get him to try it on a baked potato, it looks really good that way and can add more goodies to the top.

  19. Perfect timing on these Instapot posts with back to school, they will be a life saver during the week.

  20. Yum we have a BBQ place that calls this a pig in the potato patch, which I love. Great idea to used check with this recipe to mix it up and make it a little bit healthier… for BBQ.

  21. I love a one pot recipe that is easy and creates leftovers, thank you!

  22. This is a perfect way to make a quick weeknight barbecue without having to fired up the grill. My family love barbecue on everything I may need to get a Instapot, because that it so fast!

  23. Yum I love a good barbecue chicken recipe and you options to make nachos, or add it top a potato are glorious!

  24. Oh this is a great idea for a quick week nigh barbecue when you do not want to fire up the grill. Thank You.

  25. Hey Darla thanks for dropping by, I plan to add several new InstaPot Recipes soon so be sure to check back or subscribe for updates 🙂

  26. You are a very clever person, I saw this on Pinterest and clicked over I hope you add more Insta Recipes to your site.

  27. Oh I am excited that you have a InstaPot I can not wait to see what you come up with the holiday season.

  28. This looks so good. Love cooking with my Instant Pot when the weather is warm!

  29. yummmmy! I make something similar with a crock pot but this sounds like a time-saving alternative. I make these great pulled chicken, Tinga tacos. Love anything that is slow cooked in a pot!

  30. Valerie it would be perfect for a graduation party! Especially to offer a secondary option that may not be able to fit on the grill with the rest of your menu, since BBQ would cook low and slow, verses burgers and dogs.

  31. Wow!! This looks so delicious & simple to make (my kind of meal!) Definitely will have to check back to this recipe next week when I throw a graduation BBQ!!

  32. It was super easy and perfect for a rainy holiday weekend when no one wanted to be out grilling in the rain. Insta Pot saved the day, LOL!

  33. Melanie I was skeptical at first since I am not really a big crock pot fan, but the speed at which it can cook things is truly amazing.

  34. This looks great! I’m always looking for new recipes for my boyfriend and I! And i love cooking in the crockpot! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  35. Looks delicious! I so wish I had an instant pot! Soon. They seem like a meal lifesaver! I need that in my life! I love that you put your shredded bbq chicken on a potato! Yumm! Thanks for the recipe! Love it!

  36. Thank you for the tips Jen. So glad you liked your Insta Pot we love ours too! Got to try the potato tip soon!

  37. Definitely have to try this recipe, especially with the baked potato! I have never tried that before.

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