Easy Barbecue Chicken Thighs
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1teaspoon olive oil
  • 2pounds chicken thighsboneless, skinless, fresh or frozen
  • 1medium onionsliced
  • 1cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2cup ketchup
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch chili flakes
  1. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and add the oil. Let it heat until the oil shimmers, and then add the chicken, fresh or frozen to the oil. Brown for 3 minutes on each side.
  2. While the chicken is browning, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Scatter the onion around the chicken and cover with sauce.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to Manual and adjust to high pressure. Adjust the time to 20 minutes for frozen or 10 minutes for fresh, making sure the pot is in sealing mode.
  5. Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil and set broiler to high. When chicken is finished, switch the steam release handle to venting. Allow the pressure to release and then take off lid.
  6. Carefully remove the chicken with tongs (it will be falling apart) and place on the lined pan, under the broiler, for 3 minutes per side.
  7. While chicken is browning, switch the pot mode to Sauté to reduce and thicken the sauce. Pour the thickened sauce over the chicken when it has finished browning. Enjoy!