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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

With Homemade BBQ Sauce

I know, I know… Does the Internet really need yet another Instant Pot shredded chicken recipe? But stick with me and hear me out as to why you should give this one a try. Really, there are 3 reasons… the flavor of using a whole chicken, the best homemade BBQ sauce (with some left for another recipe), and you get to make your own chicken stock with the leftover bones.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Add onions, garlic, and bay leaf to pot.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Place trivet on top of aromatics.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Then add 1 cup of water.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper, including inside cavity. Place chicken (breast side up) on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 45 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Meanwhile… add all remaining ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Whisk together and microwave until hot (about 2 minutes). Set aside.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes).

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Using the trivet, transfer chicken to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Once cool enough to handle, remove all meat from bones.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Add 1 cup of sauce to chicken and mix well.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Add more sauce until your desired sauciness is reached.

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

There’s a lot of meat there, so take your time to get ALL of it!

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

To make the most delicious chicken stock… Return carcass to pot…

 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

Fill with water and cook for 60 minutes at high pressure, then quick-release pressure. Strain stock through a fine mesh strainer and store in an airtight container.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken | The Foodie Eats

 

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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce

This Instant Pot shredded chicken is full-flavored, easy to make, and has the most amazing homemade BBQ sauce that's sweet with just a hint of spice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 304 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 lb. whole chicken
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Add onions, garlic, and bay leaf to pot. Place trivet on top of aromatics. Then add 1 cup of water. 

  2. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper, including inside cavity. Place chicken (breast side up) on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 45 minutes at high pressure.

  3. Meanwhile… add all remaining ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk together and microwave until hot (about 2 minutes). Set aside.

  4. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes). Using the trivet, transfer chicken to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.

  5. Once cool enough to handle, remove all meat from bones. Add 1 cup of sauce to chicken and mix well. Add more sauce until your desired sauciness is reached.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 442mg 18%
Potassium 488mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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