Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken: 3 Ingredients, 3 Easy Steps! Indoor BBQ | Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker | Easy Summer Recipe

Easy Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken

Perfect, fall-off-the-bone barbecue chicken with just 3 ingredients in 3 easy steps. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbecue
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 293 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 4 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 16 oz zesty Italian dressing
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce highly recommend homemade- see above


  1. Marinate. Add chicken and dressing to a gallon-sized Ziplock bag and marinate for at least one hour (preferably overnight).

  2. Cook. Add trivet to pressure cooker. Pour all contents of bag into Instant Pot, lock lid, cook for 20 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release (about 30 minutes). Meanwhile – pour BBQ sauce into a medium-sized bowl. Preheat oven broiler on high.

  3. Char. Carefully individually remove each piece of chicken from Instant Pot with tongs. As you remove them, dip in the BBQ sauce and place on a lined baking sheet. Then place baking sheet under a high broiler for at least 5 minutes, but basically until you have the desired char and caramelization.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 943mg 39%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.