Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs in an Instant Pot® pressure cooker – www.instantlydelicious.com – Instantly Delicious


I have been working on a dessert for a couple of weeks, and so far, it is a no-go. So while I keep trialing and testing, I will instead bring you a really tasty recipe for ​Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot®. ​ The recipe uses the Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce from the blog. On a rainy summer day like today, I like recipes like this that bring the flavors of a sunny barbecue indoors.
I lovechipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and always try to have them on hand. They keep really well in the fridge and can be used in a variety of ways.  My friend Kim, from the vegan blog Welcoming Kitchen, uses them in her Vegan Street Tacos. YUM. I use them to make Chipotle Honey Barbecue Sauce and smother chicken thighs in their tasty goodness. Smoky, spicy, sweet, and delicious.
Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs
​Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil
​2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper to taste
​2 cups Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


​1. Set Instant Pot® to saute and heat olive oil until shimmering.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brown on both sides for about 4-6 minutes.

​2. Set the Instant Pot® to manual – high pressure.  Coat the chicken with the barbecue sauce and adjust time to 10 minutes, making sure the valve is in the sealing position.  When finished, do a quick pressure release by moving the valve to venting.

​3. Carefully remove the chicken to a foil lined sheet pan.  Place under the broiler for about 6-8 minutes, turning once to brown evenly.

​4. While the chicken is browning, set the Instant Pot® to saute and simmer the sauce. When the chicken is finished browning, pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.


Nancy O’Neal
5/18/2017 01:51:51 pm

This sounds so good but I haven’t made the sauce ahead ofntime. Do I have to cook the sauce first and then make this recipe or can I mix the sauce ingredients and cook the chicken in it without cooking the sauce? Hope that makes sense!


5/19/2017 11:52:42 am

Hi Nancy, the sauce is cooked then pureed, so it does need to be made first. Hope that makes sense.


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