This chicken dish is incredibly easy to make and very delicious. It's a childhood favorite of my partner's; his mom served it with rice and green beans for an easy weekday meal. Feel free to add other hot sauce or spices to jazz it up. Frank's RedHot® sauce is a great addition.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat pressure cooker over medium heat; cook chicken until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle paprika, salt, and pepper onto chicken.

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  • Combine onion, chile sauce, water, and vinegar in a bowl; pour over chicken.

  • Cover pressure cooker with lid and cook according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through natural release method; open pressure cooker carefully.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute any cut of chicken for chicken thighs, if desired. The amount of chicken can be increased to up to 3 pounds in this recipe.

Make sure to cook the chicken long enough, or the sauce will be too watery. Don't be tempted to stop the pressure cooker too early.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 313 mg sodium. 7 g carbohydrates; 19.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
Fantastic! I used a homemade version of "chili" sauce not knowing what "chile" sauce was. I made a half portion (using skin-on leg quarters) in a 7-quart pressure cooker. I started with a bit more sauce and water than written just in case. After 15 minutes the chicken wasn't cooked all the way and needed a bit more liquid. After 22 minutes total the chicken was cooked throughout; tender-literally falling off the bone; and juicy with extra sauce. The flavor was unbeatable. Really really delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/18/2017
Tasted nothing like BBQ. My kids and I did not enjoy this recipe. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
Fantastic! I used a homemade version of "chili" sauce not knowing what "chile" sauce was. I made a half portion (using skin-on leg quarters) in a 7-quart pressure cooker. I started with a bit more sauce and water than written just in case. After 15 minutes the chicken wasn't cooked all the way and needed a bit more liquid. After 22 minutes total the chicken was cooked throughout; tender-literally falling off the bone; and juicy with extra sauce. The flavor was unbeatable. Really really delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
Fantastic! I used a homemade version of "chili" sauce not knowing what "chile" sauce was. I made a half portion (using skin-on leg quarters) in a 7-quart pressure cooker. I started with a bit more sauce and water than written just in case. After 15 minutes the chicken wasn't cooked all the way and needed a bit more liquid. After 22 minutes total the chicken was cooked throughout; tender-literally falling off the bone; and juicy with extra sauce. The flavor was unbeatable. Really really delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
I used 3 packages of Costco's boneless thighs and Stubb's sweet heat Barbque sauce instead of chili sauce. The 3 grandkids and 4 adults gobbled it up --- no leftovers. My Christmas present Power pressure cooker XL was on for 15 minutes with immediate cool down. Next time I'll try 10 minutes. Great recipe thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2017
I loved the simplicity of this recipe. But I cheated and used our favorite bottled barbecue sauce adding the onions vinegar and water to it. Halved the recipe (only 2 of us) and I cooked an extra 5 minutes but the sauce was still too runny and didn't stick to the chicken. So I put the chicken under the broiler until crispy. It did have very good flavor and was tender. Next time I will probably only add half the water or none at all. Update: Made again using no extra water in the cooker. Worked better but still needed to broil to crisp and caramelize the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2016
This was easy and tasty. I made it exactly as the recipe said other than adding a little more liquid as recommended by an earlier review. I don't think I would have had to....but it never hurts to have extra sauce.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
Loved it! Didn't have chilli sauce on hand so I substituted generic bbq sauce. The next time I'd double the delicious sauce as I served it on a bed of rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2017
I didn't make any changes and will have it again. This was my first pressure cooker dinner and my husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
I used barbecue sauce from the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse insted of chili sauce and Franks hot sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2016
I made this recipe with three large bone in chicken breasts. It was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/18/2017
Tasted nothing like BBQ. My kids and I did not enjoy this recipe. Read More
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