Rating: 4.73 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Fall-off-the-bone tender chicken thighs made in a multi-functional pressure cooker for those days when grilling is out of the question.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil until hot. Add chicken thighs and cook until browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken to a plate.

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  • Pour chicken broth into the pot. Cook and scrape up brown bits with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot, about 1 minute. Turn off Instant Pot®. Add celery, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, and browned chicken thighs to the pot. Stir to combine.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to low.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and baste with remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.

  • Broil for 5 minutes or until crisp.

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; protein 38.6g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 27.2g; cholesterol 141.9mg; sodium 857.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2020
Absolutely delish! Super easy. I've made this twice and very pleased both times. Cannot believe this came from the IP. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2019
I wasn't crazy about it. I followed the directions to the letter but there was so much "soup" in the bottom of the instant pot that the thighs were s swimming. Looked nothing like the photo. I may try it again but will reserve the decision of whether or not to serve it to guests... Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2020
Family loved it. Super easy. I did onion instead of celery....I will say the last step of broiling / basting is really important. Don't skip it as it's key to a 5 star recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
This was fantastic, considering how easy it was, and how few ingredients were needed! The chicken was very tender and juicy. I can see how the BBQ sauce used would make all the difference in the world. I used Famous Dave's rich and sassy. I browned the chicken thighs in a skillet, as I don't like using the saute function of the Instant Pot. Low is too low, and high is too high. The skillet has more room, also. This one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2021
I used chicken quarters cut into thighs and legs. Didn't have barbecue sauce and I didn't feel like slugging to the supermarket. So I mixed Szechuan Spice Sauce (hot peppers, onions, ginger and garlic), honey and a few drops of 'Liquid Smoke' together. It didn't come out any where near spicy as I thought, though the chicken was excellently tender and moist. Still give it a 5, though next time I'll probably either use fresh jalapenos or another fresh pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2019
There were no leftovers!!! Delicious and I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
Absolutely delicious! We followed the recipe as written - with the exception of adding a tad of cayenne to the barbecue sauce before dividing it. At first the addition of celery was puzzling but it definitely adds to the recipe and we would never omit it. This is a keeper! Thank you Soup Loving Nicole. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2019
Tasty and definitely fall off the bone tender. I added onion and garlic as well as the celery. I also seasoned the chicken thighs with Epicure Bacon and Roasted Tomato before browning the thighs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2019
So very yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
Awesome! My family loved it!! Great for quick week night dinner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
This was the second recipe I made in my Instant Pot and it turned out awesome! Easy and very yummy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2019
I wasn't crazy about it. I followed the directions to the letter but there was so much "soup" in the bottom of the instant pot that the thighs were s swimming. Looked nothing like the photo. I may try it again but will reserve the decision of whether or not to serve it to guests... Read More