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Pressure-Cooker BBQ Chicken & Smoked Sausage

My party-ready barbecue recipe is perfect on weeknights, too. With just a little prep time, you still get that low-and-slow flavor everybody craves (thanks, pressure cooker!). Throw in minced jalapenos for extra oomph. —Kimberly Young, Mesquite, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 4 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) smoked sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Sliced seeded jalapeno pepper, optional


  • Place the first 6 ingredients in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; top with barbecue sauce. Lock lid and close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 12 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Remove chicken, sausage and vegetables from cooker (a thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 170°) and keep warm.
  • Select saute setting and adjust for low heat; bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve chicken, sausage and vegetables with the sauce. If desired, top with jalapeno.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 338 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


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  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 15, 2019

    I prepared this recipe recently and thought it was excellent. I followed the recipe with no changes. Delicious! I highly recommend this recipe. Volunteer Field Editor

  • bonito15
    Oct 4, 2018

    Who would have thought chicken and sausage but it is really a good mix - and easy to prepare, i did not use the jalapeno pepper but it was delicious