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Tender BBQ Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + releasing


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 23, 2022
“When we can’t barbecue on the grill, I bring out my pressure cooker for this fall-off-the-bone BBQ chicken,” relates field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. Her jazzed-up BBQ sauce adds good flavor.


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, brown chicken in batches. Press cancel. Return all to pressure cooker. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken.
  2. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 170°. If desired, thicken cooking juices.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 423 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1114mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.

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