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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Legs These instant pot chicken legs are smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce. You will not believe how tender and juicy these are! This will be your new go to chicken drumstick recipe!

Instant pot chicken legs

I am still dreaming about these Instant Pot Chicken Legs…that’s how good they were.  The meat was so tender it just melted in your mouth.  The Instant Pot does an excellent job of breaking down any kind of meat and making it juicy and perfect.

This might be my new favorite Instant Pot meat recipe, but some others that come close are Instant Pot Meatloaf, Crack Chicken, Instant Pot Beef Stew, and Instant Pot Chicken Breast.

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKEN LEGS

These chicken legs are so full of flavor because we first coat them with a delicious rub, then your favorite BBQ sauce.

The rub consists of paprika, dry mustard, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Mix all of those seasonings in a small bowl and then rub it all over the chicken legs.

Place all of the chicken legs on the trivet in the Instant Pot.

Now it’s time for your favorite BBQ sauce to be brushed all over the chicken drumsticks.

Instant pot chicken legs

Now, we just seal the lid and set the Instant Pot to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release.

When the pin drops, remove the lid and this is the sight that will great your eyes.  Delicious and juicy chicken legs.

instant pot chicken drumsticks

This next step is optional, but totally worth it.  Remove all of the chicken to a foil lined baking sheet and coat each one with more BBQ sauce.  Place under the broiler and broil until the sauce starts to bubble.  This took about 5 minutes.

BBQ chicken legs

The result is amazingly flavorful BBQ chicken legs that just melt in your mouth.  You will not regret making this recipe.

 

5 from 2 votes
Instant pot bbq drumsticks
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Legs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
These instant pot chicken legs are smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce. You will not believe how tender and juicy these are! This will be your new go to chicken drumstick recipe!

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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot chicken leg recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 200 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Water, See notes
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 1/2 Cups BBQ Sauce, Divided
Instructions
  1. Mix the spices and salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Place the drumsticks in a large bowl and rub with the spice mixture.  

  2. Add 1 cup of water and the trivet to the inner pot of the instant pot.  Place the chicken legs on the trivet.  Pour 1 cup of bbq sauce on the legs and spread with a basting brush.

  3. Lock the lid of the Instant pot and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release.  Release the rest of the pressure manually, then when the pin drops, remove the lid.  

  4. Pre-heat the broiler of your oven.  Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Carefully place the chicken legs on the foil in a single layer.  Use a basting brush to brush the remaining BBQ sauce on the chicken legs.

  5. Place the chicken legs in the oven under the broiler and broil until the sauce starts to bubble and caramelize.  About 5 minutes.  Serve

Recipe Notes
  • Please use the required amount of water per your Instant Pot operating instructions.  
  • Use your favorite BBQ sauce.  My favorite sugar free BBQ sauce is this one

 

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    • Dini
    • November 25, 2018
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    I’ve never cooked chicken legs in the IP before, but these sound delicious and easy! And YES for getting smothered by BBQ sauce! 🙂

    • Wilhelmina Wessel
    • November 25, 2018
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    I absolutely love BBQ chicken! Delicious!

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