If you're looking for a fun, hands-off recipe for the Fourth of July, or a backyard get together or a weeknight summer meal, this recipe should be on your list. The recipe takes advantage of the hands-off nature of the Instant Pot to perfectly cook the chicken. This means you don't have to turn on the oven or even light the grill.
Add the dry rub to the chicken, and rub/mix to evenly coat the chicken.
Pour water into the Instant Pot liner. Layer chicken in the water.
Once the cooking cycle for the chicken is completed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing remaining pressure (use a towel or hot pad holder).
Remove the cooked chicken and onions to a clean bowl and discard the cooking liquid in the Instant Pot.
Shred the chicken with two forks and stir in barbecue sauce. Serve warm.
*Slice the onion in half (root to tip) and then cut ½-inch half circles.
The amount of sauce is perfect for the batch of chicken. You won’t have any extra to add to the top of the sandwiches. I personally don’t think extra sauce is needed. If you wanted more sauce, you could either double the sauce (freezing extras for future sandwiches) or use a store-bought barbecue sauce as a topping.
If you want to save time, you could make the sauce in advance and freeze it. Or store it in the fridge for up to a week.
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/southern-pulled-barbecue-style-instant-pot-chicken/