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Instant Pot Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken

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Here is the Instant Pot version of Neil’s favorite way to eat chicken. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken

homemade barbecue sauce
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Megan


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast boneless skinless
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple canned
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Before turning on the Instant Pot, mix together sugar, salt, ketchup, pineapple, soysauce, vinegar and water.
  • Place frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Add chopped onions, and stir to coat the chicken.
  • Change the Instant Pot setting to [Manual] or [Pressure Cook] at the high setting. Set the time for 18 minutes, and lock the lid in place. Make sure the valve on top of the lid is in the [sealing] position.
  • When the cook time has finished, switch the pressure valve (carefully) to the release position. Once the pressure has fully released, twist off the lid. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces with kitchen shears or a metal spatula.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup cold water with 2 Tablespoons cornstarch until completely dissolved. Switch to the [sautee] function and add the starch mixture to the barbecue sauce. Stirring continually, bring to a low boil just long enough to thicken. Serve atop rice or mashed potatoes.

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