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instant pot, jar of bbq sauce, sweet potato filled with chicken with cabbage and pickle

Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken (no sugar, keto option)

Lacking a smoker, some hickory wood, and a hot summer day, this BBQ scratches the itch. Unlike Texas BBQ, however, it has no added sugar -- so it's low-carb and friendly on your blood sugar (assuming you don't put it on a white bread bun, obs).

CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican, Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lindsey Dietz



  1. Place the chicken into the Instant Pot.
  2. Whisk the remaining sauce ingredients together in a medium-size bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the vent.
  5. Press the "Poultry" button, and adjust the time to 24 minutes.
  6. As soon as it beeps, manually release pressure.
  7. Using tongs, remove the cooked chicken from the Instant Pot.
  8. Manually shred the meat with 2 forks. Or, for a faster, easier way to shred, put the chicken into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and turn on low speed.