Instant-Brown Sugar BBQ Whole Roasted Chicken
Recipe type: Instant Pot, Chicken, Meals
  • 1 whole chicken (any size will do)
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup of BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil (do not use olive oil, as it has a low smoking point)
  • Other:
  • 1 onion chopped and diced
  • 1 lemon or ½ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  1. As usual, clean and prepare the chicken (remove the extra parts from inside the chicken and wash with water, salt and pepper).
  2. Put the chicken inside the Instant Pot (I added the lemon and onion into the cavity, for extra flavor)
  3. In a small bowl mix together the sauce ingredients.
  4. Turn on your Instant Pot to preheat on the sauté setting
  5. Coat the chicken with the half of the sauce
  6. Place the chicken breast side down, in the instant pot
  7. Then coat the bottom side of the chicken with the other ½ of the sauce.
  8. The chicken should saute for about 5 minutes, until the breast side is nice and browned
  9. Then turn the chicken over, let brown for about 2 to 3 minutes
  10. Return the breast side up, and remain there. Add your chicken broth
  11. Set the timer (manual) for 25 minutes
  12. Allow the pressure to release naturally
  13. Remove the lid and let rest for about 5 minutes.
  14. Plate and serve and
  15. Enjoy!
Recipe by Fork To Spoon at