Football season is among us, and I figured a recipe like this would be a hit for tailgating or watch parties at home.
You know why? Because:
- It feeds A LOT of people
- It’s extremely easy!
- You can make it in advance
- It heats up well
- Most importantly, it’s delicious – duh
HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE IS A HEALTHIER OPTION
I decided to try making homemade barbecue sauce for this recipe for a couple different reasons. First off, I’ve never done it before, so I was genuinely curious to see how it would turn out! Spoiler alert: freaking amazing.
In addition, I knew homemade sauce would be much lower in sugar and sodium than the BBQ sauces you’d find in the stores. Of course, you can totally use your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce if that’s what you prefer, or if you’re short on time! But if you have certain dietary restrictions, homemade sauce might be a great option for you!
I also like that you can customize homemade sauce according to your taste buds. Make it spicier or sweeter, etc.! I was SUPER impressed with how it turned out.
My dad can be hard to please when it comes to “healthy stuff” and substituting chicken over beef or pork, etc. But alas, he loved this recipe! So I guess I’d call it *picky eater-approved*. Hopefully that applies to any picky kiddos out there as well. ; )
This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken can be served up multiple ways. Obviously, you can go the traditional route and serve it up on a (whole wheat) hamburger bun. It is also delicious on toasted, whole wheat bread. Lastly, you can serve it on top of a bed of greens for a healthy, gluten-free option if needed! I’ve done all three. : )