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keto instant pot bbq chicken legs

Keto Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Legs

Using an Instant Pot, you can easily make healthy, low-carb, and unbelievably tasty BBQ chicken legs. It goes well with almost anything, and it's perfect for a satisfying dinner—especially after a long day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 394 kcal


  • 6 chicken legs
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce


  • In a bowl, thoroughly combine your dry rub ingredients. Then, rub it on the chicken legs. Note: for better flavor, set the chicken legs aside for 1-2 hours.
  • Pour 1 ½ cups of water into your Instant Pot, place the trivet inside, and then put the chicken legs on the trivet.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot cooker and select Pressure Cook. Set the timer depending on how tender you want the chicken to be (10 minutes for normal tender and 30 for very tender).
  • Set a 10-minute natural pressure release. After that, release the pressure left inside the Instant Pot and carefully open the lid.
  • Place the cooked chicken legs on a plate and use a basting brush to spread the BBQ sauce over the chicken legs evenly. If you want the skin to be crispy, you can broil the chicken legs in the oven for about 5 minutes.


Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 6.3gProtein: 51.6gFat: 17.3gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 1124mgPotassium: 590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 692IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken legs, instant pot, keto
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