Add 1 cup of water to your instant pot and lay down 3-4 chicken pieces. Lock the lid and set the pressure to high for 10 minutes. How to cook bone-in chicken in the pressure cooker. It’s so easy! Use your favorite pastry brush or silicone brush and spread the BBQ sauce into all the cracks. Add chicken to the cooking pot with a cup of water and plenty of salt and pepper. If you do more, you may need to ... Set the pressure to high and cooking time to 13 minutes. How to Cook Boneless Chicken Breast in the Pressure Cooker. Lay down 3-4 more bone-in chicken … Top with your favorite BBQ sauce. In an Electric Pressure Cooker add all of the ingredients. As soon as the pressure cooker timer goes off, do a quick release. If you’re on the fence about pressure cooking chicken, now is the time to try it. (I usually do about 5 lbs at a time. Once the pressure is released, remove the lid and pulled out the poached chicken breasts… You will do this in layers.