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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

This easy instant pot BBQ chicken recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. Pulled chicken made in your pressure cooker in only 35 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Time to Pressure5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Sandwich filler
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, chicken breasts, easy, healthy, onion, paprika, pressure cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Add the ingredients to the instant pot in the following order: chicken broth, chicken breasts, seasoning, diced onions and BBQ sauce.
  • Seal the instant pot, and cook on the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK setting on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow the steam to naturally release for a further 10 minutes before you turn the valve and quickly release the remaining pressure.
  • Use two forks, meat claws or a hand mixer to shred the chicken in the instant pot.
  • The chicken will be flavorful, but the sauce will be a little runny. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to serve the chicken while draining some excess liquid.



  • Store leftover in a refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze them for up to 6 months.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg