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instant pot bbq pulled chicken on white plate

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches is a quick and easy recipe that allows you to prepare home-cooked BBQ without a grill!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot BBQ pulled chicken, instant pot pulled chicken, instant pot shredded chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 351kcal



  • Season the chicken breasts with the seasonings (including the cocoa powder).
  • Add the seasoned chicken to the pot. Next, add the chicken broth, 1/4  cup of BBQ sauce, and liquid smoke.
  • Put the lid on the pot and adjust the settings to the Meat Setting. 10 minutes should be the default. Leave it at 10 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to release steam on its own without quick release.
  • Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot. Using a knife and fork, shred the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken broth and BBQ sauce mixture from the Instant Pot with a ladle. Drizzle the sauce over the pulled chicken.
  • Toast the buns (optional)
  • Add the chicken to the buns.
  • Drizzle the remaining sauce throughout. Top with sliced red cabbage.
  • Serve!


Calories: 351kcal