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BBQ pulled Chicken sandwich

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken

This tangy, tender, and juicy Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken is the perfect quick weeknight meal. You only need a handful of pantry staples to make this recipe. This instant pot BBQ chicken recipe is easy and quick to come together. Your family is definitely going to love this recipe. 
5 from 13 votes
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Pressure Cooker


BBQ Pulled Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 Lbs of boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • teaspoon sweet paprika
  • teaspoon of chili powder
  • teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cup of onions diced (1 small onion)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce


  • 14 oz. coleslaw mix
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin oil
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper


  • Combine all coleslaw ingredients and set aside.
  • Preheat the pressure cooker using the saute/brown button.
  • Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, sweet parika, chilli powder, and pepper.
  • Mix BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and worcestershire sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Sear chicken in batches until browned on both sides. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  • Add olive oil. Add onion and garlic to the pressure cooker and cook for until tender, about 2 minutes. Add chicken and bbq sauce mixture to the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook on HIGH for 8 minutes.
  • Reduce the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method.
  • Remove the lid carefully.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate.
  • Using two forks shred chicken.
  • Place the chicken on the broice bun and top with coleslaw if you desire.
  • Enjoy.
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