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Super Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

If you got home late and don't know what to have for dinner, turn to this easy and delicious BBQ chicken sandwich recipe. Your family will thank you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Sandwiches, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Super Easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Servings: 10 -12 sandwiches
Calories: 211kcal


  • 1 3 pound bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of your favorite Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup of water


  • Chop onion
  • Place chicken in Instant Pot, top with onions, then BBQ sauce.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of water over the top.
  • Layer as needed, so that all chicken will be covered in at least a little bit of BBQ sauce.
  • Close lid, and close vent of Instant Pot.
  • Push the "manual" button and set it to cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
  • You can vent immediately or let it release naturally.  We let ours release naturally and that took 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from juices and shred.
  • Pour two large spoonfuls of the juice over the top of the shredded chicken.
  • Mix in more BBQ sauce until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg