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Bowl of instant pot bbq chicken with cilantro.

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional IP time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot BBQ Chicken – an easy weeknight dinner option or weekend meal prep recipe! Either way it is simple and delicious!


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce of your choice


  1. Add 1 cup of chicken broth (or water) to Instant Pot.
  2. Place chicken inside (no need for trivet).
  3. Set Instant Pot to “Seal” and cook on High Pressure for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Allow Instant Pot to naturally release.
  5. Remove chicken and place on a plate; pour out any remaining liquid in the Instant Pot. Shred the chicken with two forks and place back in the Instant Pot.
  6. Add BBQ Sauce and stir to combine.


  • BBQ Sauce: use whatever kind you want, but if you are keeping this paleo/Whole30 then just make sure your ingredients are compatible.
  • Serving: we love these BBQ Chicken Tacos or these BBQ Chicken Sandwiches!