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Sandwich with Instant Pot BBQ chicken topped with coleslaw

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Making BBQ chicken in the Instant Pot couldn't be easier with this recipe! It uses only 3 ingredients but is loaded with flavor. Can be made Whole30, paleo, low carb, keto.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bbq chicken, instant pot shredded chicken, shredded bbq chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1.25 pounds
  • 3/4 cup  BBQ sauce
  • tablespoons  Italian dressing See Note
  • salt to taste


  • Combine all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure then quick release.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks or a hand mixer (see note). Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode and heat for 5 minutes until the chicken is coated


If you do not have Italian dressing on hand, you can substitute 1 1/2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, and a small pinch of Italian seasoning.
To shred using a hand mixer, place the beaters in the Instant Pot (turned off) and mix on low. You might want to place a clean kitchen towel around the top to form a sort of lid to prevent any splatter.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 37g