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Instant Pot® Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"So easy, and only 1 Instant Pot®, no dishes! From the freezer to the table in 30 minutes. Enjoy with baked beans or your favorite combination."
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30 m servings 678
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 chicken breasts)


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  1. Whisk water, ranch dressing mix, poultry seasoning, pepper, and salt together in the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Add chicken breasts. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 7 to 10 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 13 to 18 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Coat with barbecue sauce.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of seasoning mixture. The actual amount of seasoning consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 678 calories; 6.4 101.6 47.7 129 8579 Full nutrition

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Fantastic flavor! I doubled the cooking time and removed the chicken from the liquid to shred. I added just enough of the liquid to moisten the shredded chicken and added sauce. I would definite...

Really yummy! I gave the recipe 4 stars because I did have to cook the frozen chicken breasts longer than the recipe stated. I would recommend 20 minutes at pressure with npr. Since I live at ...

Followed directions exactly - chicken wasn’t cooked thoroughly. Added another 4 min, then quick release pressure. Too much broth left. Removed chicken to shred, added 1/2 c. broth back to shredd...

Fast, simple, and perfect as written.