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Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French’s fried onions.

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

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To make these barbecue chicken sandwiches, I started by pouring a can of condensed chicken broth into the Instant Pot followed by some water, a small amount of BBQ sauce and some onion powder.

chicken broth, bbq sauce and onion powder in an Instant Pot

I stirred the ingredients together until the BBQ sauce was completely dissolved in the liquid.

cooking liquid in an Instant Pot

Then I placed some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the pot. 

boneless, skinless chicken breasts in liquid in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot and turned the steam release handle to the sealing position.

Then I set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 12 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I turned the steam release handle to the venting position and did a quick release.

I removed the cooked chicken breasts from the pot and used two forks to shred them. 

shredded chicken breast on a cutting board

I set aside 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from the Instant Pot and discarded the rest.

Then I returned the 1/2 cup of liquid to the pot, along with the shredded chicken some BBQ sauce and honey.

barbecue sauce and liquid honey added to shredded chicken in an Instant Pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together until the shredded chicken was completely coated in sauce.

Then I set the Instant Pot to Saute Normal for 10 minutes.

I left the chicken to simmer in the sauce, stirring occasionally so that nothing stuck to the bottom of the pot.

While the chicken and sauce were simmering I poured some shredded coleslaw mix into a mixing bowl and added some creamy coleslaw dressing.

shredded coleslaw mix and creamy coleslaw dressing in a mixing bowl

I stirred the coleslaw until it was completely coated in the dressing and then set it aside.

Then I lay some large hamburger buns on a baking sheet and toasted them in the oven.

When the chicken was done cooking, I scooped it on to the hamburger buns. 

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

Then I placed some coleslaw and French’s fried onions on top of the chicken on the buns.

These shredded chicken sandwiches are tender and juicy.

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

The coleslaw and French’s fried onions add great texture and flavour.

If you are looking for an easy Instant Pot chicken dinner idea, then you need to try these Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

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Yield: 4 large sandwiches

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are an easy and delicious dinner perfect for weeknights. These shredded chicken sandwiches with honey BBQ sauce are topped with coleslaw and French's fried onions.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour the condensed chicken broth, water, 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and onion powder into the Instant Pot.
  2. Stir well until the BBQ sauce is completely dissolved into the liquid.
  3. Place the chicken breasts into the liquid in the Instant Pot.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the steam release handle to the sealing position.
  5. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 12 minutes.
  6. Once the Instant Pot is finished cooking, turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  7. Remove the cooked chicken breasts from the Instant Pot and use two forks to shred them.
  8. Set aside 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from the Instant Pot and discard the rest.
  9. Return the 1/2 cup of liquid to the Instant Pot.
  10. Add the shredded chicken, 1 cup BBQ sauce and honey to the Instant Pot.
  11. Stir well until all of the chicken is coated in sauce.
  12. Set the Instant Pot to Saute Normal for 10 minutes.
  13. Leave the chicken to simmer in the sauce, stir occasionally to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
  14. While the chicken is simmering, pour the coleslaw mix and dressing into a mixing bowl.
  15. Stir until all of the coleslaw mix is coated in dressing and then set aside.
  16. Toast the hamburger buns in the oven or toaster oven if desired.
  17. Spoon the chicken onto the hamburger buns and top with coleslaw and French's fried onions.
  18. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • this recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 956

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