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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is made with only 5 ingredients! This easy dinner recipe is kid friendly and so versatile — serve on tacos, over nachos, as sandwiches, you name it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, instant pot, shredded chicken
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (28 oz) bottle BBQ sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Original
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce I used Tabasco Chipotle
  • 1 tablespoon bbq seasoning I used McCormick Grill Mates BBQ Dry Rub


  • Grease a 6 quart Instant Pot with cooking spray.
  • Pour in chicken broth, then top with chicken breasts.
  • Layer on BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and bbq seasoning — don’t stir, this helps avoid a BURN reading.
  • Cover and lock the lid — be sure the pressure valve is pointing toward SEALING.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes, then flip the valve to do a quick release.
  • Shred chicken directly in the Instant Pot, taste and re-season, if necessary, then serve as desired and enjoy!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1664mg | Potassium: 902mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg