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Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 10-12 1x
  • category Category: Chicken
  • method Method: Instant Pot
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

An Easy Shredded Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe that’s fall apart tender, flavorful and incredibly saucy. This healthy dinner in ready in 30 minutes – perfect on top of sandwiches, sweet potatoes, salads and more.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablepoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce (I used Stubbs Original)
  • 1/4 cup chicken bone broth

Instructions

  1. To an instant pot add chicken breast, chicken thighs, spices, onions, bbq sauce and chicken broth.
  2. Close lid and secure.
  3. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cooker setting, on High for 14 minutes.
  4. Once done, do a natural release for 15 minutes then press the pressure valve to do a forced release for the rest.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks, a stand mixer or a hand mixer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 372 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 33 mg

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