Easy Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Chicken

Shredded BBQ Chicken made in the Instant Pot with minimal ingredients! Great for tacos, in wraps or salads.



  1. Add oil to Instant Pot and set to Saute function on Medium
  2. Season chicken on both sides with seasonings
  3. Once Saute setting is ‘Hot’ add chicken breasts
  4. Allow to cook for 3 minutes on each side and cancel Saute setting
  5. Add water and 1 Cup of BBQ Sauce (reserving the remaining 1/2 Cup)
  6. Set Instant Pot to Manual Pressure Cook for 9 Minutes on High and start, once complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, press pressure release valve to release any remaining steam
  7. Carefully open Instant Pot and transfer chicken to a bowl, add remains 1/2 Cup of BBQ sauce and use two forks to shred chicken


*Always refer to Users Manual when operating Pressure Cooker

*Make this recipe quicker by skipping the Saute portion – Just add all ingredient (minus remaining BBQ Sauce) and set straight to Pressure Cook setting