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Close up of pressure cooker BBQ chicken served in a burger bun.

Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken

It's so quick and easy to make a batch of shredded BBQ chicken in your pressure cooker. You just need four ingredients and it's ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ pulled chicken, how to make shredded chicken, Instant Pot shredded chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Release pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 465kcal
Author Tanya



  • Place chicken, chicken broth, and bbq seasoning in pressure cooker insert.
  • Close and cook high pressure for 14 min.
  • After the 14 minutes, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release for 10 min. Quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove chicken and place in a large bowl and shred. Add bbq sauce and serve how you like.


  • I prefer to use a combo of chicken breast and thighs for this recipe for optimal texture and flavor. You can use one or the other if you choose.
  • This is great to use as sandwiches, over rice, on pizza, and so much more.
  • Do not add the bbq sauce to the pressure cooker while it is pressure cooking.


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 4mg