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Instant Pot Chicken with Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken with Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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How To Make Instant Pot Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

Full of flavor, this instant pot chicken breast is pressure-cooked with ranch and seasonings, deliciously coated with barbecue sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4cupswater
  • 1ozdry ranch dressing mix,(1 package) such as Hidden Valley Ranch®
  • 1tbsppoultry seasoning
  • 1tbspground black pepper,or to taste
  • 4tspsalt
  • 2frozen large chicken breast,skinless boneless, halves
  • 18ozbarbecue sauce,(1 bottle)


  1. Whisk water, ranch dressing mix, poultry seasoning, pepper, and salt together in the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as an instant pot).

  2. Add chicken breasts. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer to 3 minutes. Allow for pressure to build for about 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Release pressure for about 13 to 18 minutes using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Unlock and remove the lid. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Coat with barbecue sauce.


  • Calories: 869.75kcal
  • Fat: 26.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.15g
  • Fiber: 3.42g
  • Sugar: 86.05g
  • Protein: 48.06g
  • Cholesterol: 148.70mg
  • Sodium: 2781.87mg
  • Calcium: 160.53mg
  • Potassium: 1138.14mg
  • Iron: 4.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.79mg
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