the baker upstairs: Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

2.17.2017

Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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These instant pot barbecue chicken sandwiches are so juicy and flavorful, and so easy to make!

These instant pot barbecue chicken sandwiches are so juicy and flavorful, and so easy to make!

I'm just going to say it: these are the best barbecue chicken sandwiches ever! I should have known that my Instant Pot would come through for me once again, with flavorful, tender, juicy meat. It's a miracle worker! This recipe came about because I was stuck at home with a sick kiddo and wasn't able to do my grocery shopping as usual. The fridge was nearly empty, and I was racking my brain, trying to think what to make, and I saw a half empty bottle of barbecue sauce. I whipped up a quick sauce with a few other ingredients, pulled some chicken out of the freezer, and had a quick and easy meal! 

These instant pot barbecue chicken sandwiches are so juicy and flavorful, and so easy to make!

I served the chicken with the homemade hamburger buns I posted about on Wednesday, and they were perfect together! I was pretty proud of myself for making our dinner almost completely from scratch, too. These sandwiches were so good that everyone in my family begged for seconds, and devoured the leftovers the next day. We will definitely be making these again!

These instant pot barbecue chicken sandwiches are so juicy and flavorful, and so easy to make!
Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

2 pounds chicken breast (I used frozen)
salt and pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place in the bottom of the Instant Pot. In a small bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cook on high pressure for 24 minutes for frozen chicken, or 20 minutes for thawed chicken. Let pressure release naturally, then pull out the chicken breasts and shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the pot and toss to coat with sauce. Serve hot on fresh rolls.

* Note: If you don't have an Instant Pot, you could easily make this in the slow cooker. Add the chicken to the slow cooker, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour the sauce over the top. Cook on high 3-4 hours, then shred.

adapted from Family Fresh Meals
These instant pot barbecue chicken sandwiches are so juicy and flavorful, and so easy to make!

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