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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken sliders make an easy, quick meal or appetizer for a gathering. The BBQ chicken is made in the Instant Pot, and the sliders are quick to assemble.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

These Instant Pot BBQ chicken sliders are topped with onions and pickles. They make the perfect light meal, and are also great for an appetizer if you’re looking for something quick to eat before the main meal!

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

Why stand over the stove when the Instant Pot can do all the work? These sliders are ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy night, which happens a lot around here!

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

What are sliders?

Sliders are typically little hamburgers or sandwiches around 2″ in diameter. They can be stuffed with your favorite ingredients and are perfect for parties because they are handheld.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

What goes with bbq chicken sliders?

Sliders pair well with your favorite sandwich and hamburger sides like chips, fries, salads and fruit.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made in a matter of minutes
  • Perfect for a light meal or quick appetizer
  • Perfect for families or parties
instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • BBQ sauce
  • Purple onion
  • Kosher pickle chips
  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Water
instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients

How to make this recipe

1 – Put water at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot with the chicken breast on top.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients

2 – Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.

3 – Manually release the pressure once finished cooking. Remove the chicken from the instant pot and pour out the water.

4 – Shred the chicken, return to Instant Pot and place on sauté. Add the BBQ sauce and sauté for 1 minute.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients

5 – Half the rolls with a knife and place bottoms of rolls in a 9″ x 9″ baking pan.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients

6 – Spread shredded BBQ chicken across the rolls, top with sliced onions, pickles and then top bun.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients
instant pot bbq chicken sliders ingredients

7 – Broil sliders on high for 90 seconds (Or less depending on your oven. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.). Remove and serve.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

How do I store my leftover bbq chicken sliders?

The leftovers sliders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

instant pot bbq chicken sliders on a plate

Can I freeze my bbq chicken sliders?

Yes! Carefully transfer the sliders to a freezer safe container. They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, thaw the sliders in the refrigerator overnight. Place the thawed sliders in the oven and cook at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Please Note

The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn’t actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.

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Calories per serving (1 slider): 170

Yield: 9 Servings

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders

chicken sliders on a white plate

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken sliders make an easy, quick meal or appetizer for a gathering. The BBQ chicken is made in the Instant Pot, and the sliders are quick to assemble.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 8oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 medium purple onion, sliced thin
  • 9 kosher pickle chips
  • 9 Hawaiian sweet rolls

Instructions

1. Put water at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot with the chicken breast on top.

2. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.

3. Manually release the pressure once finished cooking. Remove the chicken from the instant pot and pour out the water.

4. Shred the chicken, return to Instant Pot and place on sauté. Add the BBQ sauce and sauté for 1 minute.

5. Half the rolls with a knife and place bottoms of rolls in a 9" x 9" baking pan.

6. Spread shredded BBQ chicken across the rolls, top with sliced onions, pickles and then top bun.

7. Broil sliders on high for 90 seconds (Or less depending on your oven. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.). Remove and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Did you make this recipe?

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Other Instant Pot recipes you’ll love

Chicken Curry

Asian Beef

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Fried Rice

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Enjoy!

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Beth

Monday 29th of March 2021

Yum! This looks so delicious and very tasty! Can’t wait to give this a try!

simplylowcal

Monday 29th of March 2021

Thanks, Beth!

Anjali

Monday 29th of March 2021

These little sliders were super easy to make and turned out great! They were the perfect easy lunch for us this weekend!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

Sara Welch

Monday 29th of March 2021

Another great recipe for my Instant Pot! Served these for dinner last night and they do not disappoint; so delicious-the whole family loved them!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed them, Sara! :)

Michelle

Monday 29th of March 2021

Never thought to use my IP to make bbq chicken sliders! Can't wait to make these! Yum!

simplylowcal

Monday 29th of March 2021

Thanks, Michelle! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Agnieszka

Monday 29th of March 2021

So simple and delicious! Can't wait to try on a busy weeknight. Looks like my kids will love them, too!

simplylowcal

Monday 29th of March 2021

I hope you give them a try soon. :)

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