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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Make this simple yet flavor packed buffalo chicken in your Instant Pot and have a base for many meals to come! Buffalo Chicken is easy to make yet so tasty!

buffalo chicken in a white bowl with utensils

Buffalo Chicken is is usually served fried and coated with a tangy and spicy sauce.  But, not today!  Just shred the chicken and it can be used in everything from sandwiches to wraps to salads and more.
 
My Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is a versatile recipe that’s great for making quick lunches or dinners. 
 
You can easily make up a batch ahead of time, freeze it, and use it to make any number of recipes.  Love buffalo chicken? Also make my Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip! Love making batches of shredded meat for later? Try my Instant Pot Chicken Tacos or Instant Pot Shredded Beef.
chicken and bufflo sauce in an instant pot

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Buffalo Chicken In Your Instant Pot

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce

Change sauces to make it spicier or more mild.

shredded buffalo chicken in a glass bowl with tongs

How To Make Buffalo Chicken In An Instant Pot

  1. Add chicken, broth and 1/4 cup buffalo sauce to Instant Pot
  2. Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 12 minutes
  3. Allow at least 5 minutes for natural pressure release then turn valve to release remaining pressure
  4. Remove chicken to a separate bowl and shred
  5. Mix with additional buffalo sauce and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid
  6. Discard remaining liquid

Portion chicken into resealable freezer bags, label, freeze, and use within 3 months.  

buffalo chicken portions in freezer bags

Pro Tips…

Make your chicken as spicy or mild as you want by choosing a different sauce.  
 
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to have chicken on hand.  Who doesn’t need a little help on busy evenings to make a quick meal?  
 
When you meal prep Buffalo Chicken, portion the chicken into resealable freezer bags and store in the refrigerator for up 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. 

buffalo chicken in a white bowl with utensils

buffalo chicken in a white bowl with utensils

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

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Make this simple yet flavor packed buffalo chicken in your Instant Pot and have a base for many meals to come! Buffalo Chicken is easy to make yet so tasty!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • Add chicken, broth and 1/4 cup buffalo sauce to Instant Pot
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 12 minutes
  • Allow at least 5 minutes for natural pressure release then turn valve to release remaining pressure
  • Remove chicken to a separate bowl and shred
  • Mix with additional buffalo sauce and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid
  • Discard remaining liquid

Notes

  • Choose a different sauce to make spicy or mild
  • Recipe can be doubled or tripled
  • Store leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 days in fridge

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1858mg | Potassium: 886mg | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 261kcal

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