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Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe


The tangy sweet sauce in these Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches is so good! A perfect family dinner that comes together easily in your pressure cooker and makes a great freezer meal.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Coleslaw Recipe


Use your pressure cooker to make these simple Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches without heating up your kitchen (perfect for hot summer days!).

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Ingredients in Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches:

  • chicken breasts
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • teriyaki sauce
  • lemon juice
  • garlic salt
  • minced garlic
  • water
hawaiian bbq chicken shredded in a bowl

How to make Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches:

  • Place frozen chicken breasts in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic salt, and minced garlic on top of chicken.
  • Pour in water, but don’t mix it in with the sauce.
  • Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to SEALING. Press the MANUAL (PRESSURE COOK) button and set timer for 18 minutes.
  • When the timer is done, let the pressure do a NATURAL RELEASE for 5 minutes. Then move the valve from sealing to VENTING and let the rest of the pressure release.
  • Remove chicken from Instant Pot and shred using 2 forks (it should fall apart fairly easily). Place shredded chicken back in the Instant Pot with all the juices and stir together.
  • To make coleslaw, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, and pepper, in a large bowl. Add your shredded cabbage.
  • Place a scoop of shredded chicken on your bun and top with a scoop of coleslaw. Top with extra barbecue sauce if desired and serve.
coleslaw in a bowl to put on top of bbq chicken sandwiches

How to turn this into a freezer meal:

  • Place chicken breasts, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic salt, and minced garlic into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
  • When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/3 cup of water in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 25 minutes . Do a 5 minute NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.
  • If you are looking for more freezer meals, be sure to check out all of our favorite freezer meal recipes.

What to serve with Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches:

Serves: 6

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Sweet and tangy Hawaiian BBQ makes these chicken sandwiches a family favorite.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 18 mins

Pressurize Time 10 mins

Total Time 44 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • cup water

Homemade Coleslaw

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage

Other

  • 6 hamburger buns
  • extra BBQ sauce as needed

Instructions

  • Place frozen chicken breasts in the bottom of the Instant Pot.

  • Add Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic salt, and minced garlic on top of chicken.

  • Pour in water, but don’t mix it in with the sauce.

  • Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to SEALING. Press the MANUAL (PRESSURE COOK) button and set timer for 18 minutes.

  • When the timer is done, let the pressure do a NATURAL RELEASE for 5 minutes. Then move the valve from sealing to VENTING and let the rest of the pressure release.

  • Remove chicken from Instant Pot and shred using 2 forks (it should fall apart fairly easily). Place shredded chicken back in the Instant Pot with all the juices and stir together.

  • To make coleslaw, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, and pepper, in a large bowl. Add your shredded cabbage.

  • Place a scoop of shredded chicken on your bun and top with a scoop of coleslaw. Top with extra barbecue sauce if desired and serve.

Notes

To make this into a freezer meal:

  • Place chicken breasts, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic salt, and minced garlic into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 90 days.
  • When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1/3 cup of water in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 25 minutes . Do a 5 minute NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 501 kcal · Carbohydrates: 63 g · Protein: 31 g · Fat: 13 g · Saturated Fat: 2 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 79 mg · Sodium: 2273 mg · Potassium: 755 mg · Fiber: 2 g · Sugar: 36 g · Vitamin A: 206 IU · Vitamin C: 19 mg · Calcium: 125 mg · Iron: 3 mg

Recipe Details

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Author: Camille Beckstrand

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