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Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken

When you don’t feel like firing up the grill you can do it the lazy way and make Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken! It’s damn good and requires no effort. Eat it in low carb tortilla shells, in lettuce leaves (but only if you’re a chick), on top of salad, or just with an effing fork.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Natural Pressure Release10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pulled BBQ chicken, low carb pulled BBQ chicken, pulled BBQ chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 166kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • ½ cup water


  • Add the chicken to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the BBQ sauce and water.
  • Put the cover on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to “seal”, and set it for 10 minutes on manual, high pressure.
  • Let it do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then turn the valve to “vent”.
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks and serve.


  • Shred the chicken breast with an electric hand mixer if you have one to save time
  • See our notes in the article for how to meal prep this pulled chicken


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 424mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg