Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

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Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

It’s officially y’all, I’m part of the Instant Pot tribe!!

After many requests from readers for Instant Pot recipes, I joined the club and will be sharing new pressure cooker recipes made in the Instant Pot every month!

I decided to start out with something simple, but useful, and one of my personal favorites, buffalo chicken.

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Making shredded chicken is one of the first things I tried in the Instant Pot, as I’ve been using my traditional pressure cooker for years to make shredded chicken for recipes like my famous Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne, Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches and BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese.

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

For the Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken, I simply added my favorite buffalo sauce to the Instant Pot with the chicken, pressed the poultry button and walked away. It’s seriously that easy!

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

The great thing about this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe is that you can use it to make meals all week for lunch or dinner!

For every pound of chicken, you’ll want to add ¾ cup of buffalo sauce to the Instant Pot. For this recipe, I used two pounds of chicken and 1 ½ cups buffalo sauce, which is 12 oz, or the standard size bottle of Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Sauce.

Depending on how many recipes you want to prep for the week, you might want to make more chicken. Each pound of chicken will yield approximately 3 cups of shredded buffalo chicken. I’ve listed how many cups of buffalo chicken you’ll need for each recipe below. You can use this guide to determine how much Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken you’ll need to make for a weekly menu of buffalo chicken goodness!

  1. Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 4
    • Time to make: 29 minutes
  2. Buffalo Chicken Taco Ring
    • You’ll need: 3 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 4-6
    • Time to make: 29 minutes
  3. Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 4-6
    • Time to make: 50 minutes
  4. Buffalo Chicken Dip Taco Cups
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 6 taco cups
    • Time to make: 29 minutes
  5. Buffalo Chicken Wrap
    • You’ll need: 1 cup buffalo chicken
    • Serves 1
    • Time to make: 5 minutes
  6. Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas
    • You’ll need: 3 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 4-6
    • Time to make: 15 minutes
  7. Buffalo Chicken Salad Sliders
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 8 sliders
    • Time to make: 10 minutes
  8. Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Lasagna 
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 6-8
    • Time to make: 1 hour
  9. Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 6 phyllo rolls
    • Time to make: 29 minutes
  10. Buffalo Chicken Dip
    • You’ll need: 3 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 6-8
    • Time to make: 35 minutes
  11. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
    • You’ll need: 2 cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 6 grilled cheese sandwiches
    • Time to make: 10 minutes
  12. Jalapeno Buffalo Chicken Dip Sliders
    • You’ll need: 1 ½ cups buffalo chicken
    • Serves 12 sliders
    • Time to make: 25 minutes

For each of these recipes, when made with the Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken, you do not need to toss extra buffalo sauce with the chicken. The above time to make each recipe is in addition to the time to make the Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken.

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Who’s ready for some serious buffalo chicken goodness in their life?!

What other Instant Pot recipes would you like to see on the blog? Comment below and let me know!

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet? You can also make this recipe in the slow cooker. Simply, add the chicken and buffalo sauce to a slow cooker and set to low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours, then shred the chicken in the sauce in the slow cooker, just as you would in the Instant Pot.

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

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Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 cups shredded buffalo chicken
Calories 172 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz buffalo sauce

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken and buffalo sauce to an Instant Pot.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the steam release is set to “sealing”.
  3. Press the poultry button and allow the chicken to pressure cook.
  4. When the Instant Pot beeps 3 times, it's done cooking.
  5. Wait 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to cool down before removing the lid.
  6. Once the lid is removed, shred the chicken with two forks and toss with the buffalo sauce.
  7. Remove from the Instant Pot and serve immediately with your favorite buffalo chicken recipe, or place in a plastic container in the refrigerator for later use.

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Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!