Instant Pot buffalo chicken is an easy and healthy dinner that can be served so many different ways. Just add everything to the Instant Pot and cook! This makes a great meal prep recipe.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Instant Pot buffalo chicken is an easy and healthy dinner that can be served so many different ways. Just add everything to the Instant Pot and cook! This makes a great meal prep recipe.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 256
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 3 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4-5 large breasts)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup FRANK'S REDHOT® buffalo wings sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley. Rub seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts and place the chicken in the Instant Pot.
  • Add chopped onion to the Instant Pot over the chicken.
  • Whisk together buffalo wing sauce, broth, and vinegar. Pour into the Instant Pot over everything.
  • Press the "Manual" button, and then using the "+" or "-" buttons adjust the cook time to 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up, let the pressure release manually for 5 minutes, then carefully turn the knob from "sealing" to "venting" and wait for the float valve to go down. At this point remove the lid, using care as the steam will be hot.
  • Remove the chicken breasts and shred using your preferred method. You can place them on a cutting board and shred using two forks, or use the paddle attachment of a stand mixer (see note in post above).
  • Press the "Saute" button on the Instant Pot to thicken the cooking liquid into a sauce. Remove 2 tbsp of the liquid and add to a small bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Slowly drizzle cornstarch slurry into the Instant Pot while stirring. Stir frequently as the sauce thickens.
  • Once thickened to your liking, add back shredded chicken and stir to coat. Serve Instant Pot buffalo chicken on salads, sandwiches, tacos, sliders, and more!

Notes

Inactive time is an estimate of 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure and for the 5 minute natural release at the end.
 
The nutritional info is an estimate for the chicken and sauce and does not include what you might serve it with.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 44.1g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 428mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.6g | Iron: 1.3mg