Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is my husband favorite and quite honest is a recipe that it’s so easy to make and you can enjoy it in so many ways.

This Buffalo chicken Instant Pot recipe can be enjoyed as toppings, wraps, in salads, on top of Air Fryer Potato Skins, you name it you got it!

Learn how to make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken that is super easy and so delicious. This simple buffalo chicken made using an Instant Pot is easy to freeze.

How to make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Let’s begin by gathering our ingredients.

What are the ingredients to make Buffalo Chicken?

The ingredients to make Buffalo Chicken using your Instant Pot are:

  • boneless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • yellow onion
  • minced garlic
  • chicken broth
  • hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce

Now that you have gathered all your ingredients to make IP Buffalo Chicken, follow the steps below to finish making the recipe.

Uncover your Instant Pot and plug it in and press the Sauté button.

Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot Liner and heat.

Once the oil is heated, add the onion, salt and garlic into the Instant Pot and stir often.

Stir for about 2 to 3 minutes until translucent.

Next, add the chicken and brown on both sides.

Once the chicken is browned, add the chicken broth and hot sauce and stir.

Close Instant Pot and press the Manual button or Pressure Cook button, set to high and 15 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot is done allow it to Natural Release for 10 minutes and then Quick Release the pressure.

Open the Instant Pot and shred your chicken using a fork.

Your Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is ready!

Can you freeze Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken?

Yes, you can! Using a freezer friendly bag or container pour the cooled chicken sealed and date. When you are ready to enjoy it, thaw it and reheat it.

You can just add the ingredients uncooked and when you are ready add them to your Instant Pot and cook it too.

Shredded Buffalo Instant Pot Recipe

Now that you know how to create this Buffalo Chicken it is time to print the recipe with the precise measurements.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 31 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes


  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce


Turn on sauté function on your Instant Pot.

Add and heat the olive oil. Add the onion, salt and garlic. Stirring often, cook 2-3 minutes, or until translucent.

Add your chicken and cook 2-3 minutes or until brown on both sides.

Add chicken broth and hot sauce and stir.

Lock the lid on your Instant Pot and set to high pressure and cook for 15 minutes. Release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and release remaining pressure.

Shred chicken with a fork. Drain sauce and set aside for dipping sauce. Optional

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1647mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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