September 29, 2022

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is a quick and easy way to cook and flavor your chicken! Cook for a crowd or meal prep with this recipe!

“It tastes like chicken with buffalo sauce on it.” – Mr. FFF

Not even going to beat around the bush here. This is not an ultra fancy recipe.

It’s not me getting creative with buffalo sauce like when I made you paleo buffalo chicken spaghetti squash casserole or healthy buffalo chicken dip with cauliflower.

It’s not veggie packed air-fryer buffalo cauliflower recipe…

…BUT it is DELICIOUS, easy and perfect to throw together in a pinch to use for dinner, meal prep OR to feed a crowd on game day.

So…that’s a win!

Why this is the EASIEST Dinner

I’m all about a quick and simple recipe to make dinnertime easier- SIGN. ME. UP! Let’s face it, after a busy day doing ALL the things, you sometimes don’t have the energy to put into an elaborate meal and that’s okay! Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken to the rescue! Today’s recipe is simple to make, fast as can be thanks to the instant pot, and only requires a handful of ingredients to put together! Just like whole30 keto chili in the instant pot and instant pot turmeric tahini chicken soup, this recipe cuts down on cooking time AND does all the work for you. You are going to love how easy it is to make a healthy and tasty meal after a busy day!

Ingredients Needed

To cook up a pot of this buffalo chicken instant pot, the list of ingredients you will need is short and simple! Nothing fancy and no words you can’t pronounce = my favorite kind of recipe! Here’s what you’ll need to round up to get started:

Boneless Skinless Chicken BreastBuffalo Sauce (whole30 version if desired)SaltPepper

How to make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken 


Place the chicken into your instant pot and add the rest of the ingredients. 


Cover the instant pot with its lid, set it to sealing and cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Do an instant steam release and then check to ensure the chicken is fully cooked. 


Remove the chicken from the sauce in the instant pot and shred it, then add it back to the instant pot. 


Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken on a burger bun

How to make it Paleo or Whole30

Making buffalo chicken in the instant pot is SO fast and easy, but did you know that you can also tweak the recipe a bit to suit your family’s dietary preferences and needs? You can use the paleo or whole30 friendly buffalo sauce of your choice and it will be delicious! 

How to shred cooked chicken

First, remove the cooked chicken breasts from the instant pot, leaving the sauce in the pot. Next, you’re going to shred it- I find this easiest to do by using 2 forks to pull it apart. If you’d rather cut it into bite sized pieces with a large knife, feel free to do so.

How to use Buffalo Chicken

There are SO many ways to get creative with buffalo chicken. You can use it to make Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Poppers or cook up some low carb healthy quesadillas and use buffalo chicken instead of bbq chicken. It would also be so tasty piled high on your favorite toasted bun as a sandwich or sprinkled over a pan of crispy nachos! 

How to Freeze

It’s easy to cook, easy to use, and SO easy to freeze! If you’ve got leftovers of this tasty chicken or you simply made a double batch to enjoy later, you’ve got the right idea! Simply place the cooked buffalo chicken in a freezer style zip lock bag or a freezer safe, airtight container. Label the chicken with the date and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

More healthy instant pot recipes

asian instant pot pork tenderloineasy paleo italian meatballs in the instant potcheesy instant pot chicken and rice casserole with broccoli


Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is a quick and easy way to cook and flavor your chicken! Cook for a crowd or meal prep with this recipe!Course DinnerCuisine AmericanPrep Time 5minutesCook Time 10minutesPressurizing 10minutesTotal Time 25minutesServings 4PeopleCalories 125kcalAuthor Taylor Kiser


Instant pot


1LbBoneless skinless chicken breast1CupBuffalo sauce(whole30 version if desired)1/4tspSaltPinch of pepper


Place the chicken into your Instant pot and add all the ingredients.

Cover, set to sealing and cook on manual high pressure for 10 mins.

Do an Instant steam release (you can check that the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees F) and then remove the chicken.

Shred and stir back into the sauce.



Calories: 125kcalProtein: 23gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 1000mgPotassium: 75mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Sea Salt

Black Pepper

Buffalo Sauce


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Published Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:24:00 +0000

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