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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken

Quick and easy meal using your Instant Pot

Author Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  • 3-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken I like to use a mix of thighs and breasts
  • 8 ounces Dr. Peper
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce divided 3/4 cup for cooking, 3/4 cup for serving
  • buns or bread for serving


  1. Place chicken in the Instant Pot.
  2. In a bowl or large measuring cup mix together Dr Pepper and 3/4 cup bbq sauce. Pour over chicken.
  3. Place lid on the Instant and lock into place. Be sure the valve is set to sealing.
  4. Cook on manual for 18 minutes. If using more than three pounds of meat increase time.
  5. Let pressure release naturally.
  6. When pressure has released remove lid.
  7. Remove chicken from pot and shred to desired texture.
  8. Pour 1/2- 1 cup of liquid from Instant Pot over chicken. Add remaining 3/4 cup of bbq sauce to chicken mixture and stir to combine well. Add more liquid from Instant Pot if desired.
  9. Serve on buns, bread, over baked potatoes, or as is.