Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Whether you’re hungry for a speedy weeknight meal or a tasty game-day bite, these Instant Pot buffalo chicken sliders have your name written all over them! They’re packed with flavor, done in less than thirty minutes, and they can even be made from (sshhhhhh!) frozen chicken breasts. If that’s not fast and fresh and fabulous, I don’t know what is! #InstantPot #BuffaloChicken #sliders

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

To get these Buffalo Chicken Sliders going, you’ll place 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts into your Instant Pot. You can actually use frozen chicken breasts if you don’t have time for a thaw, just double the cooking time! Sprinkle your chicken with 2-3 teaspoons of your favorite dry ranch dressing mix to give it a zesty little kick that balances out that hot sauce nicely. (I like Lutz’s Ranch Dressing Mix)

In a separate bowl you’ll mix chicken broth with 1/3 cup hot sauce and a teaspoon of granulated garlic. If you’ve made your own chicken broth, great! But a box from the store will work just fine. Pour this mixture over your chicken, lock the lid into place, and turn the valve to seal.

Crank Up The Pressure for Buffalo Chicken!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders in less than 30 minutes!

Choose manual setting on High Pressure for 15 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure. During this time you can prep your slider toppings. Toast the buns. Shred some sharp cheddar cheese. Chop scallions. Whip up some bleu-cheese or ranch dressing. Then, when the timer sounds, use a full natural release to remove all pressure from the Instant Pot. Carefully open the Instant Pot and remove the chicken breasts from the pot, placing them onto a cutting board. Your chicken is ready to shred!

To make your Buffalo Chicken Sauce:

Remove a small portion of the liquids remaining in the pot to a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch until smooth; return this mixture to the pot. Using the sauté setting simmer the liquids, whisking until smooth and thickened. It should smell heavenly!

Meanwhile, shred the chicken on the cutting board, using your fingers (if cool enough) or two forks (I really like my Foley Fork); return chicken to the pot and combine with the thickened Buffalo sauce.

To assemble sliders, top each slider roll as desired with your favorite dressing, cheese, buffalo chicken, and a sprinkling of scallions. Serve warm.

Need a low-carb option? Buffalo Chicken is delicious served bun-less, too! Just put it in a bowl with your favorite toppings!

Low-Carb Option: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders in less than 30 minutes!

Printable Recipe for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken:

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, sliders

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2-3 tsp. dry Lutz’s Ranch Dressing Mix original or chipotle
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1-2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 scallions sliced
  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 12 slider buns

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts into the Instant Pot; sprinkle ranch dressing mix over chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, hot sauce, and garlic; pour over chicken in Instant Pot.
  3. Lock Instant Pot lid into place and turn valve to seal. Choose manual setting on High Pressure for 15 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure. When timer sounds, use a full natural release to remove all pressure from the Instant Pot.
  4. Open the Instant Pot and remove the chicken breasts from the pot, placing them onto a cutting board. Remove a small portion of the liquids remaining in the pot to a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch until smooth; return this mixture to the pot. Using the sauté setting simmer the liquids, whisking until smooth and thickened.
  5. Meanwhile, shred the chicken on the cutting board, using your fingers (if cool enough) or two forks; return chicken to the pot and combine with the thickened sauce.
  6. To assemble sliders, top each slider roll as desired with ranch dressing, cheese, buffalo chicken, and a sprinkling of scallions. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

**Sliders are also delicious served with bleu cheese dressing in lieu of the ranch dressing. Need a low-carb option? Buffalo Chicken is delicious served bun-less with toppings, as desired.

***If using frozen chicken breasts, double your cooking time. So it will be high pressure for 30 minutes instead of 15!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders are perfect for your next tailgate or a quick weeknight meal with a kick!

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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