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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sammys and Slaw

A crowd pleaser made in the Instant Pot or crock pot! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crowd pleaser, easy dinner recipe, Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Author Linda Spiker

Ingredients

For chicken:

  • 2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
  • 4 bone in skin on thighs
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2- 1 3/4 cups warm BBQ Sauce
  • Desired amount of sandwich buns

For Slaw:

  • 2/3 head small green cabbage very thinly sliced and then chopped
  • 1/4 head small purple cabbage very thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 large carrot grated finely
  • 1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 cup good quality Mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To make this recipe quickly, prepare coleslaw while chicken is in the Instant Pot.

Chicken using Instant Pot:

  1. Salt and pepper chicken to taste, set aside
  2. Place broth, onions and garlic in bottom of Instant Pot
  3. Add wire rack trivet and place chicken on top
  4. Plug in Instant Pot (yeah, you gotta do that)
  5. Seal the Instant Pot lid closed and make sure steam vent is in 'sealed' position
  6. Press "manual", "high pressure" and press the + or - button until the timer says 15 minutes
  7. Wait a few seconds and the machine will say "on" and make a beep. That's it. The pressure will build and soon the machine will cook and count down the minutes. When it gets to zero you'll hear a beep and the machine will switch over to "low" keeping the chicken warm until you are ready to shred.
  8. With a hot pad or wooden spoon carefully turn steam vent to 'open' and allow steam to completely release before opening lid.
  9. Remove chicken, discarding broth and onions
  10. Use forks to remove skin from chicken (discard)
  11. Remove meat from bones and use two forks or kitchen aid 'flat beater' to shred chicken (see instructions in blog post above)
  12. Add warm bbq sauce and mix thoroughly, place on top of a bun, add coleslaw and enjoy!

Chicken Using Crock Pot:

  1. Salt and pepper chicken to taste, set aside
  2. Place broth, onions and garlic in bottom of crock pot, add chicken on top
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours
  4. Remove chicken, discarding broth and onions
  5. Use forks to remove skin from chicken (discard)
  6. Remove meat from bones and use two forks or kitchen aid 'flat beater' to shred chicken (see instructions in blog post above)
  7. Add warm BBQ sauce to chicken and mix thoroughly, place meat on a bun and top with coleslaw. Enjoy!

For Cole Slaw:

  1. Prepare veggies and toss in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients, drizzle over cabbage and carrots, toss. Season with sea salt and pepper if needed.