Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It’s the perfect recipe for summer BBQ’s, quick meals after ballgames or really any time of the year.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Instant pot Hawaiian BBQ chicken sandwiches make an easy meal. 

Whenever I have a busy week ahead, I always put this delicious recipe on the menu plan. The instant pot makes it so quick and easy while the flavor can’t be beat.

I have never met a crowd that didn’t love these tangy sandwiches. The meat is really tender and you will think it was slow cooked all day. Serve it for family dinner, parties and more and be prepared for everyone to want the recipe.

If we are going to be gone all day, I make our Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken. With such yummy options, dinner is a breeze. Whether you use the slow cooker or pressure cooker, you will love this recipe.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Why we love this recipe:

  • They are fast to make and feed a crowd. The entire family will love them.
  • This recipe is budget friendly. You won’t ruin your grocery budget with these sandwiches.
  • The Hawaiian sandwiches have just a hint of sweetness from the pineapple. Combine that with the tang from the BBQ sauce and you have an amazing meal.
  • It’s versatile and easy to also serve on sliders for parties or kids. Sliders are always fun and tasty.
  • Chicken breasts are delicious but you can easily substitute chicken thighs too. Use what you have! We are fans of seeing what is in the freezer first or on sale at the grocery store.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Supplies you need:

  • Instant Pot – I love the 8 quart size and love it. You can see all the options here.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Let’s get started with Instant pot Hawaiian chicken!

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Barbecue Sauce – You can use any brand you prefer but we love to make this easy homemade barbecue sauce.
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Buns- hamburger buns, ciabatta buns, sliders, rolls and more make great options.
  • Coleslaw (for Topping) – We love this homemade slaw recipe.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

How to make Instant pot Hawaiian bbq chicken:

First, add the chicken and onions in the pressure cooker.  Place the pineapple with juice on top of the chicken and pour the BBQ sauce over everything.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Second, put the lid on and make sure it is set to sealing. Use the manual button and set the pressure time for 25 minutes.

Once finished cooking, manually remove the pressure.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Lastly, shred the chicken. The meat should be tender so this will be easy.

Jump to recipe at the bottom and get all the details.

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

How to serve:

  • The shredded chicken is awesome on buns such as ciabatta, rolls, hamburger buns or anything you have.
  • Make sliders if you want smaller portions.
  • We serve with coleslaw on top but this is optional if you have kiddos that don’t care for this. Make sure to try the best coleslaw recipe.
  • Leftovers are great on baked potatoes or sweet potatoes. We often serve this the following day and it’s always a hit. It makes a great lunch too.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwiches easily serve a crowd and come together with little work. It's the perfect recipe for busy nights.

Try Instant pot BBQ Chicken sandwiches.

We love this easy meal and it’s a big hit with everyone. It’s easy to feed a crowd if you have a get together and budget friendly too. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

The pineapple juice combined with the barbecue sauces gives the chicken such a sweet and tangy flavor. It is so easy and you can use frozen chicken or whatever you have.

I promise this will be such an easy meal for any night of the week. From dinner to parties, you simply can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Print your Instant pot bbq chicken recipe below:

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
Take a look at these quick and easy Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. So yummy and takes very little time to put together.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 524
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast (approximately 4 chicken breasts)
  • 2 cups Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can Pineapple Chunks (20 oz.) Do not drain.
  • 6 Ciabatta Buns
  • 1 ½ cup Coleslaw Mix

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts, barbecue sauce and pineapple chunks in the instant pot.
  • Place lid on top and set the valve on the lid to the sealing position.
  • Click your manual button and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • After the cooking time, then do a quick release by moving the valve on the lid to the venting position to release all the pressure from the instant pot.
  • Shred the chicken the instant pot into large pieces and stir the chicken back into the mixture.
  • Serve the chicken on the bun topped with the coleslaw mix and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We love serving these buns but this chicken is great over rice as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 524kcal, Carbohydrates 80g, Protein 38g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 1432mg, Potassium 917mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 46g, Vitamin A 318IU, Vitamin C 16mg, Calcium 59mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. What size can of pineapples and what size bottle of BBq sauce. Can I use frozen chicken? if so how long do I cook it for?

  2. I tried it and my instant pot said burn after 5 min. I don’t want to thin the sauce too much but are other people experiencing this?

  3. We didn’t get that error when making this recipe. Make sure that the ingredients are stirred together thoroughly so nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  4. I don’t have an instant pot now because ours got broken when we moved & haven’t replaced it yet. How long would this need to be cooked in the crockpot starting with the chicken still frozen?

  5. DJ – I would cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours in the crockpot for frozen chicken. Thank you!