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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is the perfect recipe to try when you are craving buffalo chicken wings but not all the work. Whether you need a Game Day snack or dinner for your family, this is the perfect recipe that comes together quickly.

Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich on a plate.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

We absolutely love buffalo chicken around here. The entire family goes crazy over it and it is so easy to fix.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe  is our go to appetizer for parties so I knew everyone would love Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches.

The flavor is incredible and it is just so easy. Since we all love buffalo chicken so much, I’m always coming up with new ways to serve it.

I love sliders and also make Turkey Cranberry Sliders or Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders.

The pressure cooker makes dinner time quick.

It comes together so quick and easy in the pressure cooker. I can get dinner on the table fast for my family or quickly feed a crowd on Game Day. The cook time is minimum.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. 

We have even served Buffalo Chicken Sliders at birthday parties. This no fuss recipe can’t get any easier and it is budget friendly too.

Photo of pressure cooker.

Can I use frozen chicken breasts?

Yes. I used frozen chicken in this recipe and it still cooked super fast in my instant pot.

I do this frequently on those days when I forget to take something out of the freezer. It’s not a problem with my instant pot.

I can still have dinner ready and waiting on my family. Instant Pot Buffalo chicken frozen is still so quick and easy.

No worries if you do not have a pressure cooker yet, try making Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders in the slow cooker.

Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich on a plate.
Ingredients for recipe: buns, buffalo sauce, ranch mix and dressing, chicken breasts.


  • Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Buffalo Sauce. You can use any brand but we like to make homemade buffalo sauce.
  • Ranch Dressing Mix. Try this easy homemade ranch mix.
  • Slider Buns
  • Ranch Dressing. This is for serving. We used a ½ cup but you can use more if you really love ranch.
Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich on a plate.

How to make buffalo chicken in the instant pot

  • First, put the chicken breast, buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning mix in the instant pot. Make sure all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Then, add the lid on and set the valve to the sealing position. Let this cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Next, do a quick release to release the pressure from the pressure cooker.
  • Once the chicken has finsihed cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Then top slider buns with the shredded chicken.

We drizzle ranch dressing on top, chopped green onion and a little more buffalo sauce. It is amazing. Feel free to add extra hot sauce too.

Chicken sliders are perfect for busy week nights. Once you pressure cook chicken, you will see how easy it is.


You can use your favorite brand in this recipe. However, we like to make homemade buffalo sauce.

It is so easy and tastes really delicious. We like to add extra buffalo wings sauce before serving.

Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich on a plate.

What to serve with Instant pot Buffalo chicken?

  • For game day or parties, we keep it simple and just serve these with with some celery and carrot sticks.  Add a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing and you are set. You can add a bag of chips and keep this meal so simple.
  • Coleslaw. If you have a few extra minutes, the sliders are good topped with a little Coleslaw.
  • Sweet Potato Fries. These oven baked fries are super crispy and so easy. It is so easy and one of our favorite side dish recipes.

These sliders have the best flavor and taste just like Buffalo Chicken Wings.  They are creamy and delicious with just the right about of heat.

I can’t wait for you to try this shredded buffalo chicken.

How to store:

Leftover chicken can be stored inside in airtight container in the fridge. It will keep up to 6 months.

Just make sure to store the chicken separately from the bun or it will get soggy.

Tips for Buffalo Chicken Sliders:

  • Double the recipe and freeze it. You will have a quick dinner for later without much work. The chicken can be frozen in freezer bags up to 6 months. To reheat, thaw and heat in the microwave or stove top.
  • Make ahead for parties. If you need to make this in advance, prepare as normal. Keep in the refrigerator up to 2 days until ready to serve.
  • Slider buns can be substituted with any type of roll. You can use Hawaiian rolls, dinner rolls or even hamburger buns.

How to shred cooked chicken:

I use a hand mixer to shred the chicken faster. It is so easy and one of my best time saving kitchen tips.

If you are not shredding your chicken this way, you are missing out. It can be done in a fraction of the time by doing it by hand.

Plus, I love the texture of the chicken when you use the hand mixer. Find more tips on how to shred chicken.

Make Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich.

From family dinner to parties and game day, Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders will be your go to recipe from now on. This buffalo chicken recipe is sure to impress even picky eaters.

Shredded buffalo chicken sandwich on a plate.

Print Buffalo Chicken instant pot recipe:

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Enjoy Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe when you’re craving buffalo wings but not all the work. Try Buffalo Chicken Sliders Instant Pot recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 349


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  • Place the chicken breasts, buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning mix in the instant pot. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Place the lid on and set the valve to the seal position on the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • After the cook time, do a quick release on the pressure by moving the valve on the lid from the seal to the vent position.
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Place the chicken on the slider buns, top with the ranch dressing and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
*You can add cream cheese to this mixture if you like to add a cheesy flavor to this slider recipe.  I used fresh chicken breasts for this recipe but you can use frozen chicken breasts as well.  If you use frozen chicken breasts, add an additional 5 minutes to the cook time.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 349kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 17g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 43mg, Sodium 1865mg, Potassium 221mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 25IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 58mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    I haven’t yet but that sounds delicious!

  2. Melanie says:

    Had anyone used blue cheese instead of ranch dressing?

  3. Nancy says:

    If using frozen chicken , will I have to adjust the time?

  4. Carrie says:

    I don’t, I just leave it in there as I think it adds great moisture to the meal.

  5. Wyatt says:

    Should I drain the stock after the chicken is cooked and before adding the cream cheese?