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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

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Craving comfort food? Try Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes. Fluffy russet potatoes loaded with smokey flavor in an easy to make dish you’ll love!

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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes, where have you been all of my life? It’s sigh-worthy comfort food at all levels. Fluffy russet potatoes, perfectly seasoned bbq sauce, cheese, sour cream… It’s, well, perfect.

And I’m still smiling.

You have to understand. This college girl, back in the day, loved Wendy’s Broccoli and Cheddar baked potatoes. Those days when the cafeteria just wasn’t cutting it.

While those Wendy’s treats were good — these are so much better.

The guys I talk so much about? Yep — they were all smiles.

How to Cook the BBQ Chicken

I like the sound of 12 minutes in the Instant Pot. But — you could make it even quicker with store-bought rotisserie chicken. 

If you go that route, simply shred the chicken, add the additional ingredients, omitting the water, and cook on the stovetop until warmed through.

Baked Potatoes

This is the time to use those fluffy white russet potatoes. While I love a delicious waxy potato, this stuffed BBQ Chicken Baked Potato deserves russets. 

To Cook in the Oven:

Prick each potato with a fork, rub vegetable oil over each potato and bake in the oven for about 1 hour.

To Cook in the Instant Pot:

Clean and prick each medium-sized potato and set aside. Place the wire trivet in the base of the Instant Pot insert. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom, and stack the potatoes on top of the trivet.

Close the lid and turn the valve to seal. Select Manual high pressure and set the timer to cook for 14 to 20 minutes, depending on how large the potatoes are. I find that naturally releasing the pressure results in the most tender and fluffy baked potatoes.

Serving the Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

Once the potatoes are finished cooking, slice them lengthwise. Add about 1/2 cup of the shredded BBQ chicken to each potato.

Then comes the fun. The toppings, of course!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chives or Green onions
  • Bacon crumbles

Or whatever your heart desires! My guys also like a little extra BBQ sauce on top of their potatoes.

Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato with Chives

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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

Craving comfort food? Try Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes. Fluffy russet potatoes loaded with smokey flavor in an easy to make dish you'll love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

Barbecue Chicken:

  • 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1-1/2 cup BBQ sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Potatoes:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes

Toppings:

  • sour cream
  • shredded Cheddar
  • snipped chives or chopped green onion
  • bacon crumbles

Instructions

For the Barbecue Chicken:

  • Add the chicken, BBQ sauce, honey, chipotles, and salt to a pressure cooker along with 1/2 cup of water. Stir and coat the chicken breasts or thighs. Cover and position the vent to sealing. Set to manual pressure cook on high for 12 minutes.
  • When the chicken has finished cooking, quick-release the pressure, remove the lid and transfer the chicken to a large bowl. Shred with 2 forks. Add the sauce to the chicken in increments until it is deliciously saucy but not soupy. The unused sauce is great frozen for later bbq uses.

For the Potatoes:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prick each potato with a fork, rub vegetable oil over each potato and bake in the oven for about 1 hour. Slice the potatoes lengthwise, add about 1/2 cup of shredded bbq chicken to each potato. Then top with shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, green onion, and bacon crumbles. Or whatever your heart desires! My guys like a little extra bbq sauce on top of their potato as well.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken, Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes, Pressure Cooker BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

2 Comments

    1. Hi Melissa. I’ve not cooked them together so I’m not confident of the outcome. The BBQ Chicken only cooks for 12 minutes. When I make whole potatoes, it normally takes longer than 12 minutes.

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