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Pressure-Cooker Cola BBQ Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.


14 servings

This recipe is really easy, and the sauce is filled with sweet smoky deliciousness. It is not a thick sauce, but you can easily put a little more on the top of each sandwich if you'd like. The meat is juicy and tender, and I enjoy adding a few tasty toppings to my sandwiches: sliced dill pickles and slices of pepper jack cheese. This recipe is for a pressure cooker, but it also can be made in the slow cooker—just cook on low for 8 hours. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Cola BBQ Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 14 hamburger buns, split
  • 14 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup sliced sweet pickles


  1. Place the first 7 ingredients in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; add chicken. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 7 minutes. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Reserve 2 cups cooking juices; discard remaining juices. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Combine with reserved juices. Serve on buns with cheese and pickles.
  3. Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 367 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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