Dear Crissy

Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken

This Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken recipe is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. All opinions are my own.

Friends, you’re going to thank me for this scrumptious pressure cooker pulled chicken recipe. It’s so incredibly simple, delicious, and best of all, super easy to make even on busy weeknights!

I recently mentioned how much I am adoring my new Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker, but it’s worth repeating!

Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe

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The Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker helps me create delicious dinners by combining the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté/browning, along with 8 built-in preset buttons that effortlessly cook a variety of great tasting meals. It puts food on our table 70% faster than traditional cooking.

I’ve been a little slow to jump onto the pressure cooker wagon. If you’re in the same boat, don’t keep putting this off!

The first recipe I tried was an easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Orzo Soup, and my latest recipe is this yummy Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken.

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Y’all, this pressure cooker shredded chicken recipe is to die for. The meat is incredibly tender and works well for lunches throughout the week.

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In fact, this would even be a great meal prep recipe. You could pair this shredded chicken with steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice or quinoa to create quick and easy meals to sustain your family throughout the week.

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I chose to use chicken breasts in this recipe but you can use whichever type of chicken you prefer.

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I have so many recipes that utilize chicken that I can’t wait to transform into pressure cooker recipes!

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It’s really amazing how fast you’re able to put dinner on the table when you’re preparing pressure-cooked meals. I am truly a convert!

In fact, my kids ask for pressure cooker spaghetti about three times a week!

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Whether you choose to serve this pressure cooker pulled chicken with veggies or on a big soft bun, you’re going to love this easy family dinner option.

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Be sure to keep reading to find my easy 7-day Holiday Helper Meal plan and find out how you can enter to win your own Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker!

Crock Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker

7-Day Holiday Helper Meal Plan

  1. SUNDAY:  Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
  2. MONDAY:  Meaty Monday Slow Cooker Meatballs (serve w/ rice + veggies)
  3. TUESDAY:  Creamy-Dreamy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup
  4. WEDNESDAY:  Hump-Day Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Pineapple Ham
  5. THURSDAY: Homework-Helper Chicken Orzo Soup
  6. FRIDAY: TGIF 15 Bean Soup
  7. SATURDAY: Weekend Warm-Up Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Soup
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Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken

Yield: 8 servings

This simple pressure cooker pulled chicken recipe is a delicious family meal option!


  • 2-2.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast (about 3 large breasts)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 1 can cola
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 18 oz. bottle BBQ sauce


  1. Place chicken breasts, chili powder, sugar, salt, onion, garlic and green pepper in your pressure cooker. Cover with 1 can cola (I used Coca-Cola).
  2. Lock the lid and ensure the valve is closed. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  3. When you hear the beep indicating the cooking is completed, manually release the pressure. Once pressure is released, remove the lid.
  4. Carefully (it will be hot, use oven mitts) lift the inner pot out of the cooker and drain the liquid. Remove the chicken to a plate and use two forks to shred the meat.
  5. Return to pot and add 1 bottle of your preferred BBQ sauce. Stir to coat the chicken. You can use the brown/sauté mode to re-heat the mixture if too much cooling has occurred while shredding. This should only take a couple minutes. Serve warm on buns!

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    191 Comments on “Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken”

  1. We just got the Crock Pot Express and this pulled chicken recipe was the first thing we made in it. My whole family gave it rave reviews! It was easy to make and tasted absolutely amazing!

  2. It’s a piece of cake and ideal for my style of cooking (great dishes that can be eaten within 1.25hrs).

    I trimmed the recipe so I could make it for just two persons and it came out excellent. It took less than 45min from start to finish; however, since my girlfriend and I both enjoy spicy hot I added a diced Serrano pepper in the mix.

    Pulled chicken is just as good, and moist, as pulled pork but without the fat calories! The next time I make this dish I will use Rootbeer instead of coke.

  3. Looks amazing and so easy! Cooking in my Express Pot right now. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Fingers crossed Crissy! Thanks for the chance. It was nice coming to your blog. Happy belated birthday- hope it was a good one! Post more eh?

  5. I think I would make chicken fajita in it. It’s a family favorite

  6. Beef Stew, my all time favorite.

  7. I’d make Merlot Chicken With Mushrooms

  8. I would make stew

  9. I would love to make some pulled pork!

  10. I actually love beef stew and vegetable soup slow cooked. I want to try vegetable soup with roast. I had it once and it was so good!! I want to try making it myself!!

  11. The first thing I would make would be Mississippi chicken ?

  12. The first thing I would make is homemade chicken noodle soup

  13. The first thing I would make would be pulled pork for sure!

  14. It’s soup season and I’d start with the potato soup.

  15. Follow both of you on instagram

  16. I think I’d make a chicken soup in it!

  17. I’m not a great cook, but I do like to!  I can follow directions, though, and can’ wait to try this!

  18. I learned that in addition to pressure cooking, select brown/sauté, slow cook, or steam for even more versatility

  19. I would make a yummy beef stew… :)

  20. The first thing I would make is chicken and dumplings.
    thank you

  21. If I won i would make beef stew first. It would be awesome to put everything and not have to babysit a pot.

  22. I’d make a turkey soup first.

  23. I would make the pulled pork recipe. Would be great to have main dish prepared for multi dinner menu

  24. I would make chicken and dumplings.

  25. Beef Stew!

  26. I would love to try my pulled pork recipe. I think this would make it easier and faster. Hopefully tastier as well!

  27. I would make a roast.

  28. I love all the options it has to cook something.

  29. I would make this pulled chicken, it looks delicious! I love making new recipes.

  30. First I’d make some crock pot meatloaf
    Thanks for the chance

  31. We loved making pinto beans in the regular crockpot so I would love to try that first in this!

  32. I would like to make the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo.

  33. I would love to try this pulled chicken recipe. Sounds fantastic. Next I would try ribs.

  34. I would make a roast with potatoes and carrots. I love how you can sear right in the pot, no need to dirty another pan just to put it in the crock pot

  35. I would make Pot Roast and veggies first if I win.

  36. This cooker looks really user friendly and I would love to get one and find out.

  37. I do follow you both

  38. I would love to make sweet and sour chicken.

  39. It looks wonderful! I never made pulled chicken before and I may try it out! I enjoy eating pulled chicken sandwiches, they are so yummy!

  40. This is a very cool cooker! It will be fun to experiment with. I really like this recipe you have posted and think I would like to try it out.

  41. I would make chili in it if I won it.

  42. I would put A beef roast potatoes with carrots yummy

  43. I would have to say the first thing I would make in the slow cooker would definitely have to be beef stew it is the One dish everyone in the family agrees on .

  44. Since I love Chicken, I think I would try the bbq pulled Chicken

  45. I will make the potato soup.

  46. This pulled Chicken looks amazing!

  47. I would make Chili con Carne first.

  48. This looks so delicious and SO easy!!

  49. The pot roast recipe on their website looks amazing.

  50. I would make an Italian style pot roast in this first.

  51. Chili

  52. Definitely want to try the pulled chicken. 

  53. I would make my grandma’s soup.

  54. I think I would make classic beef stew first.

  55. I would make chicken stew.

  56. This pulled chicken recipe looks totally yummy,,Ive read alot about these and really would like to try one and see if they are what everyone says,,thank you for the chance

  57. Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies or pulled pork :)

  58. I’d make a hearty beef stew, using dry red wine as my secret ingredient

  59. Thanks for another chance.
    First up beef short so good but take a long time to braise tender.

  60. Love this I was just eyeballing recipes online thinking this would be a great product to save money and time. Our utility bills are threw the roof.

  61. I would love to make risotto if I won this!

  62. Yum! This looks so good.

  63. I would make pulled pork

  64. I have lost my job and have been thinking how to eat more cheaply…making my own yogurt would be a wonderful way to save money. The pulled chicken looks delicious and fortunately, I am someone who adores leftovers, so this is a win/win situation, if I win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. I would love thiz for batch cooking and those evenings where I forgot to pull something from the freezer.

  66. The first thing I would make is bean soup. It is getting cold here and that would be delicious.

  67. The first thing I would fix is a whole chicken.

  68. If I was lucky enough to win, I would love to try the this with venison! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  69. I would make tacos!

  70. Have the ability to choose cooking time from 30 minutes to 12 hour is great! I would make a beef roast with potatoes and carrots.

  71. I would make Mexican Beef – chuck roast and chipotle chiles out of the can from Aldi. Turns out ah-mazing!

  72. Pin:

  73. I follow @dearcrissy and @crockpot on Instagram.

  74. I like to make pulled pork, pulled chicken and also make steamed salmon in it.

  75. I’d make potato soup

  76. I will make a beef stew.

  77. How do I sign up for this giveaway?

    Also, I looked for the Recipe box to save the Bacon-Brussel Sprouts and couldn’t find it?


  78. I have never heard of pulled chicken so have to try this recipe

  79. I would make baked potatoes in this! I found some yummy recipes for an Instant Pot with potatoes and that would be my first go to recipe. This would be wonderful to have with homeschooling it would be so helpful and free up time! Thank you for the chance 

  80. I would make Chili

  81. This looks delish!!! I have been wanting to get one of these for so long now. If I do this will be the first recipe i try.

  82. I’m anxious to try your 15-bean soup recipe first

  83. I would make holiday meatballs. So many recipes in mind.

  84. I really want one of these.

  85. Your recipe for BBQ pulled chicken looks delicious! I would also wanna try vegetable beef stew. 

  86. I would make Roast beef with vegetables and gravy first.

  87. I will make Hawaiian BBQ Pork Chops.

  88. I would make a nice roast.

  89. I would make chicken stock so I can make a lot of different recipes.

  90. I will make green chile pork stew

  91. I would make Mississippi Chicken!

  92. I’d like this to be the first recipe I’ll make WHEN I win the crock-pot pressure cooker.

  93. I would make beef stew

  94. i would make a paleo chili.

  95. I would love to make these amazing looking meals!

  96. If I won this I would make the chicken recipe you have posted.It looks yummy

  97. I would make pulled chicken.

  98. I want to make this pulled chicken recipe. Yum. 

  99. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love getting your emails and trying out new recipes for my family. Thank you

  100. I keep my 3 year old grandson and I am pooped when I get home! This appliance would be so helpful to get dinner made. I love pulled pork and this sounds amazing!

  101. This looks like something my husband would eat, which is saying something. He’s a little bit picky.

  102. I never tried pressure cooking because of the exploding safety on the old time pressure cookers. My mom still does and guffs at me for being chicken lol. I never knew they had this kind until recently. I think I could work it just fine. Thanks for the Review

  103. I would this wonderful looking pulled chicken

  104. I would love to make a spicy spanish rice,it’s one of my favorite dishes and has so many delicious ingredients!

  105. I love soups, especially those that simmer all day, but I don’t always have the time. this would be a great time-saver. And all of the built-in benefits of this pressure/crock are awesome. Time I join the 21st century. YUM!

  106. I will be making the very veggie minestrone! Sounds so hearty and delicious.

  107. With all this cooler weather, I’d probably make a yummy soup. 

  108. What an awesome giveaway.  My friend was just telling me about the Crock Pot pressure cooker and how much she loves it.  Would love to help with my meal planning.  Like so many families, we do try to cook from scratch every single meal but sometimes, we just run out of time and everyone is “starving”!! 

  109. This looks amazing! This crock pot has so many features…it’s awesome! <3

  110. I would love to win the Crock-Pot Pressure cooker!!! I’d have to try the BBQ pulled chicken first!!

  111. I’m hungry for a big batch of crock pot cinnamon apple sauce!

  112. Omg that looks so good. As a single working mother I find it hard to make fast healthy meals for my son. The first thing I would make with one of these would be my Tuscan chicken. It combines garlic alfredo sauce with chicken sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. My son loves it!

  113. I would make shredded chicken to make tacos with!

  114. Pulled chicken looks yummy!

  115. This recipe looks amazing and sound delicious!! I would definitely make this along with your other recipe ideas with that pressure cooker!! Keep the recipes coming!! 

  116. I would make potato soup, first!
    Many thanks,  Cindi

  117. This looks like a great way to save time. Thanks

  118. If I won this Crock Pot the first thing I would make is a Pot Roast.

  119. I can’t wait to try out this recipe…so yummy!

  120. I would make beef stew!

  121. YUM! I think my first try in the pressure cooker would be your pulled chicken or I would swap for pork.

  122. You had me at this pulled chicken sandwich.  

  123. Pork Chops with Honey Mustard Sauce

  124. Probably would make the shredded chicken first! Bet it’s delicious & would be awesome to already have a few meals prepared for the week ahead! Thanks!

  125. I would like to make spicy sweet & sour chicken.

  126. Great Recipes! Love the Crock Pot Express Multi-Cooker!

  127. This looks delicious!

  128. I would love to use this cooker to make a roast with potatoes and veggies. Its multi-use ability would be useful in searing off the sides for extra flavor, making it an easier one-pot meal and clean-up.

  129. I would make a beef stew.

  130. I’ll make green chile pork stew first.

  131. Pork Loin

  132. How Fun! I would make Pork Chops in mine if I were to be the winner :-)

  133. This recipe looks like a winner! Pinned to try soon.

  134. Thank you, Crissy, for the chance to win one of these!! This pulled chicken recipe is what I’d make first, esp for my husband! I follow you on Instagram and also pinned your giveaway!! Yay! ?

  135. A beef stew sounds like it would be good. Love our pressure cooker.

  136. Pot roast

  137. This recipe looks fantastic! I might make this same thing, only with some pork loin we got for the holidays. Yum!

  138. If I win (fingers crossed) the first thing I will try to make are Pork Carnitas. I have always wanted to try them.


  139. I will make pulled chicken because it looks sooooo good!  thank you!

  140. This Recipe look absolutely Delicious.

  141. I would make beef stew. :)

  142. I would make sloppy joes

  143. I can’t wait to try out these recipes. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  144. So many great recipes. I would make the Pork Chops with Honey Mustard Sauce first!

  145. Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken Loks like a winner to me!!

  146. What a great giveaway and so nice to have a name like Crock Pot on this pressure cookier! I would probably make pulled pork first if I had this.

  147. lovethe preset buttons and the pressure/crock combination!

  148. I think I would make BBQ Pulled Pork. Thanks!

  149. I would love to try a pot roast withe the pressure cook setting!

  150. This looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it out this weekend!

  151. If I won, the first thing I would make is pot roast.

  152. I would make fabulous cheese fondue for my first recipe if I won. 

  153. I want to make Beef stew yummy

  154. following both as @carolynreedky

  155. The first thing I’d try would be either the Green Coconut Chicken Curry or the Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff. Both look yummy could be easily modified to a Keto or Paleo recipe.

  156. I would FOR SURE make this recipe first because I know my husband will absolutely love it! :)

  157. The first thing I would make is a batch of chili. The weather certainly warrants it.

  158. I would definitely try at least 2 chicken recipes in order to help with meal prep for the week. There are waaaayyyyyy too many recipes to name that I want to make, but I would definitely start with an amazing chicken recipe.

  159. I really want to make the ribs recipe!

  160. Got to be the crock pot pizza! We love that stuff!

  161. I would make Chicken Enchilada Soup! I like the delay start feature on this unit!

  162. Wow i love how easy this is to use all the quick setting are nice! I would make the chicken chili in it first if I won!

  163. I would make pulled pork sandwiches 

  164. I would try your chicken recipe. It looks great!

  165. Love easy peasy recipes. Thanks!

  166. Would love to win this, it would make meal planning so much easier. Love the recipes given also. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  167. I would make the three bean chili.

  168. Thanks for this give a way. I would love to win it. Crockpot has always been one of my favorite brands.

  169. I would make a beef stew.

  170. I would make beef stew

  171. I would first make some steamed salmon and veggies in mine if I were to win this awesome multi cooker. Thanks for the chance of winning my very own pressure cooker!

  172. I’d make a pot of chili if I won this contest.

  173. I am obsessed with every recipe you post, but I am especially excited to try this pulled chicken recipe! I workout daily so I meal prep a lot of chicken, but I have been bored to death with the same chicken prep over and over. If I won this cooker I would love to try your BBQ chicken recipe, as well as a pesto or cilantro-lime version! Thank you for always posting quality content. Have a great week :)

  174. Wow! This cooker can do everything! I like that it can brown as well as slow cook and pressure cook.

  175. I would love to make Slow Cooker Steak Roll-Ups. Thanks for the amazing recipe and giveaway and Happy Holidays :)

  176. I would like to try a chuck roast – my family enjoys them and I’d like to see how it compares to our current slow cooker.

  177. I would make beef stew, but I do love chicken recipes!

  178. I opened your email with this recipe at 6AM and was ready to stick my whole head in this OMG!!!!!

  179. I will make some chili.

  180. Would love to make the potato soup

  181. If I win I’ll be making my Step dad’s famous pulled pork or my famous mac and cheese.

  182. I’ll make a pot of BBQ pulled pork

  183. I am following both on Instagram

  184. I cannot wait to try these recipes!

  185. I’ll probably make Chicken Tortilla Soup! 

  186. The pulled chicken looks amazing!

  187. This Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken looks and sounds amazing. Hubby and I have a hard time digesting pork, but love pulled meats, this would be perfect. Of course, having a Crock=Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker would make it so much easier to make! Merry Christmas to all!

  188. Awesome! We have a good size Venison roast in the freezer. The first thing I would make is Roast, potatoes, and carrots!

  189. I want to make Beef Stew first in this pressure cooker!

  190. I would make this pulled chicken recipe – it looks good!!

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