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Pulled chicken sliders will be your new favorite snack on game day! They also make a quick weeknight meal full of flavor. Stacked with caramelized onion, pulled chicken breast covered in a spicy bbq rub, maple bbq sauce and a special ingredient you'd never guess! All made in a pressure cooker to save you time!
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Pulled Chicken Sliders

Pulled chicken sliders will be your new favorite snack on game day! They also make a quick weeknight meal full of flavor. Stacked with caramelized onion, pulled chicken breast covered in a spicy bbq rub, maple bbq sauce and a special ingredient you'd never guess! All made in a pressure cooker to save you time!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 386kcal

Ingredients

For the caramelized onions:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion sliced

For the Pulled Chicken:

For the Maple BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup bbq sauce

Other slider toppings:

Instructions

For the caramelized onions:

  • Set your instant pot to saute function and melt the butter. 
  • Once hot, add in the onions and allow to cook down until clear, and then allow them to begin to brown. Stir throughout this process every few minutes so that one side of the onions do not get burnt.
  • This takes about 10-15 minutes. Once the onions are nicely browned, remove from the pot and set aside. Leave a tiny bit of the juices in pan to allow the chicken not to stick.

For the Pulled chicken:

  • Sprinkle one side of the chicken breasts with the bbq rub. If the instant pot liner is dry, spray with non-stick spray Lay the chicken breasts spiced side down into the hot instant pot (still on saute from the onions). Allow to sear for about a minute, and sprinkle the plain side with the remaining rub, flip and sear for one more minute. 
  • Flip the chicken breasts again, and add in the chicken broth and bbq sauce. Place the instant pot lid on tightly and insure it is sealed shut. Change the pot to cook on HIGH pressure for 20 minutes. 
  • Once the instant pot has completed it's cycle, you can either let it do a slow natural release or you can do a quick release. 
  • Shred the chicken between 2 forks and return to the instant pot juices. It is now ready for sandwich assembly!

For the Maple BBQ Sauce:

  • add the maple syrup to the bbq sauce in a microwave dish. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir well.  

To assemble the sliders:

  • Bend slider apart. Smear on apple butter.
  • Add on caramelized onions, then bacon.
  • Top with lots of shredded pulled chicken, and then pour over maple bbq sauce. 
  • add the slider "lid" and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.5mg