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Instant Pot BBQ Crack Chicken Sandwiches are a smokey, savory twist on the original Crack Chicken. You still have the cream cheese, ranch, chicken, bacon and shredded cheese but adding in BBQ sauce really takes this up a notch!
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Instant Pot BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

A Twist on the classic BBQ chicken dinner. This one is in sandwich for with a hit of zippy ranch!
Course Main Course
Keyword BBQ chicken sandwiches, BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches, chicken sandwich, instant pot, instant pot BBQ chicken sandwiches, ranch chicken, ranch sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 chicken breast 1 inch thick
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup favorite bbq sauce I love Baby Rays

Sandwich Supplies

  • small hoagie rolls
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • Ranch dressing
  • favorite cheese
  • lettuce tomato, yellow peppers


  • Pour the chicken broth into the Instant Pot liner. Place the 1 inch thick chicken breast in the broth. (If it is thicker than 1 inch, put it in a zip top bag and use your rolling pin to make it one inch thick.) Place all other ingredients on top of the chicken breast. 
  • Cook on manual HIGH for 5 minutes. NPR for 5 minutes and then QR. Open the lid and then let it rest for 5 more minutes. Shred the chicken. (My favorite way is in my stand mixer! Try it!)
  • Spread the butter onto the buns, sprinkle with garlic powder and then broil until golden brown. Spread ranch dressing onto both sides of the bun and then top with veggies, the BBQ chicken and cheese. 
  • Use the leftover BBQ chicken for more sandwiches, on salads, or on a pizza.