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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders are perfect for game day or any day! They are full of flavor and topped with a tangy homemade coleslaw.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Additional Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 593kcal


For the chicken:

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2/3 c. buffalo sauce original, medium or hot
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

For the coleslaw:

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot julienned
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise more to taste
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Add the chicken to the Instant Pot. Top chicken with 1/3 cup of buffalo sauce, celery salt and ground black pepper.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press MANUAL mode with HIGH pressure for 22 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to make the coleslaw, in a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss until evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
  • After the chicken has fully cooked, carefully turn the steam release vent (I always do this with a long oven mitt on) and let the pressure come down manually. Once the valve pops, remove the lid.
  • Drain all but 1/2 cup of the liquid. Using two forks, shred the chicken (keeping larger chunks intact) and toss with remaining buffalo sauce.
  • Pile buffalo chicken on each bun, then top with coleslaw (and blue cheese, if desired). Serve immediately.


- This recipe can be made in a slow cooker as well. 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
- You can make this recipe with rotisserie chicken as well if you're in a time crunch. Skip the Instant Pot and warm your chicken on the stovetop in a nonstick skillet with a lid for about 8-10 minutes on medium-low.


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 282mg | Sodium: 2158mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2751IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg