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Instant Pot Cherry Chipotle BBQ Chicken

This recipe offers tender, fall-off-the-bone meat that is full of delicious, smoky flavors!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Chef Sallie


For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar-free cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup light cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce no sugar added
  • 1 tablespoon chipotles with adobo sauce minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves ground
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

For the Chicken:

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


Make the Sauce:

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Set aside.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Place all ingredients in an Instant Pot. Pour sauce over the top.
  • Set cooker to Manual, high pressure. Seal and make sure the pressure vent is sealed.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, then allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure with the quick release method.
  • Shred chicken with a fork and serve.


Stovetop Method: Follow the recipe as instructed except place the chicken and ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer (low heat), cover and cook approximately 35-45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and easily shreds with a fork. Combine shredded chicken with sauce before serving. 
Oven Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken and ingredients in a 9x13-inch casserole pan, cover with foil or lid and bake until the chicken is cooked through and easily shreds with a fork, approximately 35-45 minutes. Shred chicken with a fork and combine with sauce before serving. 


Serving: 0.75cup (approximately) | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12