Shredded BBQ Chicken (Ninja Foodi)

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This easy Shredded BBQ Chicken recipe is simply made in a Ninja Foodi. And in under 30 minutes, from start to finish! It can easily be adapted to any pressure cooker.

Oh, and it only takes 3 simple ingredients: chicken breasts, bone broth, and bbq sauce!

Super easy, peasy!

easy shredded chicken with bbq sauce on a white platter with black serving utensils

Shredded BBQ Chicken

This Ninja Foodi shredded bbq chicken is so easy to put together for a weeknight meal. And it takes less than 30 minutes!

But it can also be easily adapted to any pressure cooker. Such as the Instant Pot.

Pick your favorite sauce to mix in with the shredded chicken. I use my homemade honey bbq sauce recipe. And it is so good!

Use your favorite bread or buns. I like a super grainy or sprouted bread instead of buns. But definitely use whatever your favorite that you have at home!

Or serve without bread/buns and pair with your favorite side dish!

shredded bbq chicken over grainy bread  and cut in half

What sides to pair with bbq chicken?

If you’re looking for something to round out a complete meal to pair with this yummy and tender shredded chicken… Try one of these family favorites:

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes (Ninja Foodi)

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Jalapeno Poppers (Ninja Foodi)

Italian Air Fryer Potatoes

Or make a simple green salad with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing!

shredded bbq chicken on a white platter with black serving utensils

How do you store leftover shredded chicken?

I store any remaining leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Using a good airtight container will help keep the chicken fresh.

To reheat any leftovers, I like to heat up over a stove top. Simply heat low and slow in a sauce pan until warmed through.

white platter of fresh homemade shredded bbq chicken

Ninja Foodi Shredded Chicken

This easy shredded bbq chicken recipe is simply made in a Ninja Foodi. But can easily be adapted to any pressure cooker. Have dinner ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pressure Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Author Mary Woita
Servings 6
Calories: 133kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts see note
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 -2 cups of bbq sauce


  • Place the chicken breasts inside of the Ninja Foodi cooking pot and sprinkle with salt.
  • Pour the bone broth over the chicken breasts.
  • Install the pressure cooking lid and switch the vent knob to seal.
  • Select the pressure cooker function on high and the time to 8 minutes. Press start.
  • When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure on the Foodi. Carefully remove the lid.
  • Drain the liquid and remove the chicken from the cooking pot.
  • Use two forks to shred the chicken into desired pieces.
  • Stir in the BBQ sauce.
  • Serve with your favorite bread or buns!


This recipe is for defrosted chicken breasts. Mixing half breasts & thighs works too!
If using frozen chicken breasts, adjust the time a bit to 25 minutes of pressure cooking. It may also take a little longer for the Foodi to come to pressure.

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