Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Wondering what to fix for lunch or dinner? Here is a quick and easy recipe for a yummy BBQ chicken sandwich that you can make in the Instant Pot. You can also use canned chicken for an even quicker meal.

If you are not familiar with or have not used a pressure cooker, do not fear. (The memory of my mother telling me of her experience of one exploding in her kitchen kept me from using a pressure cooker for a long time). However, as most of you know, I’ve gotten over that fear and have been using the Instant Pot for many years and LOVE IT!shredded chicken instant pot settings

I have been whipping up all kinds of recipes in the Instant Pot. The shredded chicken recipe is one of my favorites and it works great for this BBQ chicken sandwich and for a lot of other recipes.  In this post, I show you how easy it is to make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot.

Cook up a batch and shred it, let it cool and then I put it in zip bags for other meals or snacks.

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Yesterday I was contemplating what I could fix for lunch. I wanted something healthy, not fast food and I didn’t have much time. Then I remembered that I had cooked up a batch of shredded chicken the other day and had it in the refrigerator. I also remembered that I had frozen some homemade BBQ sauce. So I was able to throw these sandwiches together in no time at all.


Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

A quick and easy recipe for a yummy BBQ chicken sandwich that you can make in the Instant Pot

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min


    • Shredded chicken (Canned chicken can also be used)
    • Homemade BBQ Sauce
    • Bun (I like to use Torta Rolls from Costco)
    • Provolone Cheese
    • Horsey Sauce (optional) 2 Tablespoons Mayo, 2 teaspoons horseradish



Cook chicken breasts and shred with a fork.


BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHCombine shredded chicken and sauce in a medium saucepan.


Make optional Horsey Sauce. (2 TB mayo, 2 teaspoons horseradish)


Slice the buns in half and toast in the toaster or oven.


Place the meat on the toasted bun and add a slice of cheese (optional)

Put it all together, add a fresh green salad, a few chips and you are good to go. A yummy complete meal in no time at all.

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DIY magazine Christmas tree

If you want a simple, relaxing Christmas craft to make this holiday season, this DIY Recycled Magazine Christmas tree is a fun little project that even the kiddos can make.

I love the simplistic look of this tress. The variety of colors and text you get from the magazine pages add so much charm to your home and just make me smile. I also like the fact of recycling materials.

Magazine Christmas Tree Items & Materials Needed

Another plus for this project is you don’t need a lot of supplies and materials.

  • Magazines of all sizes can be used (my favorite size is the Reader’s Digest, and Prevention Magazine) It’s nice to have a variety of sizes sitting by each other.
  • Tinsel Pipe Cleanser (optional for star)

That’s it!

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Magazine Christmas Tree Instructions

Start with the first page of the magazine. Fold the top edge of the page over to line up with the binding edge. Make a crease with your fingers and fold the creased edge over again to line up with the binding edge.

Flip the folded page over to the left side. Take the pointed part of the page over so it lines up with the bottom of the magazine.

Gently push on the fold, which will pop the folded page open so you can stuff the pointed edge inside.

Go to the next page and repeat this process until you have folded all pages. Depending on how big the magazine issue is, it will take approximately 30 minutes to an hour.


This is a great little project to do while watching a good movie!

Most children can handle this project and will enjoy the process. It’s quite relaxing actually.

Once you have folded all the pages, REMOVE THE FRONT AND BACK COVER.     

Evenly space out the pages. Sometimes you will need to glue the front pages to the back page.

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Fold the end of the pipe cleaner 1 inch from the end.

Fold it at 2 inches, and then four more times that size. (You should have 5 2-inch folds)

At the second fold, flip the ends to the left, then at the next fold, flip it to the right. Tuck the flipped section either under or over the wire you are crossing. 

Flip the next fold over to the left and under or over the wire.

Adjust the star points and twist the ends together at the bend to form a complete star.

These little stars can be placed at the top of the magazine tree by sticking the ends into the middle of all the points of the folded magazine.

Make more stars to hang on the tree or as you can see in the picture above, I have hung it on an ivy wreath.

Simple projects are the best. 

Grab a magazine, turn on a good movie, and cozy in and make a magazine Christmas tree!


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