Have you ever craved something so bad you needed to make it right then? I have always enjoyed Buffalo Chicken dip, but I wanted to try it in the Instant Pot. Like many of you, the Instant Pot has become all the rage in my house. These Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches are so divine. Once you make this, I don’t think you’ll have buffalo chicken any other way.
Instant Pot® Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches
If you’re ready to make something yummy and a little different, get ready to make this dish. Sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner, especially in the summer months. I LOVE to get out the Instant Pot because it doesn’t overheat the house and makes an awesome dish every single time.
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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches
Now, I can’t just show you a delicious dish like this and not give you the recipe. I’m going to walk you through this recipe step by step and it’s going to be delicious! You’ll want to bring this dish with you everywhere you go and everyone will love it. Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches are a favorite for my grandkids and my husband Mark!
Start by placing your chicken breasts with one cup of water in your Instant Pot®. Turn the valve to sealing, and cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. Let it pressure release for about 10 minutes naturally, while you prepare other ingredients.
Remove chicken, ensure it is cooked through, drain fat and water from the Instant Pot®. Shred chicken with a fork and place back into your Instant Pot®.
The next step is to add the Hot Sauce on top of the shredded chicken. Now, this is where you decide how “hot” you want your Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches to be. If you would rather use BBQ sauce, then use that instead of the hot sauce.
Now, add the cream cheese and bacon pieces.
Add the cheese and ranch mix. Stir until well combined. Place the lid back on. If cheese is not melting then place the lid back on and keep warm for another 3 minutes.
Here is the finished product, ready to serve and enjoy for dinner.
You can toast the regular hamburger buns or the onion hamburger buns shown below and scoop the mixture on them.
How long can I store raw chicken in the fridge?
According to the USDA, whatever raw chicken you may store, whether it is the breast, thigh, whole chicken, or legs, it should not be stored longer than 1-2 days.
How long can I store this cooked recipe in the fridge?
You can store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3 days in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze this recipe after it’s cooked?
Yes, you can freeze the cooked recipe in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Natural Release Vs Quick Release
Most recipes will tell you whether or not to use a natural release or the quick release on your Instant Pot. However, if it doesn’t, here is how you can know:
Natural Release: This type of release is for tougher cuts of meat, recipes with high starch like rice or grains, or recipes that require a lot of liquid.
Quick Release: You will use the quick release for delicate cuts of meat, vegetables, seafood, chicken breasts, and steaming.
If you are using the quick release on your Instant Pot, you will want to place a towel over the valve and use a wooden spoon to manually turn the valve from seal to vent. The towel will help prevent you from getting steam in your face.
Buffalo Chicken Bacon Sandwiches
- 4-5 raw chicken breasts
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of cooked crumbled bacon bits
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 packet Ranch Dressing/Seasoning Packet
- Onion buns, toast if desired
Start by placing your chicken breasts with one cup of water in your Instant Pot®. Turn the valve to sealing, and cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. Let it pressure release for about 10 minutes naturally, while you prepare other ingredients. Remove chicken, ensure it is cooked through, drain fat and water from Instant Pot®. Shred chicken with a fork and place back into your instant pot. Add hot sauce, cream cheese, cheese, ranch mix, and bacon. Stir until well combined. Place the lid back on to melt the cheese. If cheese did not melt enough to your liking place the lid back on and keep warm for another 3 minutes. Toast buns if you prefer. Serve and Enjoy!
Do you know what I love about this recipe? I love cooking from scratch and saving money at the same time. There is something so awesome when you can make a healthy dinner at home with your family.
This is one more post about cooking dinners you can make with items from your freezer, fridge, and pantry. Keep prepping and stay well, my friends. May God bless this world, Linda