Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Do you love pulled chicken? Even if you enjoy it, you probably haven’t had it like this before! You’re only going to need three ingredients to make flavorful, moist chicken that melts in your mouth and tastes great on its own or when added to homemade bread. You can put it on a kaiser roll, hoagie roll, dinner roll, potato bread, or even traditional sandwich bread before serving it and enjoying it. Make a meal that you know your family will love with this stress-free recipe.
Ingredients you’ll need to make Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
If you want to make a simple meal, this is the perfect recipe. You’re only going to need the following three ingredients:
- Chicken Thighs. Grab a large pack of skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. You should have about four pounds of meat.
- Sweet Barbecue Sauce. Grab an 18-ounce bottle of sweet barbecue sauce to add flavor to the chicken.
- Dr. Pepper. You’ll need a cup of Dr. Pepper that you’ll divide and add to your chicken while preparing it.
It’s that simple! With these three ingredients, you can make a tasty meal for the family.
Can I use chicken breast for this recipe?
While you can use skinless chicken breast for this recipe, the chicken thighs tend to have more flavor. If you want to make sure your chicken is as moist and delicious as possible stick with the thighs unless you don’t have them and can only use chicken breast.
Is It OK to use Diet Dr. Pepper in this recipe?
Yes, if you don’t want to use traditional Dr. Pepper, feel free to use Diet Dr. Pepper. It’s going to provide you with that same great taste that the traditional version would, but without the calories!
What should I serve with the Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken?
Feel free to serve the Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken Sandwiches on homemade bread, kaiser roll, hoagie roll, dinner roll, potato bread, or even traditional sandwich bread. Serve the chicken as it is or on a bun with some of your favorite sides, such as macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, or mashed potatoes.
How do I store it?
Store the Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken in a food storage container or Ziploc bag and place it in the fridge to keep it fresh for a maximum of four days. You can easily reheat the chicken in the microwave. If you want to save it a bit longer, you can store the chicken in the freezer. It should stay fresh when frozen for up to three months.
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Big Family Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken SandwichesPrint
Make flavorful chicken that falls apart with this easy Big Family Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Chicken Sandwiches recipe. The chicken melts in your mouth and tastes great on all kinds of bread!
- 2 family pack (about 8 pounds) skinless chicken thighs
- 2 (18 ounce) bottle sweet barbecue sauce
- 2 cups Dr. Pepper, divided
Pour 1/2 cup of Dr. Pepper into the pot of the electric pressure cooker. Place the chicken thighs over the Dr. Pepper.
Stir together the remaining Dr. Pepper and barbecue sauce. Pour over the chicken thighs.
Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program for manual or “pressure cook” for 20 minutes.
When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the electric pressure cooker to naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes before a quick release of the remaining pressure.
Carefully remove the chicken from the pot and using two forks, shred the chicken, removing any bones.
Add about 1 cup of the sauce from the pot to the chicken, coating the chicken but not making it soupy.
Serve with baked potatoes, buns, sliders, or as it is.
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