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Shredded BBQ Chicken & Coleslaw + Quick Pickles Cucumbers

Delicious shredded BBQ Chicken and Coleslaw is a match made for each other, loaded with some much flavor and goodness. Sweet tangy bbq chicken and creamy coleslaw will have your taste buds singing. I topped it with pickled cucumbers and onion. Enjoy it in a bowl or bun!

bbq chicken & coleslaw

There is nothing better than chicken smothered in bbq sauce. I made my chicken in the instant pot which made things quick, effortless, and easy! Paired with coleslaw this is truly a combination made for each other. 

bbq chicken and coleslaw

You can serve Shredded BBQ Chicken & Coleslaw in a bowl or brioche bun, both are terrific! Personally I prefer the bowl, but the rest of my family eats theirs in a bun. A bowl is a great way to keep this recipe low carb, and in my opinion, everything tastes better in a bowl!

How to make Shredded BBQ Chicken in the Instant Pot

  • Make the BBQ chicken by combining all ingredients in your instant pot. Seal and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When time is up quick release, and remove the lid. Using two forks shred the chicken.    
  • Don’t have an Instant Pot, no problem! You can place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook chicken covered on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours. 

How to make Coleslaw

  • In a medium bowl add your coleslaw mix. In a small jar combine dressing ingredients and pour over your coleslaw mix. Toss to combine, let it sit 5 minutes before serving.

How to make quick pickled cucumbers and onion

  • To a bowl combine vinegar, coconut sugar, and salt. Toss in the red onion, cucumbers, and dill. Let chill in the fridge 5 minutes before serving. 

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Yield: 6 servings

Shredded BBQ Chicken & Coleslaw + Quick Pickles Cucumbers

Shredded BBQ Chicken & Coleslaw + Quick Pickles Cucumbers

Delicious shredded BBQ Chicken and Coleslaw is a match made for each other loaded with some much flavor and goodness. Sweet tangy bbq chicken and creamy coleslaw will have your taste buds singing. I topped it with pickled cucumbers and onion. Enjoy it in a bowl or bun!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Shredded BBQ Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp Italian chicken
  • pinch of salt

Quick Pickled Cucumber and Red Onion

  • 1/2 cup white vinager
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar, can sub white sugar
  • 1 cucumber, peeled if waxed, sliced thin
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Coleslaw

  • 2 9 ounces bags coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinager

Instructions

Shredded BBQ Chicken

    1. Make the BBQ chicken by combining all ingredients in your instant pot.
    2. Seal and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When time is up quick release, and remove the lid. Using two forks shred the chicken.    
    3. Don't have an Instant Pot, no problem! You can place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook chicken covered on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours. 

Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onion

    1. To a bowl combine vinegar, coconut sugar, and salt. Whisk till sugar starts to dissolve. Toss in the red onion, cucumbers, and dill. Let chill in the fridge 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Coleslaw

  1. In a medium bowl add your coleslaw mix.
  2. In a small jar combine mayo, greek yogurt, lemon juice, agave, and apple cider vinegar. Pour dressing over your coleslaw mix. Toss to combine, let it sit 5 minutes before serving.

Assemble

  1. To make bowls, add shredded chicken, coleslaw. and top it with pickled veggies.
  2. To make a sandwich layer the bottom of a brioche bun with shredded chicken, coleslaw, and pickles. Place the top of the bun on your sandwich and enjoy it!

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