Super Easy Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken

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How to make Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Sandwiches

Simple, easy, and flavorful! The whole family loves these Instant Pot Mississippi chicken sandwiches! And I love how easy it is to make in the Instant Pot. If you prefer slow cooker method, scroll on down for instructions.

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Friendly reminder – don’t forget to put the sealing ring in your Instant Pot lid. I washed the ring and forgot to put it back in the lid before trying this recipe for the first time. This recipe does not work without it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

mississippi chicken ingredients

Mississippi Chicken Sandwich Ingredients

Just dump the chicken, broth, seasonings, butter, and peppers into the pot!

Feel free to use a homemade au jus seasoning or homemade ranch seasoning mix. It can be a healthier recipe when you choose to make the seasonings or find seasonings with good ingredients in them.

chicken and pepperoncini recipe

As far as pepperoncini peppers go, you can usually find them in a glass jar near the pickled products in the canned section at the grocery store. There are usually different levels of spiciness and I use mild.

Any sandwich bun or roll will do! Just choose your fav. You could even eat the Mississippi chicken with cheese in a tortilla or wrap.

I think provolone or mozzarella are my favorite cheese choices here, but I bet pepper jack would be a nice option for those who like a little more spice.

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How long to cook Mississippi Chicken in the Instant Pot

The cook time is going to depend on the chicken…

  • frozen chicken breasts – cook for 30 minutes
  • thawed chicken breasts – cook for 15-20 minutes (go 20 if they are large and thick)
  • frozen chicken tenders – cook for 6 minutes, let pressure release naturally for 6 minutes
  • thawed chicken tender – cook for 3 minutes, let pressure release naturally for 6 minutes

You can cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces to reduce cooking time. Plan on about 15 minutes for your Instant Pot to come to pressure, then the cook time will begin.

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Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken Instructions

Add chicken, broth, butter, au jus seasoning, ranch seasoning, and peppers to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until fork tender. Shred the chicken, then return to the liquid and it’s ready to serve with a sandwich roll and cheese! See more slow cooker recipes.

How to Shred Chicken

Enjoy your Mississippi Chicken Sandwich!

Dump recipes, like this one, are awesome for freezer meals! You can freeze the ingredients so they are ready to dump into the Instant Pot or slow cooker or you can cook it up and freeze the shredded chicken.

Want some soup with your sandwich? We’ve shared some pretty awesome soup and chili recipes. Or maybe a side salad would really hit the spot – salad recipes.

See more of our favorite Instant Pot recipes!

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instant pot mississippi chicken

Super Easy Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken

Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken is at the top of the list for easy chicken recipes! Throw it all in an Instant Pot or slow cooker, set it and forget it. Love it!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8


  • Pressure Cooker



  • Add chicken, broth, butter, au jus seasoning, ranch seasoning, and peppers to the Instant Pot.
  • Seal and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes with frozen chicken, or 15-20 minutes with thawed chicken.
  • Release pressure (natural or quick), then remove the chicken and pepperoncini peppers. Shred the chicken, then return it to Instant Pot and mix with the juices. Discard peppers, eat them, or add them back to the mix if you want a little more spice.
  • Serve warm on toasted hoagie buns with provolone cheese slices. Dip sandwich into juices from chicken mixture, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Smaller pieces of chicken will take less time to cook.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
Ingredients: Au Jus Seasoning, Bread, Butter, Cheese, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Pepperoncini, Ranch Seasoning Mix
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Sandwiches and Burgers, Instant Pot, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker

Comments & Reviews

  • We made this a week ago and my kids loved it! It was so easy and good. I did put my seal back after I washed it but it was not in all the way so I kept trying to get the lid on for what felt like 10 years until I checked the seal! Haha

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