Easy Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo chicken sliders are perfect for your game day. These are so easy to make too. All of the goodness of a hot wing, but you don’t have to get your fingers dirty. You don’t need a game to enjoy these; they are ready for you any day of the week.

Buffalo chicken sliders with ranch dressing

Seriously, who doesn’t love buffalo chicken wings? It is one of my favorite ways to serve up chicken. This recipe is very straightforward and I am going to use my Instant Pot pressure cooker for this recipe.

I love my pressure cooker because it makes cooking simple and very clean. You can make this dish in about 30 minutes with your pressure cooker. If you don’t happen to have one, you can use a slow cooker. Either way, these Buffalo chicken sliders will come out great.

chicken breasts, Frank's Red Hot Sauce, butter, and Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing mix

Ingredients in Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This recipe is so easy. You can make this recipe with easy to find ingredients. I used chicken breasts for this recipe, but you could make this with chicken tenders, whole chicken, or even dark meat. I used butter, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and some dry Ranch Dressing Mix.

hot sauce, butter, chicken, and ranch dressing powder in an instant Pot

Put everything into the pressure cooker!

Simply add all of the ingredients into the pressure cooker. You will not need to add any water to the recipe. The liquid of the hot sauce and the melted butter provide the liquid necessary for the Instant Pot.

I cooked this for about 12 minutes on high and performed a natural release.

chicken after it has cooked in buffalo chicken sauce

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Shred the chicken when you are ready to serve.

After the chicken has cooked, I simply put it into a bowl and shredded the chicken for the sandwiches. This way you can add some of the sauce back to the chicken if you desire.

Don’t have an Instant Pot? Make it in a slow cooker

Slow cooker times:

  • Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours
  • Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours

What type of rolls should you use for sliders?

To make sliders you have several options for the rolls. You can use ordinary dinner rolls. Hawaiian Bread rolls are a great choice. If you are lucky, some stores sell pretzel buns.

If you can’t find any of those, you may want to try this recipe with hamburger buns.

Why Dry Ranch Mix is perfect for recipes.

I don’t normally talk about specific products. In this recipe, I really like the Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing Mix. It’s perfect for recipes, and it gives this chicken a wonderful flavor.

I buy mine in bulk at Costco, you can also purchase it on amazon. I also like to use it in my No Time Taco Soup recipe.

Top the sliders with a creamy salad dressing

You may want to cook the chicken ahead of time and then place it in a slow cooker for your game day and let your guests assemble their own sliders.

You may want to have jars of salad dressing (Ranch or Blue Cheese), tomato slices, lettuce, and maybe even some thin onion slices to go along with these sandwiches.

You could also split open the buns smear a little butter on them, and toast them for an extra touch.

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Buffalo chicken sliders with ranch dressing

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

It's hard to beat Buffalo Chicken Sliders.  Buffalo chicken is made in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 590kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 12 ounces Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 16 dinner rolls


Pressure Cooker

  • Place two pounds of chicken, 12 ounces of hot sauce, 1/2 cup butter, dry Ranch dressing mix into the pressure cooker.
  • Place the lid on the pot, and make sure the vent is closed. Cook for 12 minutes on high pressure. Perform a natural release.
  • Shred chicken, and then add back part of the juices from the chicken. To serve place chicken on buns and add the desired toppings.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Place all of the ingredients into the slow cooker.
  • Slow Cooker times: Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours
  • Shred chicken, and then add back part of the juices from the chicken. To serve place chicken on buns and add the desired toppings.



Serve with homemade Ranch or blue cheese dressing.


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 2216mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. M williams

    4 stars
    30 minutes for chicken is way too long in an Ip. I just did 10 with 4 min NPR and it was perfect. Used 1 cup water and half the buffalo sauce. Added the rest of sauce after shredding.

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