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Instant Pot Chicken With Alabama White Sauce

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I’m not sure about you, but there’s just something about Southern food that makes my taste buds water. Creamy and delicious this Instant Pot Chicken With Alabama White Sauce is my go-to southern comfort food.

Instant Pot Chicken With Alabama White Sauce Recipe.

Chicken with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

The idea of barbecue and white sauce doesn’t seem to match, but it is often called a barbecue sauce to those in Alabama. You will love this recipe for an easy and unique spin on classic sliders.

  • Unique Taste: Alabama White Sauce adds a tangy, creamy twist to traditional chicken sliders.
  • Effortless Preparation: The Instant Pot significantly cuts down cooking and prep time.
  • Perfect for Parties: These sliders are the ultimate crowd-pleaser for any gathering.

Chicken Slider Ingredients

  • Raw Chicken Breasts: Ideal for shredding and providing lean protein to the sliders.
  • Broth: Infuses the chicken with extra flavor and moisture, ensuring your meat is juicy and flavorful.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Enhances the flavor profile of the dish, contributing sweet, sour, and salty notes.
  • Mayonnaise: Adds richness to the Alabama white BBQ sauce and helps to create its thick, creamy texture.
  • Buttermilk: Contribute to the unique taste and texture of the Alabama white sauce.
  • Horseradish: Brings a fiery kick to the sauce, elevating its flavor and adding an exciting heat to the sliders.

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken With Alabama White Sauce

Step 1: Pressure Cook the Chicken

First, add the large boneless chicken breasts and broth to the inner pot. Then, place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to the “sealing” position, press “pressure cook” or “manual,” and set the time for 40 minutes.

Chicken

Step 2: Quick Release Your Instant Pot

Then, flip the valve to the “venting” position to release the pressure. Next, drain the juice from the pot and shred the chicken. The chicken should shred easily.

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Step 3: Make the Alabama White Sauce

In a medium bowl, whisk all the rest of the ingredients together for the sauce. You can place the Alabama white barbecue sauce in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

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Step 4: Serve Your Chicken Sliders

Place chicken on the slider bun and pour the Alabama white sauce over the top, covering with the top slider bun. Enjoy!

 Chicken Sliders

Tips for Making Alabama White Sauce

  • Make the Sauce While the Chicken Cooks. To save time, go ahead and make the sauce while your chicken is in the Instant Pot.
  • Whisk Sauce Well. You don’t want any lumps in your sauce so make sure you whisk it really well.
  • Mix Chicken and Sauce. Instead of topping the chicken with the sauce, I have found that it’s more flavorful when the sauce is mixed in with the shredded chicken.

Spice Things Up With These Additions

  • Lemon Juice/ Apple Cider Vinegar: Adding lemon juice or apple cider vingar to the Alabama White Sauce gives it a bright, tangy kick that balances the creamy base.
  • Prepared Horseradish: Adding horseradish to the Alabama white barbecue sauce makes it a bit spicy and more flavorful. Mix it in right before you’re done making the sauce, and add as much as you like depending on how spicy you want it.

Check Out These Options

  • Chicken Thighs: Using chicken thighs instead of breasts in the Chicken With Alabama White Sauce recipe will add more juiciness and deeper flavor to the dish.
  • Leftover Grilled Chicken: Using grilled smoked chicken in slider buns Alabama white barbecue sauce enhances the dish’s smoky flavor due to the BBQ chicken rub used in it, adding a depth that complements the tangy sauce.

How to Store Leftover Alabama White Sauce Chicken Sliders

  • Store In Fridge Or Freezer: Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months for best quality.
  • Reheat: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen and reheat gently, adding extra sauce if needed to moisten.

Pair Instant Pot Chicken Slider With These Recipes

  • Coleslaw: A crunchy blend of cabbage and carrots tossed in creamy mayo-based dressing.
  • Artichoke Dipping Sauce: Pair your Instant Pot Chicken with Alabama White Sauce with a tasty artichoke dipping sauce. It’s a creamy mix that makes your meal even more delicious!
  • Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese: Creamy, cheesy goodness that pairs well with any barbecue-style dish.
Instant Pot Alabama Chicken Sliders

Instant Pot Chicken With Alabama White Sauce

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Enjoy Instant Pot Chicken with Alabama White Sauce - tender chicken complemented by a creamy, peppery dressing for a quick, unforgettable meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons raw horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Slider Buns

Instructions

  1. First, add the large boneless chicken breasts and broth to the inner pot. Then, place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to the “sealing” position, press “pressure cook” or “manual,” and set the time for 40 minutes.
  2. Then, flip the valve to the “venting” position to release the pressure. Next, drain the juice from the pot and shred the chicken. The chicken should shred easily.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk all the rest of the ingredients together for the sauce. You can place the Alabama white barbecue sauce in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  4. Place chicken on the slider bun and pour the Alabama white sauce over the top, covering with the top slider bun.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make the Sauce While the Chicken Cooks. To save time, go ahead and make the sauce while your chicken is in the Instant Pot.
  • Whisk Sauce Well. You don’t want any lumps in your sauce so make sure you whisk it really well.
  • Mix Chicken and Sauce. Instead of topping the chicken with the sauce, I have found that it’s more flavorful when the sauce is mixed in with the shredded chicken.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 687mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 39g

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8 Comments

  1. Pressure cooked chicken is great, it makes it more tender and the sauce sounds so delicious too.

  2. We love making sliders at home, so we’ll definitely try this easy recipe. I like that you can make it easily with an Instant Pot.

  3. I heard about Alabama white sauce for the first time a few weeks ago. I think my son will enjoy making this recipe!

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