Instant Pot BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza

Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza is a super-easy 20 minute meal which I just know you’re going to love. Barbeque French bread pizza offers a change of pace from traditional pizza recipes and combines the deliciousness of baguette bread with some wonderful toppings. You will love that this easy chicken pizza on busy weeknights. It is a flavourful Instant Pot dinner you will make on repeat!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

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An easy chicken pizza pairs well with any sides or you can simply enjoy it as it is. Try this flavourful Instant Pot dinner soon. I bet it will become a regular staple in your house.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

One reason this Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza is such a good idea is the bread itself. We’ve all been there, buying a loaf of French bread which is crusty on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

But if you have some left the next day it won’t be so crusty on the outside and the inside won’t be as soft either. So a barbeque French bread pizza uses day-old (or more) French bread which is no longer fresh enough for sandwiches but is perfect for this!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

How to Make Easy Chicken Pizza

I love that this flavourful Instant Pot dinner is easy enough for anyone to make. Whether you’ve recently invested in an Instant Pot or you’re a frequent user of this fabulous device, you’ll find this 20 minute meal a breeze to prepare. Oh, and another Instant Pot recipe you just HAVE to try is this macaroni and cheese!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

So, back to the Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza. The first thing to do is to prep and cook the chicken for the topping. I like to season the chicken with chili powder and garlic powder as well as a little salt.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

Put it on the trivet in your Instant Pot and add chicken broth. You can then pressure cook/steam it in 10 minutes. Shred the meat and mix it with BBQ sauce. Any type of BBQ sauce will work here, hickory smoked, spicy, honey, or any kind you prefer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

Top the French bread with the chicken mixture as well as red onion and pepperoncini. I like to add shredded cheddar on top as well as mozzarella. You can use any kind of cheese you want, even a non-dairy cheese alternative if you prefer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

Finally grind some black pepper on top then bake this easy chicken pizza for about 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro, if liked, and enjoy!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

Topping Ideas and Variations for this BBQ Chicken Pizza

If you’re like me, you often tweak recipes a little instead of making them exactly as the recipe states. This of course depends on the recipe but pizzas are infinitely open to variations.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

Consider different seasonings on the chicken. You can sub poultry seasoning for the chili and garlic, if you prefer, or try paprika, cayenne or other spices. Celery salt rather than plain salt might be good.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

I often sprinkle some dried oregano over pizzas before baking them and you can try this too if you like. However you choose to make it, this is always a very flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

A Closer Look at Pepperoncini

These mild, sweet chilies usually come pickled in jars. Other names for pepperoncini include sweet Italian peppers and Tuscan pepper.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

They’re sweet rather than hot but some are mild while others are somewhere between mild and medium. If you want to use a hotter pepper on this Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza, I’d suggest jalapenos which offer more of a kick.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

These peppers are a couple of inches long and light yellowish green. They turn red after maturing so you can get those too, although the yellowy green ones are easier to find. If you can’t find either then you can sub banana peppers which are similar in terms of heat and flavour.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this easy chicken pizza.

What’s the Best Way to Shred Chicken?

You can actually buy precooked shredded chicken but I prefer to cook and shred my own. It just has more flavour that way and makes for a more flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

There are various ways to shred chicken. You can use a pair of forks or tear it up by hand (obviously let it cool down first!) Another method is to put the chicken in a bowl and use the low setting on a hand mixer to shred it. Don’t use the high speed else you’ll be redecorating the entire kitchen with bits of chicken!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

If you like this easy chicken pizza, you might also like Homemade Gluten Free Heart Shaped Pizza, 190 Sizzling BBQ Instagram Captions and Puns, or Tiramisu French Toast Casserole Bake with Sweet Cream.

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ French bread pizza that is an easy 20 minute meal. You will love this flavourful Instant Pot dinner.

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza

Course: Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Instant Pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Bella
Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza is a super-easy 20 minute meal. Barbeque French bread pizza offers a change of pace from traditional pizza recipes. You will love that this easy chicken pizza. It is a flavourful Instant Pot dinner you will make on repeat!
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup chicken broth 
  • 2 Cup bbq sauce
  • 1 red onion  thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup pepperoncinis 
  • 1 Cup mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon peppercorns  cracked
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Season chicken with chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Place chicken breast onto the trivet and into the instant pot. pour in the chicken broth. Seal, then set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the steam and shred the chicken.  
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Set the instant pot to “keep warm” and stir in your favorite bbq sauce. Once incorporated, remove and add to a bowl.  
  • Shred the cheese and mix to combine.  
  • Cut French bread in half and place onto a solid surface open face. I also cut the bread in half again to make 4 sections. Add shredded chicken, red onions, and pepperoncinis atop the bread. Cover with cheese and sprinkle cracked peppercorn over the top. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.  
  • Remove bread from the oven. Garnish with cilantro

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1627mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

This Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza is the very definition of comfort food. It’s a quick 20 minute meal and so easy to prepare. So try this fusion dish and enjoy some barbeque French bread pizza for dinner tonight!

If you are looking for another quick pizza recipe, you might like these Savoury Bacon, Onion and BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas.

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  1. Clara Simpson wrote:

    5 stars
    yum! i got an air fryer for Christmas. I need to try this recipe

    Posted 1.9.22 Reply
  2. Leslie wrote:

    5 stars
    So yummy! This is perfect for pizza night with the kids or as a game day snack for the Super Bowl.

    Posted 1.10.22 Reply
  3. Mimi wrote:

    So much yes! I love anything with a BBQ flavour so this is right up my street

    Posted 1.10.22 Reply
  4. Serena wrote:

    5 stars
    I love how quick this is to make! Super easy for a weeknight meal

    Posted 1.10.22 Reply
  5. Kim S wrote:

    Oh man these look sooo good! Going to pin these to make later!!

    Posted 1.11.22 Reply
  6. 5 stars
    Yum this looks great I love a good BBQ pizza can not wait to try your recipe for this on Friday night pizza night!

    Posted 2.4.22 Reply