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Instant Pot chicken meal prep

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep – 4 ways

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  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep is so quick, easy, and tender in the Instant Pot! Mix it up with four different meal prep recipes for an amazing week of healthy lunches or dinners. Paleo, Whole30, dairy free, and gluten free too!



to make the Buffalo Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons ghee, or olive oil (use if you don’t tolerate ghee)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Lunch Box Meal Prep:

  • handful of baby carrots
  • handful of mini celery sticks
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 oz buffalo chicken
  • more optional add-ins: cucumbers, Primal Kitchen Ranch dressing (for dip)

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato and Brussels sprouts Meal Prep:

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced into rounds and roasted
  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, halved and roasted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz buffalo chicken

Green Goddess Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep

  • handful of mixed greens
  • Primal Kitchen Green Goddess salad dressing
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz buffalo chicken
  • more optional add-ins: feta cheese (leave out for Paleo or Whole30), crispy bacon, pickled onions

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep:

  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower rice
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeños, diced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • handful of mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • slice of lime, juiced
  • 4 oz buffalo chicken
  • more optional add-ins: grain-free Siete tortilla chips, Primal Kitchen ranch dressing, shredded cabbage,


Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken:

  1. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken breast at the bottom of the instant pot.
  2. Pour 1/2 a cup of hot sauce over chicken, and top with ghee, and diced onion.
  3. Place the lid on the instant pot, and make sure the valve knob is set to ‘sealing’. Set the timer on manual high pressure for 17 minutes. Once the timer goes off, let the instant pot naturally release for 5 minutes.
  4. Unlock the lid, and use tongs to transfer chicken breast onto a cutting board or plate to shred. Using two forks, shred the chicken and return it to the Instant pot.
  5. Pour remaining 1/4 cup of hot sauce over the chicken and stir. Press sauté on the Instant Pot to let the juices absorb into the chicken for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Press ‘cancel’ on Instant pot to turn off ‘saute’ mode, and let the chicken cool before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 1433.2 mg
  • Fat: 11.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 105.6 mg