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BBQ Chicken bowls with coleslaw and sweet potato fries topped with green onions in a white bowl

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Bowls with Coleslaw (Whole30)

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Bowls are a quick & easy, family-friendly meal! Complete with homemade sweet potato fries & coleslaw, this healthy meal is sure to be a hit!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 480kcal
Author Mary Smith


  • pressure cooker


Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 large sweet potatoes or 4 small
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

BBQ Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 bottle Paleo BBQ Sauce I like The New Primal or Tessemae's


  • 1 bag coleslaw mix red & green cabbage with carrots
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup sub date syrup for Whole30
  • ¼ cup Whole30/Paleo mayo I love Sir Kensington's Avocado oil mayo or Primal Kitchen


  • Preheat your oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Slice the sweet potatoes into fries (cut vertically to form 1/4" thick slices, then cut those into strips). Toss with the oil and seasonings. Lay the fries out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until browned and crispy.
  • While the fries are in the oven, make the chicken. Add the chicken breasts to your instant pot along with the diced onion and BBQ sauce. Toss to make sure everything is coated. Lock the lid, turn the vent knob to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Let it naturally release for 10 minutes, then release the steam. Remove the chicken and shred it using 2 forks, then return the chicken to the pot and toss.
  • Next, make the coleslaw. Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. This can be kept in the fridge until ready to serve. You can also make it up to 24 hours ahead of time!
  • Once everything is done, assemble your bowls with some of the chicken, fries and coleslaw. Take it to the next level but garnishing with diced green onions and drizzling with ranch dressing. Enjoy!


See above for additional details on how to store and how to cook the sweet potato fries in the air fryer!


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1211mg | Potassium: 1323mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 24457IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg