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April Fools “Sundae”

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Instant Pot April Fool’s “Sundae” is a bbq chicken and mashed potato sundae that is perfect for an April Fool’s Day meal. Kids and adults will be delighted by this whimsical dinner!


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds, fresh or frozen)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce or gravy
  • 4 cherry tomatoes


  1. Pour broth into Instant Pot. Add chicken into pot. Salt and pepper the chicken.
  2. Place a trivet* on top of the chicken. Add potatoes into a pot-in-pot dish* and cover with water. Place the potato dish on top of the trivet. 
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 10 minutes for fresh chicken or 12 minutes for frozen chicken. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Carefully remove the potato pan. Drain off liquid. Pour the potatoes into a mixing bowl. Mash* the potatoes well. Stir in the milk, kosher salt, and butter. Set aside.
  5. Place chicken on a cutting board and shred or chop. In a bowl, stir the chicken together with BBQ sauce or gravy. 
  6. To assemble the sundaes: In a ice cream sundae glass* layer ½ cup of shredded meat and ½ cup of potatoes twice and top with a cherry tomato!


You can also use instant mashed potatoes. You’ll need about 4 cups of hot mashed potatoes.

To make this gluten-free use a gluten-free BBQ sauce or gravy.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot