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Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork Pressure Cooker Recipe

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This Ninja Foodi pulled pork recipe is cooked to perfection under the high heat of pressure cooking. Made with a simple seasoning blend, chicken broth, and a quality cut of pork you can create delicious pulled pork to use in a variety of meals. It is the perfect base for delicious pulled pork sandwiches, slides, or pork taco recipes. Ninja Foodi recipes offer a wide variety of meal ideas for dinner, sides, and everything in between. 

If you are craving melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork without the wait, this Ninja Foodi pressure cooker recipe is the answer. Ditch the slow cooker because this pressure cooker method delivers insanely tender, flavorful pulled pork in a fraction of the time. It’s great for meal planning and busy weeknight meals. 


While a boneless pork shoulder is recommended for optimal results, this recipe can be adapted to work with other flavorful cuts of pork like bone-in or boneless pork butt, or even pork loin. 

What You Need to Make Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork

This delicious recipe requires just a few simple ingredients, all easily customizable to suit your taste preferences.

  • 3 lb cut of pork
  • 3 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
ingredients to make ninja foodi pulled pork with homemade spice blend

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

Pick your pork. A boneless pork shoulder or Boston butt is often the go-to for this recipe, but it also works great with bone-in or boneless pork butt. You can even try pork tenderloin if you’d like.

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You can use my homemade Ninja Foodi chicken broth recipe for the broth in this recipe or store-bought.

Make sure to use a quality cut of meat no matter which cut you choose. I like ordering my pork and other meats online from Crowd Cow, where the meat comes from small regenerative farms. For this recipe, I am using a bone-in pork roast/butt cut, (because that is what I have on hand).

grass fed beef and quality pork

For the spice mixture, I am using coconut sugar instead of brown sugar because coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index, making it a better choice for keeping blood sugar steady. It is also minimally processed compared to brown sugar and other refined sugars. 

Of course, to make this Ninja Foodi recipe, and any other Foodi recipes you need the Ninja Foodi. It is the most handy of all kitchen gadgets. This countertop appliance is more than just a pressure cooker, it is also an air fryer and has multiple other functions like sear/saute, and broil. With the Foodi, you can replace the instant pot, another electric pressure cooker, and your slow cooker and air fryers. 

ninja foodi all in one

How to Make Pulled Pork in the Ninja Foodi

First, cut the pork into large chunks and place it in a large bowl.

cut pork butt roast into large pieces

Then in a small bowl combine the coconut sugar with the spices. 

homemade pork dry rub

Generously rub the spice blend all over the meat, making sure to coat it completely. Set the seasoned meat aside and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours, flipping it halfway through, to allow the spices to absorb into the pork.

season pork with seasoning spice dry rub

How to Cook Pulled Pork in the Ninja Foodi

Once the pork is ready, it’s time to sear. Use the Ninja Foodi’s sear/sauté function to get the pot nice and hot with the lid open.

Next, add the pork chunks to the hot pot and sear them on all sides for a deep brown color. A little olive oil can help with browning, but well-marbled pork may not need it. If your pork has a lot of fat, focus on rendering some of it out before searing the meat.

sear pork chunks in ninja

Once browned on all sides, carefully transfer the meat from the pot using silicone tongs to avoid scratching. Set it aside on a plate while you deglaze the pot. 

Next, pour the chicken broth into the hot pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze. Make sure to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.

deglaze foodi pot with chicken broth

Then add the remaining liquid (apple cider vinegar) to the pot, and place the seared pork back into the Foodi.

sear saute pork in foodi bottom pot

How Long to Cook Pork Shoulder in the Ninja Foodi

Next, secure the pressure lid onto the Foodi. Select high pressure, set the cook time for 40 minutes, and press start. 

The cooking time for pork in the Foodi is more about how much pork you are cooking than the type of pork. If you are cooking 3 lbs of pork roast or 3 lbs of pork shoulder the cooking time will be comparable.

If the 3 lb pork shoulder and 3 lb pork roast are similar in thickness, they will likely cook in the same amount of time. However, if one is significantly thicker, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. The thicker piece might need an extra 5-10 minutes.

pressure setting of foodi with cook time for how long to cook pork shoulder in the ninja foodi

The top of the pressure cooker lid has a valve. Make sure the valve is set to seal.

When the Ninja Foodi reaches full pressure the red button will pop up showing you that the appliance is under high pressure. Do NOT attempt to remove the lid. Let the Foodi work its magic and cook the pork.

ninja foodi pressure valve set to seal

When the cooking time is finished, it will automatically begin a natural pressure release. Allow the natural release for 15 minutes, and then switch the valve to vent for a quick release of the remaining pressure. Once the red button drops it is safe to remove the lid. 

ninja foodi pressure release valve

Remove the lid to reveal your juicy pork. While the safe minimum temperature for pork is 165°F, for perfectly tender shreds that practically melt in your mouth, aim for an internal temperature of at least 190°F.

cooked pork in ninja foodi pot with cooking liquid

Transfer the cooked pork to a platter or cutting board and shred it with a pair of forks. Save a little bit of the cooking liquid and set it aside. 

shred pork with forks, how to shred cooked pork

Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork Recipe for Amazing Shredded Pork 

This Ninja Foodi pulled pork takes this classic comfort food to a whole new level of convenience and tons of flavor. Forget spending hours babysitting a slow cooker – this pressure cooker method delivers insanely tender, juicy pulled pork in a fraction of the time.  

pulled pork ninja foodi recipe top view on platter

Whether you’re trying to feed a family on a busy weeknight or simply craving a satisfying delicious meal, this recipe is the answer. The simple ingredient list makes it easy to whip up, while the customizable dry rub allows you to personalize the flavor profile to your liking. Plus, the versatility of the Ninja Foodi lets you sear, pressure cook, and shred all in one pot, minimizing cleanup. So ditch the multiple appliances and embrace the magic of the Foodi.

pulled pork ninja pressure cooker recipe in platter with coleslaw pickles and buns

This recipe is sure to become a go-to for weeknight dinners, meal prep, or anytime you’re in the mood for melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork perfection.

ninja foodi pork butt shredded pork in juices on platter with barbecue sauce and coleslaw

Keep leftovers in an airtight container with some of the cooking liquid. Store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 

close up of ninja pulled pork

Enjoy this juicy pulled pork with your favorite barbecue sauce, pickles, and simple homemade coleslaw, or put it on hamburger buns to make pork sandwiches or sliders.

Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork on platter with homemade coleslaw

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Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork Pressure Cooker Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

This Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork recipe is made with just a few ingredients to deliver tender, flavorful pulled pork in a fraction of the time.


  • 3 lb cut of pork
  • 3 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Cut pork into large chunks. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the dry rub ingredients and season the pork.
  3. Let the seasoned pork sit at room temperature for at least 1-2 hours.
  4. Heat the Ninja Foodi using the sear/saute function.
  5. Sear the pork on all sides until well browned. Then remove the pork from the pot and set aside.
  6. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot. Make sure to scrape up any brown bits.
  7. Add the apple cider vinegar to the pot and transfer the pork back into the pot.
  8. Secure the pressure cooking lid, and select Pressure- high heat, with a cook time of 40 minutes. Then press start.
  9. When the cook time is complete, allow the Foodi to perform a natural release for 15 minutes, then quick release until the pressure drops and you can remove the lid.
  10. Remove the cooked pork from the pot, leaving the cooking liquid behind.
  11. Shred the pork with forks, serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 504mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 45g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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