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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is one of my favorite staples as it makes dinner SO EASY. The best part is this pressure cooker chicken can easily be made ahead of time in your Instant Pot! It's juicy and delicious, perfect for all kinds of recipes!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 136kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup quality stock or broth


  • Heat the bottom of the instant pot using sauté mode. Once it has heated up, add the oil and seasonings before placing the chicken into the oil in a single layer.
  • Brown each side for 1-2 minutes to create a rich flavor and then cancel the sauté mode.
  • Pour in the stock or broth and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Slide the chicken over to scape up any little browned bits on the pot as this is flavor you want. Return the chicken to a single layer.
  • Twist on the locking lid and ensure the steam valve is set to sealing. Then, select the manual setting to cook for 4 minutes. Be sure to adjust your cooking time depending on the size and thickness of your breasts.
  • When the chicken has finished cooking, allow it to natural pressure release for 10 minutes. When the time is up, carefully release any remaining pressure and remove the lid.
  • Remove your chicken from the instant pot and shred the chicken using forks or a hand mixer. The leftover liquid from cooking can be saved for future recipes if used within 3-4 days. Enjoy!


Calories: 136kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 449mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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