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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot shredded chicken recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful protein. Just toss in the chicken, spices, and broth, then let the pot work its magic. In no time, you've got tender, juicy chicken ready to star in your next meal.

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Alright folks, got a winner for you today. This instant pot shredded chicken recipe, lifesaver on busy days. Picture fall-apart tender chicken, seasoned to perfection, ready in no time. Great for batch cooking, versatile enough for any meal. You with me? Let's dive in, we're about to up our chicken game!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

  • Chicken breasts: Lean protein source that shreds easily, providing the base for the shredded chicken recipe in the Instant Pot.
  • Chicken broth: Adds moisture and flavor to the chicken while also enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

READ MORE: Instant Pot Recipe Guide for Home Cooks

Essential Tools for Making Shredded Chicken in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time by using high pressure to cook the chicken quickly and efficiently.
  • Tongs: Helps to remove the chicken from the Instant Pot without burning yourself or damaging the meat.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Place chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  5. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and shred using two forks.
  6. Serve the shredded chicken as desired.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 200 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 40 g | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 120 mg | Sodium: 500 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Preparing and Storing Shredded Chicken Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the shredded chicken as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the shredded chicken to cool completely.
  • Store the shredded chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the shredded chicken completely.
  • Place the shredded chicken in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.
  • Label the container with the date.
  • Freeze the shredded chicken for up to 3 months.

Adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to the chicken broth can enhance the flavor of the shredded chicken in this recipe.

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

How long does it take to cook the shredded chicken in the instant pot?
The shredded chicken cooks in the instant pot on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts in this recipe.
Do I need to season the chicken before cooking it in the instant pot?
Yes, it is recommended to season the chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper for added flavor.
How should I store the leftover shredded chicken?
Store the leftover shredded chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
What can I make with the shredded chicken?
You can use the shredded chicken in tacos, salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, or casseroles for a quick and easy meal.

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