This Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken will make meal prepping a breeze! Perfect for adding in soups, sandwiches or with veggies! Made with only four ingredients, it’s paleo, gluten free, whole 30 and so delicious!
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I debated calling this recipe ‘stupid easy instant pot chicken’ but, wound up going with Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken instead…But really, this recipe is kinda stupid easy. And if you’re an instant pot newbie like me – I promise you can totally handle it!
I’m not going to lie – the instant pot scared me for a while. I got it as an early Christmas gift and left it in the box for a few weeks because I was too nervous to break it open. I had cooked with one once before for a cookbook shoot that I had assisted on…but even then it made me nervous.
I don’t know if it’s the high pressure, or the fact that you can’t really see whats going on in the pot… but it is intimidating! When I finally got the courage to fire up the instant pot, I figured I’d ease into it with something simple like shredded chicken. Can’t mess that up, right?
It came out so good on the first try, that I wound up making it almost every week to use in different recipes. I put it in this Low Carb Chicken ‘Noodle’ Soup, used it these Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nachos, put it on this Fall Harvest Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette…. It goes with/in anything! Plus, it literally takes under 20 minutes, and makes the most perfect, juicy shredded chicken. You gotta try it!
Wondering what to use this Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken in? Here are some ideas!
- Chicken Quinoa Veggie Power Bowls
- Paleo Buffalo Chicken Nachos
- Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats
Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
- Place everything in the instant pot
- On the Poultry setting, set to Normal, High Pressure for 14 minutes.
- Allow the Instant Pot to come to pressure + cook.
- Once it is finished cooking, manually release pressure
- Remove chicken from instant pot and place in bowl. Shred chicken apart with forks + enjoy! (Note: chicken can also be shredded by placing in mixer on low!)
I promise that even if you haven’t made anything in your instant pot – you can handle this. I was nervous that things would go wrong.. but this is fool proof. I’ve made it 5 times since my first time trying it.. and every single time, it comes out perfect! And if you don’t have an instant pot – I promise they’re not as scary as they look… it will make your life soooo much easier!
You can view the nutrition facts for this on My Fitness Pal