Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken in a blue bowl with a pressure cooker behind it.
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Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken requires only 4 ingredients and is so simple to make! Healthy, paleo, whole30, and perfect for meal prepping!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot chicken, instant pot shredded chicken
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 265kcal



  • Place chicken breasts in instant pot base. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour broth into base.
  • Cover the instant pot and set to Poultry OR Manual. Set to Normal, High Pressure for 14 minutes. (If frozen, do 18 minutes). Make sure your pot is set to sealing, not venting.
  • 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 separate bowl. There will be extra liquid in the instant pot. You can use this in soups or as cooking stock or discard. 
  • Shred chicken apart with forks + enjoy! (Note: chicken can also be shredded by placing in mixer on low!)

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1748mg 73%
Potassium 909mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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