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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
WW Freestyle Points Zero



  • 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 Pressure Cook. 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. (It should take about 5 minutes to come to pressure)
  • Once it is finished cooking, manually release pressure or naturally release the 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, as cooking stock or discard. 
  • Shred chicken apart with forks + enjoy! (Note: chicken can also be shredded by placing in mixer on low speed!)



Substitutions for this recipe:
  • Broth - You can use any kind of broth in this recipe (veggie or beef will work) or you can just use water. 
  • Salt/Pepper- You don't have to add salt/pepper to this. You can leave the chicken plain and season as you eat, or you can add other spices to it! We have done this with Italian seasoning and it was delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1748mg76%
Potassium 909mg26%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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