Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Prep: 5 minsCook: 25 minsTotal: 30 mins
Servings: 20 servings 1x



  1. Season chicken breast generously with seasonings of choice and salt & pepper.
  2. Place chicken breast in the Instant Pot with broth.
  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, lock in place and turn the valve to sealing.
  4. Select the poultry setting and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  5. For 4 lbs. of chicken set the time for 17 minutes for 3 lbs. of chicken set the time for 15 minutes.
  6. Once the time is up, select keep warm/cancel and switch the valve to venting to allow the pressure to release.
  7. Once all of the pressure is released, remove the lid and transfer the chicken to a large pan.
  8. Shred the chicken with two forks or whatever method you like best.
  9. Once shredded, transfer the chicken back to the Instant Pot and toss with the broth. Let it set in there for a few minutes to soak up the broth.
  10. Serve the chicken over a salad, in a soup or stew, as is, or however you please.
  11. Store leftovers in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days. For longer storage, store in the freezer.


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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4 oz. shredded chicken (~1/2 cup)
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Carbohydrate: 0g
  • (Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g)
  • Protein: 26g


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