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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is the quickest and easiest way to have a perfect and healthy chicken meal. Making chicken in the Instant Pot is convenient, because the cooking time is drastically reduced, compared to conventional cooking methods.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, Shredded Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 285kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3-4 lbs chicken breasts boneless and skinless fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth water or pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning herbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • If using frozen chicken, before you add the chicken to the Instant Pot make sure its not stuck together.
  • Add chicken breasts to the Instant Pot. It is okay if the breasts overlap.
  • Add liquid of choice and all the other ingredients.
  • Place the lid and lock it, make sure to point the valve to sealing.
  • Press manual and select 15 minutes for fresh/thawed chicken breasts or 25 minutes, for frozen chicken breasts. It will take the pot about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once the cooking is done and the Instant Pot beeps, do a 10-15 minute Natural Pressure Release, after that open the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Check the internal temperature of the chicken, it should be at least 165 degrees F.
  • You can chop it and serve it as it is, or transfer the chicken to a large bowl and shred it. Use the cooking liquid to add it to the shredded chicken to make it moist and flavorful.
  • Store the chicken in an airtight container, add the cooking liquid to it to keep it moist.



Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.1mg