Chicken!

I could possibly eat it every day.

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I have and use so many recipes that call for shredded chicken breast. I’ll be honest, I usually buy the packaged shredded chicken at the supermarket because it’s so much easier. Ever since I got an Instant Pot though, I’ve been making it in there and it really is easy and a whole lot cheaper!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast
Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Appliances & Cookware

For this recipe, I used my 8 quart Instant Pot.

Tools & Utensils

This is a simple recipe and doesn’t require many tools or utensils. These are the items I used to make this recipe:

  • To avoid burning the chicken, make sure and use the trivet or a cooking rack.
  • I use this small measuring cup constantly. It’s a one cup measuring cup which makes it very convenient for measuring small amounts of liquid. So, if you’re measuring a cup or less, this one is so much easier to handle than the larger 2 or 4 cup measuring cups.
  • I used my favorite cutting board for shredding the chicken. I like it because it’s thick and sturdy and looks beautiful as well.
  • These metal tongs are a must for any kitchen. They’re especially great for handling raw meats like chicken (which I hate touching with my hands ?). I’ve tried various plastic and silicone tongs but nothing beats a good pair of metal tongs.

Cooking Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot

All you need is chicken breasts, chicken broth and an Instant Pot of course!

Recipe for Shredded Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot

8 min with quick pressure release (QPR) and you’ve got a perfectly cooked, juicy chicken breast.

Making Shredded Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot

It comes out perfect every time, and I can quickly make any of the family favorite recipes that call for shredded chicken.

Chicken Breast Made in the Instant Pot Perfectly Cooked Shredded Chicken Breast Made in the Instant Pot

If you need ideas for what to make with shredded chicken, I’ve got those too! Check out one of my family’s favorite dips and my chicken tacos recipe. Also, I just put up a recipe for our version of Chicken à la King.

Really, the possibilities are endless!

Chicken nachos, chicken enchiladas, chicken salad sandwiches, and on and on!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast


Shredded Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot
DifficultyBeginnerCook Time8 minsTotal Time13 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup chicken broth
 4 chicken breasts

Directions

1

Stack chicken breasts in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet.

2

Pour 1 cup of chicken broth over the chicken breasts.

3

Set the Instant Pot to cook for 8 minutes at High Pressure.

4

Once cooking has completed do a Quick Pressure Release (QPR).

5

Ensure that the chicken is at a safe internal temperature before serving.

6

Carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a bowl and shred.

7

Your chicken is ready to use in any recipe!

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils, and Appliances

These are some of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances that were used to make this recipe.

click any image below to learn more

Ingredients

 1 cup chicken broth
 4 chicken breasts

Directions

1

Stack chicken breasts in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet.

2

Pour 1 cup of chicken broth over the chicken breasts.

3

Set the Instant Pot to cook for 8 minutes at High Pressure.

4

Once cooking has completed do a Quick Pressure Release (QPR).

5

Ensure that the chicken is at a safe internal temperature before serving.

6

Carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a bowl and shred.

7

Your chicken is ready to use in any recipe!

Shredded Chicken Breast [Instant Pot]