shredded chicken made in the instant pot
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5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast

Shredded chicken breast is always good to have on hand because it can be used in so many different dishes. This pressure cooker recipe is fast, easy, and will give you perfectly cooked chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
NPR5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Breasts, Easy, Pressure Cooker, Quick, Quick and Easy, Shredded Chicken
Category: Poultry, Staples
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 8
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper



  • Add Chicken to Pot: Stack the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet and then pour the chicken stock over the chicken breasts.
  • 10-Minute Cook Time: Close the Instant Pot, set the pressure release valve to 'Sealing' and cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 10 minutes.
  • 5-minute NPR: Once the cooking time has completed, allow for a 5-minute Natural Pressure Release. After the 5-minute NPR has finished, open the pressure release valve to release the remaining pressure. Open the pot.
  • Remove and Shred: Ensure that the chicken has reached a safe internal temperature of 165° F before removing. Then carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a large bowl and shred.
  • Your chicken is ready to use in any recipe!


Calories: 130kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 441mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg