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A quick, easy, and healthy shredded chicken recipe that is made in the Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is super tender, juicy, and so easy to make with only a few simple ingredients!  Use this pressure cooker pulled chicken recipe when meal prepping your favorite healthy, low-carb, Paleo, and Whole30 dishes for lunch or dinner.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 136 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 cup regular sodium broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 tsp. seasoning mix optional*
  • ½ -1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Pour broth or water into the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot.
  2. Place chicken into the Instant Pot.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning mix, salt and pepper on top of the chicken.
  4. Cook chicken on high pressure for 10 minutes if chicken breasts are large (between 7-8 ounces) or 8 minutes if chicken breasts are medium-sized (between 4-6 ounces.)
  5. Allow a 10-minute natural pressure release.
  6. Do not open the Instant Pot for 10 minutes after the timer goes off.
  7. Open the pressure release valve and let any excess steam out.
  8. Shred the chicken and let it sit in the liquid for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Low sodium broth or water can be used instead of the regular sodium broth.
  • Italian seasoning, taco seasoning, blackened seasoning, and poultry seasoning all work great in this recipe.
  • Adjust the amount of salt you use depending on how much sodium the seasoning mix and broth contains.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.