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Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken: A Versatile Recipe for the Whole Family

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If you’re looking for a quick, easy and versatile shredded chicken recipe that the whole family will love, look no further than this easy instant pot shredded chicken! It only takes minutes to make, and can be used in all sorts of recipes from tacos to quesadillas to salads. Plus, it’s perfect for those times when you need a little extra protein. So why wait? Give this easy Instant Pot shredded chicken recipe a try today!

This Instant Pot pulled chicken is literally the easiest meal you’ll ever make. If you need chicken and need it fast, then you’ll be glad you were able to make this!

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What Can I Use Shredded Chicken For?

Shredded chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. It can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads and sandwiches to soups and casseroles. And because it is already cooked, shredded chicken can save you time when you’re trying to get dinner on the table. Here are just a few ideas for how to use shredded chicken:

  • Add it to your favorite soup or chili recipe for extra protein.
  • Stir it into some cooked rice or quinoa along with some sauteed veggies for a quick and easy stir-fry.
  • Mix it with mayo, diced celery, and seasonings to make a tasty chicken salad.
  • Use it as a filling for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas.
  • Top a green salad with shredded chicken and your favorite salad dressing.
  • Make a batch of cheesy chicken spaghetti by stirring shredded chicken into cooked pasta and a jar of marinara sauce.
  • Serve shredded chicken on whole wheat rolls with lettuce, tomato, and avocado slices for a healthy sandwich alternative.

With so many possibilities, it’s no wonder that shredded chicken is such a popular kitchen staple!

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Cooking Chicken In The Instant Pot

I am going to show you how to make this chicken and it’ll honestly be your go to dish when you need something quick to make. You can even make tacos out of this shredded chicken if you choose to do so. Making chicken in the Instant Pot is the easiest kitchen skill you’ll ever learn.

Ingredients For Instant Pot pulled chicken

Making Instant Pot pulled chicken is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table.

  •  2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast and thighs
  •  1.5 tablespoon of your favorite rub
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth

How To Make Shredded Chicken In The Instant Pot

Mix together chicken and your rub in a bowl.

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Add the vegetable broth to Instant Pot and add the chicken directly into the liquid.

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Cover and seal your pot. Select Pressure Cook/Manual, set to to high pressure for 10 minutes.

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Cook and then allow the pressure to release naturally.

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Remove chicken from your Instant Pot onto a plate and shred using some forks.

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Remove liquid from Instant Pot and add chicken back in, add some of the cooking liquid, mix and serve.

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When I have people over for dinner, I make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken and everyone is super happy and full. It’s a win-win. What do you think about shredded chicken?

Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken: A Versatile Recipe for the Whole Family

The versatility of this shredded chicken recipe is one of its best features. You can use it in tacos, burritos, on top of salads, or just eat it plain. Give this easy Instant Pot shredded chicken a try for your next family meal. Do you have a favorite way to enjoy shredded chicken? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yield: 4

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is an easy to make yet will love by the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast and thighs
  • 1.5 tablespoon of your favorite rub
  • 1 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth

Instructions

    Mix together chicken and your rub in a bowl.

    Add the vegetable broth to Instant Pot and add the chicken directly into the liquid. Cover and seal your pot. Select Pressure Cook/Manual, set to to high pressure for 10 minutes. Cook and then allow the pressure to release naturally.

    Remove chicken from your Instant Pot onto a plate and shred using some forks.

    Remove liquid from Instant Pot and add chicken back in, add some of the cooking liquid, mix and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 78g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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