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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

A super convenient and simple way to cook a batch of shredded chicken for salads, sandwiches, soups, and meal prep
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, instant pot, meal prep
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Rach


  • 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/3 cup water or chicken broth more or less depending on amount of chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • seasonings to taste


  • Add liquid, chicken and seasonings to pot
  • Lock lid and set to Manual, High Pressure for 5 minutes
  • Natural release for 5 minutes, then quick release
  • Shred with forks


If you want to make a variety of seasoning types, just leave out the seasoning until you shred your chicken. Just separate into portions to season individually as desired. It is best to add the seasonings when the chicken is warm and moist.