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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breasts

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breasts is an easy way to make a batch of cooked chicken for all sorts of recipes. The chicken turns out juicy and delicious in a matter of minutes!
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot shredded chicken breasts, pressure cooker shredded chicken breasts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Heather



  • Add the chicken breasts to the Instant Pot.
  • Pour the water or broth into the pot with the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken breasts.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Once the 8 minutes is done let the instant pot do a 10 minute natural release then you can quick release.
  • After the pin has dropped, carefully remove the lid.
  • Take out chicken and slice or shred it.



If using frozen chicken breasts increase cook time to 13 minutes and do a 10 minute natural pressure release. 


Sodium: 426mg | Calcium: 9mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 428mg | Cholesterol: 73mg | Calories: 132kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 24g | Carbohydrates: 1g | Iron: 1mg
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