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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

How to make this instant pot shredded chicken recipe is extremely simple. Especially when you use chicken thighs because they really fall apart when cooked properly. I use shredded chicken for so many recipes, like tacos, casseroles, pastas, sandwiches, and so much more! It’s great to make in bulk as well because you can store some in the freezer and use over a few months time for family meals and lunches. 

This instant pot shredded chicken recipe is perfect for making an abundance of family dinner and lunch recipes. I love making tacos, burritos, omelettes, sandwiches, and so much more. This flavorful recipe makes the softest most tender shredded chicken recipe. You can add whatever seasoning you want! I also like to add a half of an onion into the pot as well for maximum flavor!

What ingredients do you need for this instant pot shredded chicken?

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion

How do you make this recipe?

Directions:

Step 1. Drizzle the oil over the chicken and sprinkle the seasoning on as well.

Step 2. Place the chicken and 1/2 onion into the instant pot.

Step 3. Close the lid and steamer valve. 

Step 4. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes.

Step 5. Flip the chicken over and pressure cook on high for 2 minutes.

Step 6. Pour in the chicken broth and pressure cook on high for 6 minutes and set the steam release for 10 minutes.

Step 7. Use a fork or your hands to pull the instant pot shredded chicken recipe apart once it cools down enough. 

This dish is perfect for busy moms and dads who could benefit from ready to ingredients! I like to add it to salads and vegetable stir frys for high protein low carb dishes. Also it only takes about 10 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to cook, and 10 minutes to rest! 

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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This shredded chicken is so tender and quick and easy to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, dinner, easy recipe, instant pot, meal prep
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 140kcal
Author Anyreasonlife
Cost $5

Equipment

  • instant pot

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 whole onion

Instructions

  • Drizzle the oil over the chicken and sprinkle the seasoning on as well
  • Place the chicken and 1/2 onion into the instant pot
  • Close the lid and steamer valve
  • Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes
  • Flip the chicken over and pressure cook on high for 2 minutes
  • Pour in the chicken broth and pressure cook on high for 6 minutes and set the steam release for 10 minutes
  • Use a fork or your hands to pull the instant pot shredded chicken recipe apart once it cools down enough
Anyreasonlife

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