Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

One of the staple proteins in our household is Instant Pot Shredded Chicken. I make this recipe every Sunday so that we have an easy, go-to protein for our weekday meals. It can be enjoyed in so many recipes and dishes that the whole family can enjoy.

Instant pot shredded chicken can be used to make:
– Lettuce wraps
– On top of a salad
– As a protein for soup
– Chicken stuffed baked avocado
РIn a breakfast scramble with eggs and saut̩ed veggies
– Mixed with Frank’s Red-hot Sauce and everything-but-the-bagel seasoning on celery (super delicious substitute for hot wings)

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Learn how to make the most delicious and moist shredded chicken that is full of flavor, and will become a family staple. This quick and easy shredded chicken recipe can be used in numerous dishes for every member of the family!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Servings 6



  • 2-3 pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin (optional)


  • Add the chicken breast to the instant pot in a single layer
  • Sprinkle both sides with seasonings
  • Add the chicken broth
  • Cover and set Instant Pot sealing lid valve to "sealed"
  • Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes
  • Allow to release naturally for 5 minutes, followed by a quick release
  • Remove the lid and shred chicken using a hand mixer, or two forks
  • Serve warm, or store in a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days
Keyword chicken
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