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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Use the Instant Pot for to make quick shredded chicken. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (about 4 breasts or 5 thighs)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water


  1. Season the Chicken. Season each chicken breast lightly with black pepper and salt.
  2. Cook the Chicken. Pour the broth or water into the cooking pot of an electric pressure cooker. Add the chicken. Lock the lid into place.

    Set the timer for a 15 minute cook time on high pressure.

  3. Natural Release for 10 minutes. When the cooking cycle completes, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully turn the steam valve to the venting posting. Release all pressure.
  4. Shred the chicken. Transfer the chicken to a large mixing bowl. Shred with either two forks or an electric mixer.
  5. Serve as desired. Season to taste if needed.