Instant Pot Shredded Chicken


Shredded Chicken by unknown @ Sugar Spun Run


Serves 8

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  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Step 1

Combine chicken breasts, water, salt, and pepper in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Step 2

Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Step 3

Shred the chicken using 2 forks. Store shredded chicken in an airtight container with the liquid to help keep it moist.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving

  • calories: 115
  • protein: 22.1g 44% DV
  • carbohydrates: 0g
  • fat: 2.3g 4% DV
  • cholesterol: 58.6mg 20% DV
  • sodium: 193.5mg 8% DV