8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breasts

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes!

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep

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This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker.

I have to tell you, friends, the more I use my pressure cooker, the more I love it. My instant pot consistently yields perfectly cooked food that I want to make again and again. If you have an instant pot, I know you get it. My instant pot is legit my new favorite kitchen tool!

While your instant pot is great for cooking a wide variety of dishes, it's also ideal for making simple, basic recipes like this shredded chicken. Shredded chicken can be used in so many different recipes. Think soups, salads, meal prep, and everything in between. It's one of those basic ingredients that you can prep, portion, and then throw in the freezer to use whenever you need it.

Super convenient and, oh, so good!

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep

You are going to love how quick and easy it is to cook this shredded chicken. Just eight minutes cook time (plus the time it takes for the machine to come to pressure) is all it takes to cook chicken breasts in the instant pot.

Crazy, right? You've got to give it a shot!

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

Instant pot shredded chicken is made by adding chicken breasts and chicken broth to your pressure cooker. Season the chicken breasts and pressure cook for 8 minutes. When done, the chicken can easily be shredded with two forks and then used in a variety of recipes.

DOES IT MATTER WHAT SIZE INSTANT POT I USE TO MAKE SHREDDED CHICKEN?

This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker. Cooking time may vary if you use a different pressure cooker. This recipe has not been tested on the 6-quart instant pot or in other pressure cooker brands.

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep

HOW LONG DOES SHREDDED CHICKEN LAST IN THE REFRIGERATOR?

The cooked shredded chicken stays good for 3-4 days when stored in the refrigerator.

WHAT SEASONINGS SHOULD I USE FOR SHREDDED CHICKEN?

This recipe uses basic seasoned salt and black pepper, but you can feel free to change up the seasoning however you want. Try Mexican spices for shredded chicken for tacos, Italian spices for shredded chicken in Italian dishes, or pretty much any seasoning combination you love!

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep

WAYS TO USE INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

Shredded chicken cooked in the instant pot is so versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes!

Some ideas for recipes that use shredded chicken are:
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • salads
  • casseroles
  • buddha bowls
  • soups
  • wraps
  • nachos
  • chicken salad
  • meal prep lunchboxes

MORE RECIPES THAT USE SHREDDED CHICKEN

Looking for more delicious recipes that use shredded chicken? Check out some of my favorites from the archives:

Slow Cooker Salsa Ranch Chicken Tacos Chicken Nacho Soup Chicken Fajita Couscous Bowls Broccoli Chicken Braid





If you try this easy shredded chicken recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!


4 servings

8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken


This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 13 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Add the chicken broth and chicken breasts to your 8 quart instant pot. Season the chicken with the seasoned salt and pepper.

2. Place the lid onto your instant pot and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.

3. Select the manual/pressure cook, high pressure setting and set the time to eight minutes. After 10 seconds the display will say On. Once the instant pot is pressurized, the float valve will rise and the cook timer will begin counting down.

3. At the end of the eight minutes, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position. When the float valve drops, open the instant pot and carefully transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board and check the temperature of the chicken using a meat thermometer. The chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees F.

4. Using two forks, shred the chicken.



NOTES


This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker.

Cook time does not include the time it takes for the machine to come to pressure.

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This 8 Quart Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe makes perfectly cooked, juicy, versatile shredded chicken breasts that can be used in tons of recipes! #instantpot #chickenrecipe #mealprep


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