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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This super easy shredded chicken made in the Instant Pot has a secret ingredient for the juiciest chicken ever!

Course Basics, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken recipe, pressure cooker, under 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 91 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik



  1. Stir together seasonings in small bowl. Pour broth in cooking pot and place trivet over. Season chicken on both sides. Place on trivet.

  2. Cook manual high pressure for 10 minutes, then 5 natural release.

  3. Drain pot, saving liquid, remove trivet. Shred using one of the methods in the notes. Add in a 2-4 tbsp of reserved broth and toss. Add more as desired to make shredded chicken super juicy.

Recipe Notes

Wine pairings
(Remember – no wine on Whole30!)
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
It really depends on what kind of recipe you are using your chicken in, but you almost definitely can't go wrong with one of these choices:
- Sauvignon Blanc, like 2019 Gallivant Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County, California
- Chardonnay, like 2019 Dove Hunt Dog Chardonnay from Potter Valley, California
- Pinot noir, like 2017 Conte de la Terre Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.