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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast

Ready in under 30 minutes, this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast is perfect every time! Make this chicken on a Sunday and add your favorite marinade or sauce to make sandwiches, quesadillas, or tacos for dinner throughout the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 91 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Stand Mixer (Optional)


  • 1 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast 2 large breasts
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¾ cup Chicken Broth Low Sodium


  • Add all the ingredients to the bowl of an Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Let it naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure.
  • Take the chicken out of the Instant Pot and shred it with two forks, or you can put the chicken breasts in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and turn on the mixer for 1 minute, until the chicken is completely shredded.
  • Remove about half of the juice that was left in the Instant Pot, and add the chicken back to the Instant Pot.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.


  • If there is too much liquid in the Instant Pot when you open it, drain a little out while you shred the chicken.


Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 16gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 389mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast
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