One of the best things I’ve been making lately is Instant Pot Shredded Chicken. It is so easy to make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot and then you can use it for dozens of different types of recipes or just eat it as is.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken – Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, THM S, 3 Ingredients
Chicken is the backbone if dinner for my family. We eat it at least 3 nights a week. After hundreds and hundreds of chicken dinners, I’ve mastered a few simple techniques: making shredded chicken, baking chicken breasts, roasting whole chickens, grilling with a chicken marinade, and baking bone-in chicken.
Playing around with my Instant Pot I’ve been working on making the perfect Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast. Thighs are easier to work with because with a higher fat content they don’t dry out as easily as chicken breasts do.
I finally came up with the perfect method to making moist shredded chicken breast in the Instant Pot.
To make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot I put the chicken breasts directly into the liner, add buttery coconut oil and chicken broth, and cook for 7 minutes. The coconut oil and broth gives the chicken flavor while it’s cooking. And then gives the cooking liquid a great flavor which is important because after shredding the chicken breast you add back most of the cooking liquid.
I shred (or actually my husband shreds) the Instant Pot Shredded Chicken using these big crazy bear claw meat shredder things. They are awesome! They work SO much better than shredding chicken or meat with forks. Sometimes I do shred my chicken in a stand mixer but we have a small kitchen so my stand mixer isn’t easily accessible. It’s a bit of a production to lug it out and find counter space to set it on or get an extension cord so it can be used on our island.
I try really hard to switch up our chicken meals so they don’t get boring. Once the chicken is cooked I can use it in my Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, on top of a big Caesar Salad, in Mexican Chicken Tacos, in soup, or dozens of other ways. I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast! I’d love if you leave me a comment and let me know how you used it.
It is so easy to make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot and then you can use it for dozens of different types of recipes or just eat it as is.
- 3.75 lbs chicken breast
- 1/4 cup butter flavored coconut oil or refined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
Add the chicken to the stainless steel liner of the Instant Pot (you do not need the rack). Top with the coconut oil and broth.
Cook the chicken on the manual at high pressure for 7 minutes.
Remove the cooked chicken from the Instant Pot. Shred in a large bowl using two forks or barbecue claws.
Season or add sauce as desired.