Bowl of shredded chicken breast

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

You will love this quick and easy method using your Instant Pot to make the best tender shredded chicken!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword electric pressure cooker shredded chicken, Instant Pot shredded chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Inactive time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 173.72 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Season each piece of chicken with salt. Add the chicken broth to your Instant Pot, along with the chicken. 

  2. Close the lid, set the valve on "sealing", and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. 

  3. Once the countdown has completed, do a 5 minute natural pressure release, and then release the rest of the pressure by doing a quick release.

  4. Take the chicken out of the Instant Pot and shred it with 2 forks. I like to mix it with a bit of the cooking liquid to help keep it moist. You can either discard the remaining cooking liquid or reserve it to add it to soups etc.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173.72 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.98g6%
Saturated Fat 0.87g5%
Cholesterol 96.43mg32%
Sodium 318.12mg14%
Potassium 588.8mg17%
Carbohydrates 0.17g0%
Protein 32.15g64%
Vitamin A 45.2IU1%
Vitamin C 4.55mg6%
Calcium 9.88mg1%
Iron 0.63mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.