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Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken for Meal Prep

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Get your casseroles, sandwiches, and other recipes for the protein-packed punch of chicken. Here’s an easy Instant Pot shredded chicken recipe to get you started. 

From those delicious tacos to those lip-smacking loaded sandwiches, shredded chicken is a must and can take the taste and flavor of your homemade culinary creations up a notch.

And guess what? It is super easy to make that in your very own instant pot! 

Not sure how to get started? Give this super easy recipe a try, and you’ll have some shredded chicken ready for your recipes in minutes! 

Read on...

Best Instant Pot Cooking Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Can I Overcook the Chicken In My Instant Pot?

While cooking chicken in your instant pot may seem ideal, there is a bit you need to know about it to ensure you’ve cooked your chicken just right.

You might also be worried if there’s a possibility of overcooking the chicken in your instant pot, and that’s quite right. 

Make sure you set the instant pot timer correctly, and you should be sorted.

In general, the risk of overcooking the chicken in your instant pot is relatively less, mainly because the pot provides an excellent, moisture-rich environment for the meat.

This ensures that the chicken is all juicy when you get it out!

New to cooking with a pressure cooker? Try out the Be the Boss of Your Instant Pot Video Course! It'll help take the pressure off and ease you into cooking with your Instant Pot.

Can I Stack Chicken Pieces in My Instant Pot?

Maybe you’re on a time crunch and are planning to throw a party soon, or maybe you like to meal prep.

Whatever the case, you might be wondering if you can stack a lot of chicken pieces in your Instant Pot and cook them just right instead of having just one layer. 

Well, guess what? Yes, that’s possible too.

Just remember that if you’re seasoning the chicken pieces, you’ll need to season them all thoroughly before you dump them in the instant pot.

That way, the flavors will all be incorporated just right- otherwise, you might end up with unevenly seasoned chicken. 

How Do I Put the Shredded Chicken to Use?

There are tons of recipes and creations you could try using shredded chicken.

You could add the chicken to your basic noodle soup to give it an added protein punch, or dump them in your tacos after you mix it with some spicy sauce and toss it with a few julienned veggies.

Shredded chicken also tastes great in salads in sandwiches. If you’re thinking of making chicken chili, the shredded chicken could work wonderfully in there, too. 

If you’ve got a little leftover, you could also dump them on your nachos along with some hot sauce a generous helping of grated cheese.

Quesadillas, pasta, casseroles, and stews can all be taken up a notch with some shredded chicken! That’s just how versatile it is.

More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes


Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Get your casseroles, sandwiches and other recipes the protein packed punch of chicken. Here’s an Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe to enjoy.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


Supplies used to make the best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Ingredients used to make an easy Shredded Chicken


  1. Place chicken in the body of the instant pot and add the stock. Cover, make sure the steam vent is closed.
  2. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes for thawed chicken or 15 minutes for frozen chicken*.
  3. Pressure time will take about 10 minutes. Once the chicken is done pressure cooking, allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes. Use in your favorite dishes!



  • Can my dog have Shredded Chicken? Of course, dogs can eat chicken. What's more, chicken is an excellent food for dogs! These are some of the benefits of chicken in dogs: Its proteins promote muscle development and good health. Antidepressant: Chicken is rich in tryptophan, which provides comforting sensations. Due to its content of vitamin A and its derivatives, chicken contributes to the good eye health of the dog. Its high content of vitamin B2 contributes to the good health and elasticity of your dog's skin and strengthens its immune system. (Chicken liver is particularly rich in vitamin B2.)
  • Can my cat have Shredded Chicken? Yes. Chicken is one of the human foods that cats can consume, always in due moderation to avoid adverse effects and digestive problems. In fact, it is one of the healthiest meats that we can offer to our felines, thanks to its high nutritional value and low-fat content.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 146mgSodium 212mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 54g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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