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The Best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe (Freezer Meal)

Make this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe (Freezer Meal), it's awesome for a busy day when you need something quick and easy for dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best instant pot recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipe, instant pot chicken, shredded chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 176kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Forks or Mixer (to shred the chicken)
  • Freezer Bags (if you freeze this)


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  • Place chicken in Instant Pot and pour in broth. Sprinkle seasonings over chicken.
  • Seal lid and turn valve to SEALING. Set MANUAL and set timer to 15 minutes.
  • When chicken is finished cooking, move valve to VENTING and do a quick release of the pressure.
  • Remove chicken and transfer to a plate (leaving broth in the pot).
  • Shred the meat using 2 forks. If desired, add about 1/2 cup (or more if needed) of broth to the chicken for added moisture and flavor.


  • Use in any recipe that calls for shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  • I like to make this and then place cooked chicken in a freezer bag - it's awesome for a busy day when you need something quick and easy for dinner because your chicken is already cooked.
  • Lasts in the freezer for about 3 months.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg