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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is the perfect easy start to weeknight dinners! Perfect for making chicken salad, tacos, or for adding to a salad. This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast recipe will become a staple in your house.
Course Main
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword Instant pot pulled chicken, Instant pot shredded chicken, Instant pot shredded chicken breast, Pressure cooker shredded chicken, Pulled chicken in instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 137kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Place chicken, tomato puree, chicken broth, garlic powder, bay leaf, salt and pepper in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and pressure valve.
  • Cook at high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Quick release pressure. Allow chicken to sit another 5 minutes and then open the lid.
  • Remove from the Instant Pot and shred.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 507mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg