Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Shredded chicken is a great way to meal prep your keto or low carb meals for the week and it doesn't get any easier than cooking it in the Instant Pot!

Looking for more easy low carb and keto recipe ideas? Give this Easy Keto Pork Carnitas (Instant Pot and Slow Cooker) or Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe a try!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken  in a white bowl.
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Howdy, everyone!

Can you believe that summer has come to an end already? In a way it feels like this year has been dragging on forever but also, it feels like it is flying by. Is that possible? Or is it just the weird world of my brain?

I feel like I plan things out but then BAM the time is here and I am soooo not ready for it!

Anywho, off of the wackiness that is my brain and on to the food right?

Meal planning and prepping is something I love to do, but also struggle to do. And now, with my health issues, it becomes even more important to do, yet my body and my brain just don't seem to want to cooperate and get with the program.

It is maddening, but I have enlisted the Mr. to help so things are going a little bit better.

I know many of you have kiddos either back in school or going soon, and meal planning and prep can really help smooth out the chaos of that whole situation too!

When it comes to the prepping part of the whole dealio I like to prep at least 1 to 2 weeks of meals when it is possible, and this shredded chicken is always on the list.

The thing about this shredded chicken is, aside from it being ridiculously easy to make, you can customize it to whatever your family is craving. You can, of course, make simple shredded chicken with some salt and pepper, and maybe some poultry seasoning. Or, you can add Taco seasoning, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, Curry/Tandoori seasoning, the options are endless really.

Then you place it into airtight freezer-safe containers and you have the makings for a quick and easy meal down the road. Now, when it is time for tacos, or enchiladas, or a casserole, etc. you just pull some out of the freezer, place it into the refrigerator overnight, and you are ready to rock and roll!


Overhead photo of th eingredients needed to make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken.


INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

INGREDIENTS


Six photos of the process of making Instant Pot Shredded Chicken.



HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN


STEP 1

Place the bone broth, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning into the Instant Pot inner pot. Stir.

STEP 2

Add the chicken breasts and lock the lid into place making sure the vent is set to seal.

STEP 3

Select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 15 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.

STEP 4

Open the lid and remove the chicken with tongs to a cutting board.

STEP 5

Shred the chicken with meat claws or two forks.

STEP 6

Discard half of the liquid in the Instant Pot, then return the chicken to the pot with the remaining liquid and serve as desired.


Shredded chicken inside the Instant Pot.


FAQS ABOUT INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN


Can I use this recipe for other meat? Absolutely, I do pork and beef in the Instant Pot. Although the times will vary. 

Do I have to use bone broth? No, you can just use water if you prefer. I just feel it adds more flavor.

How long does the shredded chicken last in the fridge, in the freezer? You can safely keep this shredded chicken in the fridge for about 4 days, and up to 6 month in the freezer if you store it with the liquid from the Instant Pot in it.


Instant Pot Shredded Chicken in a white bowl with the Instant Pot in the background.


Last thoughts about Instant Pot Shredded Chicken


This is hands down one of my favorite ways to meal prep! 

It is easy, you can customize the flavor, and if you want to do a huge batch you can freeze it for up to 6 months! I will make double batches, or do a batch of chicken, pork, AND beef, just to have a quick meal idea ready for me. Taco, enchiladas, sandwiches, stuffed peppers, pizza, the ideas are endless!

For some reason my hubs wasn't a fan of the idea at first until I started making the different flavors. We had Tandoori chicken stuffed zucchini the other day and he loved it. So if you have doubters in your house just ask them what flavors they would like. BBQ is a fave of the grandkids here.



Instant Pot Shredded Chicken in a white bowl with a serving being help up with tongs.





KETO AND LOW CARB RECIPE IDEAS USING SHREDDED CHICKEN






Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 8 MinCook time: 25 Mininactive time: 25 MinTotal time: 58 Min
Shredded chicken is a great way to meal prep for the week and it doesn't get any easier than cooking it in the Instant Pot!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place the bone broth, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning into the Instant Pot inner pot. Stir.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and lock the lid into place making sure the vent is set to seal.
  3. Select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 15 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  4. Open the lid and remove the chicken with tongs to a cutting board.
  5. Shred the chicken with meat claws or two forks.
  6. Discard half of the liquid in the Instant Pot, then return the chicken to the pot with the remaining liquid and serve as desired.
  7. To freeze, let cool to room temperature before placing in freezer bags.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

383.33

Fat (grams)

8.20

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.31

Carbs (grams)

0.53

Fiber (grams)

0.28

Net carbs

0.25

Sugar (grams)

0.11

Protein (grams)

72.01

Sodium (milligrams)

954.12

Cholesterol (grams)

193.19
Meal prep, chicken, keto, low carb
Instant Pot
American
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