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Easiest Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Instant Pot shredded chicken is the ultimate meal prep recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes to make
and is versatile enough to use in different dishes throughout the entire week.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby-led weaning, chicken, Instant Pot, meal prep
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, as desired
  1. Combine all ingredients in an Instant Pot. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Hit the “Pressure Cook” button and select High pressure for 10 minutes.

  2. The Instant Pot will take a while to warm up, then it will
    start counting down. Once the timer is done, make sure the valve has switched
    to vent to release all the pressure.

  3. Once all the pressure has been released and the chicken has
    cooled slightly, use two forks to shred it. After shredding, pour out any
    excess liquid.

  4. Once shredded chicken has cooled completely, place in a
    resealable glass container or plastic bag and freeze. You can also separate the
    chicken into individual portions before freezing if desired.

Recipe Notes
  2. This is a great way to introduce meat to baby as it has minimal sodium and is easy to gum or chew.
  3. Use this shredded chicken in a salad, as a filling for enchiladas, in tacos, added to soup, in a grain bowl or on top of a bun with BBQ sauce to make sliders or sandwiches.
  4. Once cooled, you can freeze this chicken in a glass container or resealable plastic bag for up to 3 months. Just be sure to label it!
Nutrition Facts
Easiest Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.