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How To Make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

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Ingredients

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  • 1.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water

Instructions

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Method:

  1. Place chicken breasts into the insert of of the liner of the Instant Pot and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Pour in your chicken broth or water.
  3. Switch the valve from venting to sealing, if not there already. Cook on high pressure for 18 minutes. Once done. Use the quick release and carefully switch the valve to venting to release the pressure.
  4. Open the lid and shred the meat with two forks or transfer to your stand mixer to shred easily. Toss with the remaining juices in the Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken:

  1. Place chicken breasts into the insert of of the liner of the slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour in your chicken broth or water.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken and shred with two forks or transfer to your stand mixer to shred easily. toss with the remaining juices in the Slow Cooker.

Stove-Top Shredded Chicken:

  1. Place chicken breasts into a pot and pour in enough water to cover the chicken.
  2. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer until chicken meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken breasts to a bowl, allow to cool slightly, and shred the chicken meat with 2 forks or transfer to your stand mixer to shred easily!

Notes

  1. You can also use chicken thighs.
  2. You can add other flavors to your shredded chicken, like taco seasoning, cajun seasoning, or a curry powder blend!
  3. Amount of shredded chicken will vary, but for example, 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken will yield roughly 3-4 cups of shredded chicken.

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