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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe

Our Instant Pot shredded chicken is an easy way to get moist, flavorful chicken shreds every single time. Sit back while your Instant Pot does the magic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make shredded chicken in instant pot, Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, shredded chicken in instant pot, shredded chicken instant pot
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 24 oz skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 oz romaine roughly chopped
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 oz avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro roughly chopped
  • 0.5 oz feta cheese


  • Place chicken breast in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, mustard, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Rub the meat to season thoroughly.
  • Select the “Sauté” mode and add in the remaining oil. Wait for the oil to get hot, then add the chicken. Cook each side for 3 and a half minutes (7 in total).
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir for about 1 minute. Add the broth, seal the lid, turn the steam handle to “sealed”, select the “steam” mode, and set the timer to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bake the tortillas in your oven at 375°F for 3 minutes. Cut the vegetables and crumble the feta if you haven’t.
  • Place a cloth on top of the valve to prevent hot air from getting everywhere. Release the pressure by turning the steam handle to “venting”. Shred the chicken using two forks.
  • Select the “Sauté” mode again and cook for about 15 minutes or until all of the liquid evaporates. Stir continually to avoid food getting stuck to the bottom.
  • Assemble the tortillas and serve. Use more vegetables than the called-for amounts, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1710IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg