This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is perfectly moist, perfectly seasoned, and it freezes perfectly for your weekly meal prep! The easy way to cook Instant Pot chicken breast for shredding, from fresh or frozen! It's a healthy addition to soups, salads, pastas or sandwiches throughout the week. #chicken #dinner #recipes #instantpot #pressurecooker
Place broth, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning and pepper into the Instant Pot inner pot. Stir.
Add the chicken breasts (no trivet necessary!) and put the lid on.
Turn valve to sealing, and select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 10 minutes (they will be cooked at 7-8 minutes, but a couple extra minutes makes them fall apart tender). It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.
Once the cook time is over, turn the Instant Pot off and let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes (i.e., don't touch it!).
Open the lid and drain about half of the liquid. Shred the chicken breasts with the remaining liquid in the pot, and serve as desired. To freeze, let cool to room temperature before placing in freezer bags.
*This recipe was tested in a 6 quart Instant Pot. Different models may have different suggestions for minimum liquid requirements.