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Adjust Servings:
2 lbs Chicken Breast
2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
1 Pkg Ranch Dressing Mix
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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Posted By Chef Rodney on March 13th, 2018 under Instant Pot

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  • 45 min
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Recipe Not Reviewed Yet


I love this shredded chicken recipe. It’s so easy to make and so versatile. You can use it for tacos, burritos or even as a topping for your nachos (as pictured here). I am constantly amazed every time I use my Instant Pot. It’s fast and simple to use and allows me to make otherwise involved recipes easily.

While the ingredients call for 2 lbs of chicken breast, I have successfully made up to 3.5 lbs using the same amount of the other ingredients. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

This shredded chicken recipe is great for those days where you need to come up with something quick & easy. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made this recipe. I’ve used this shredded chicken to make tacos and burritos, as well made some awesome nachos with it (like pictures here). My wife has also added to chicken to a bowl of rice for a great shredded chicken bowl!


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How to Make this Recipe


Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the Instant Pot.


In a small mixing bowl, which the chicken broth, taco seasoning and the ranch dressing mix.


Pour the mixture over the chicken ensuring that all the breasts are covered with the chicken broth mixture.


Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes then do a quick release when done.


Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and shred.


Place shredded chicken back in Instant Pot and let cook for another 15 minutes before serving.


Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken from Instant Pot.


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