Simple and Fast Shredded Chicken Breast

Chicken is a high protein mainstay in most healthy diets. The lower fat content with the high content of phosphorus, niacin, and vitamins makes this shredded chicken a great start to any meal. 

Serves 6

Cook time: 25 Minutes


  • 4 lbs chicken breast

  • 1 cup water

  • Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper


  1. Pour the water in your Instant Pot.

  2. Sprinkle generously the chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. Place the chicken breast to your Instant Pot.

  4. Choose the “POULTRY” button and add 15 minutes.

  5. When the cooking time is finished, choose Quick pressure release, open the valve and allow the steam to release quickly.

  6. Transfer the chicken on a cutting board and use two forks to shred.

  7. Serve hot or keep refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 174 mg 58 %
Sodium 509 mg 21 %
Potassium 772 mg 22 %
Total Carbohydrate0 g 0 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 70 g 140 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 6 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 12 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.