Shredded chicken can be used to make so many recipes and it’s delicious on its own. This easy method for cooking Instant Pot Shredded Chicken from Frozen Chicken Breasts is so quick and easy, you’ll use it all of the time!
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I love having shredded chicken on hand in my refrigerator at all times, so once a week, I cook a huge batch. I use shredded chicken in so many recipes like soups, casseroles, tacos, enchiladas, sheet pan nachos, bbq chicken sandwiches, chicken salad and it’s absolutely delicious on its own. I use it the most in my Instant Pot White Chicken Chili, which has won a few chili cook-offs, and is a huge hit with our whole family! If you don’t own an Instant Pot, you can purchase one HERE, or you can totally make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken with the same results.
What do you need to make shredded chicken from frozen in an Instant Pot?
- 1 cup of chicken broth or stock
- 3-6 frozen chicken breasts
- Instant Pot
How do You Make Shredded Chicken Breasts from Frozen?
Start by adding one cup of chicken broth or stock to your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Next, add 3- 6 frozen chicken breasts.
Close and lock the lid on your Instant Pot and be sure to turn the vent to the sealed position.
Manually set the timer to cook for 20 minutes.
Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for about 10-15 minutes, then move the seal to quick release until all of the steam has finished releasing. Then remove the lid away from your face.
Remove the chicken using a pair of tongs and place in a bowl or on a plate.
Use two forks to easily shred the chicken.
If you have a hand mixer, you can use it to quickly shred the chicken…it’s actually kind of fun!
Store your shredded chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze whatever chicken you don’t use and thaw it out when needed for recipes.