Use this quick shredded chicken for tacos, salads, rice bowls, or burritos. You only need chicken, salsa, and seasonings! Everything goes right into the instant pot!
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 25mins
2lbschicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless), frozen or fresh
1cupsalsa, Use your favorite brand.
Optional: stir in chopped fresh cilantro after cooking
Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot except the cilantro.
Seal the Instant Pot. Set it to Pressure Cook (or Manual, depending on the model Instant Pot you have) on high pressure for 20 minutes if chicken is thawed or 25 minutes if chicken is frozen.
Carefully release the steam once done or do a natural release.
Remove chicken from Instant Pot and use a fork to shred it. Place shredded chicken back in the Instant Pot. You'll see quite a bit of liquid but the chicken will absorb a lot of it once shredded. Taste and add more salt if desired. Stir in chopped cilantro (optional).
This recipe makes about 4 1/2 cups of chicken once shredded and it has absorbed most of the liquid. One serving size is 1/2 cup.