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Instant Pot Chicken

Learn how to cook Instant Pot chicken for shredding, chopping, or dicing. A great Instant Pot chicken recipe for meal prepping or an easy weeknight dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Kelsey Apley


  • 2 pounds chicken breast or thighs boneless
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1-2 tablespoons seasoning of your choice I did a dry rub
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Start by placing your trivet in your Instant Pot.
  • Pour your water or chicken broth into the Instant Pot.
  • In a bowl, you will add all your chicken and mix with the seasoning on your choice. Massage the chicken to ensure all sides of the chicken are evenly coated.
  • Place your chicken in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. Place lid on and make sure your valve is set to sealing.
  • Do a manual/high pressure 5 minute cook time. Once the timer goes off, allow your Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  • Manually push off any leftover pressure. Then remove chicken and place on cutting board, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Then serve chicken up as is, shred, dice, or serve however you would like.


  • If you use bone-in chicken do a 10 minute high cook time, with a 5-minute natural release.
  • Make sure the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • You can season your chicken however you would like.