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Instant Pot Shredded Poached Chicken

This basic recipe can be used whenever you need shredded chicken for a recipe. You can also cut the cooked chicken into cubes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 177 kcal


  • 1.25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 small onion cut up
  • 1/2 green pepper cut up
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 lime


  1. Place chicken in Instant Pot with onion, green pepper, garlic, salt, peppercorns, and water. Squeeze juice from lime half and add lime to the pot. Cover and cook at high pressure for 6 minutes. Natural release 10 minutes; then quick release.

  2. Remove chicken to a plate and cool; shred using two forks or your fingers. Strain broth from pot and reserve for another use (or freeze).

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Poached Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 753mg33%
Potassium 585mg17%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 18.1mg22%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.