Anyone else feel like getting back into the fall schedule and school routine seems jarring? No matter how much I prepare for it, it still always makes me feel like, “How did I keep up with this pace last year?” We always adjust and then it feels normal again, but the first few weeks tend to feel a bit crazy. So I thought I would share this super easy meal prep secret with you that might be helpful this coming fall. This is my favorite way to make chicken for a recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
My favorite part about this recipe is how hands off it is! When I know I am making a recipe for dinner that calls for cooked chicken, I take a few minutes early in the day (or sometimes the day before) to throw this in the instant pot and walk away. Once it’s finished, I cube or shred it and put it in the fridge until I’m ready to make dinner. While I now use my instant pot for a ton of different things, this might be one of the first things that I used it for consistently and found it so helpful!
Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
- 1-1.5 lbs chicken
- 1 cup water or chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to Instant Pot and secure lid, set to sealing.
Cook on manual, high pressure for 12 minutes.
Either manually release pressure or let it naturally come down on it's own depending on what you have time for. Drain and cut/shred as necessary for your recipe. If I'm shredding, I just drain it, put it right back in the instant pot, make sure I've turned it off, and then shred it with a hand mixer.