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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Thighs

What's one of the smartest things you can do for yourself in the kitchen? Make up a batch of shredded chicken to have on hand for quick and easy meals! Boneless skinless chicken thighs cook up perfectly in the Instant Pot for amazingly simple meal prep.
Course Meal Prep
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Pressurize 25 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 276kcal


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  • Add chicken to Instant Pot
  • Add enough chicken broth to fully cover the chicken
  • Add lid, seal and set to high pressure for 12 minutes
  • Once cooking time has completed allow pressure to release naturally
  • Remove chicken breasts to separate bowl and shred using forks or mixer
  • Divide into desired serving sizes and store in air tight containers in fridge for up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months
  • Use in desired recipes


  • Add 5 minutes to cooking time if using frozen thighs
  • Use bone broth instead of regular chicken stock for added nutrition
  • Use water if you don't have enough broth. Chicken needs to be covered with liquid for best cooking results.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 650mg | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg