Freezer Meal Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, did I get enough SEO friendly key words into that title! This easy time saving recipe is a new weekly meal plan favorite!
This was my first foray into the Instant Pot world and I honestly couldn’t have planned a better way to work my way into the ‘pot head’ world!
I had serious reservations about spending more money on a kitchen appliance, that took up room, wasn’t used every single day and I had to find room to store! But if I never use it for more than prepping meat for easy week night meals, it will earn it’s keep! And in all honesty I had to borrow one from a friend before I made the commitment!
My Grandma loved her pressure cooker so I had been around that and I wasn’t overly nervous about blowing my house up or anything – I did once when I was little have to watch my Grandma clean applesauce off the ceiling of her kitchen from a pressure cooker – so I was a tad concerned with what to do should food end up all over my kitchen!
But the few minutes of worry was so worth the end product! I’m not a huge fan of boiled chicken which is really the quickest way to get shredded chicken for recipes – short of buying a roastierre chicken at the grocery store! This chicken came out perfectly – tender, moist, flavorful but not boiled! And quick, so freaking quick! Bonus – I ended up with a quart jar full of chicken broth for recipes as well!
The first thing we did was make quesadillas for lunch – a quick easy to personalize meal! Than I immediately started looking for more easy shredded chicken recipes for the week! I found tons -this will make busy season come this spring so much easier – between school, 4-H, softball for the kids and planting, livestock for Chris and I – meal time can get late and hurried!
Check out my favorites I can’t wait to make:
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole from Farmwife Cooks
Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup from Beyer Beware
And perfect for my Chicken Pot Pie!
Freezer Meal Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
- 5-6 large frozen solid chicken breasts
- 1½ cups chicken stock
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Warm the Instant Pot up with the saute mode.
- Pour in your chicken broth
- Place rack in the pot
- Season each chicken breast with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder
- Layer/stack frozen chicken breasts on the rack
- Put lid on, valve to seal and cook for 15 minutes - can do quick release if in a hurry, I just let it release naturally.