Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (Whole30 Paleo)

Whole30 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) - add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! | tastythin.com

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) – add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it’s a lifesaver!

Every week I make a huge batch of this easy shredded chicken in my Instant Pot.  Whether you’re working on a round of Whole30 or just trying to survive a busy week, simple recipes like this one can make life a whole lot easier.  One big batch covers lunches for the week with enough left over for a dinner of chicken soup too!

If you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot, here’s how it works…similar to a slow cooker, you dump in your ingredients, seal the lid, and push a button.  It cooks with pressurized steam, so everything is done in a tiny fraction of the normal cooking time.  Seriously so simple and no fuss!  This recipe takes only 30 minutes! 

I am sharing my two favorite ways to use this chicken for easy make ahead lunches – Curry Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad.  These are so tasty and satisfying, I never tire of either one.  For lunch most days, I typically pair a serving of one of these salads with some Butternut Squash Bisque and call it good!  I like to use Homemade Whole30 Mayo and Whole30 Ranch Dressing for these recipes, but these compliant versions by Primal Kitchens are also fantastic.

Looking for more inspiration?  Try this Asian Chicken Chopped Salad for another great meal.  The possibilities are endless!

Whole30 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) - add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! | tastythin.com

Whole30 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) - add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! | tastythin.com

Whole30 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) - add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! | tastythin.com

Whole30 Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (plus 2 Bonus Recipes) - add this to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! | tastythin.com
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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Curry Chicken Salad
  • 2 heaping cups shredded chicken
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 4 tablespoons Homemade Whole30 mayo
  • 1/4 cup finely diced apple
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
Buffalo Chicken Salad
  • 2 heaping cups shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (more or less to taste))
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • homemade Whole30 Ranch dressing
Instructions
For the Chicken:
  1. Trim any fat from chicken breasts.  Add to the Instant Pot along with the celery and minced garlic.  Pour broth over chicken.  Seal the lid and set to Poultry. 

  2. When cycle is complete and pressure has released, remove chicken and shred using two forks.

For the Curry Chicken Salad:
  1. In a small bowl, combine mayo and curry powder.  Stir well.

  2. Place remaining ingredients in a large bowl, top with curry mayo mixture and stir well to coat.  Adjust seasonings if desired.

For the Buffalo Chicken Salad:
  1. Combine chicken, hot sauce, celery, and carrots in a large bowl.  Stir well.  Serve with a generous amount of Whole30 Ranch Dressing and additional hot sauce if desired.

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