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 (Whole30 Paleo) – add this easy recipe to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it’s a lifesaver!  Perfect for Meal Prep and make ahead meals.  Includes 2 bonus chicken salad recipes!

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 love that I can make this during my weekly Meal Prep session and the Instant Pot does the work while I use my time to do other things like chop veggies, etc.

I am sharing my two favorite ways to use this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for easy make ahead lunches – Curry Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad.  Both are Paleo and Whole30 friendly and 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 soup 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.

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Uses & Recipes for Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

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

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (Whole30 Paleo)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (Whole30 Paleo) - add this easy recipe to your Whole30 or Paleo meal plan, it's a lifesaver! Perfect for Meal Prep and make ahead meals. Includes 2 bonus chicken salad recipes!

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 265 kcal
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.  Or set for 20 minutes using the Manual function.  

  2. When cycle is complete, allow for natural release of pressure.  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.

Recipe Notes

*nutrition information for shredded chicken only

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (Whole30 Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 486mg 20%
Potassium 919mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 9.4%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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