Shredded Chicken to Die For

Ladies and Gents!  I have found a new love!  It's name is the INSTANT POT!  It's aaaaamazing!

Okay. So, the first thing I tried was chicken.  Yuuuuummy chicken.  I've tried a few different versions and seasonings and cooking times.  I think I found a few magical combinations that are basically ready in about an hour (from frozen!).  The greatest thing is that this can be used in so many different ways... enchiladas, as a side, in a soup, on salads, in tacos or burritos, ...you get the idea!  SO- I thought I'd share with you!

General Note: The time you set for cooking time doesn't change if your chicken is frozen.  Basically, you will just have more time on the front end while it is coming to pressure.  Once it is at pressure, then the timer will start.


Shredded Salsa Chicken


p.s. I love this chicken to put in my enchiladas, for taco salad, tacos, etc.

Ingredients
- 3 large chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup salsa of your choice
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasonings
- 1/2 cup water

Directions:
1) Place chicken in pot.
2) Pour in water, salsa, and taco seasoning over chicken
3) Lock on the lid and close pressure valve.
       - for tender but chunkier chicken, cook at high pressure for 15 min
       - for more tender and easy to shred chicken, cook at high pressure for 25 min
4) When beep sounds, switch to quick release
5) To shred chicken you can either shred it with a couple forks OR (my new favorite) bust out the hand beaters and shred it.
6) Aaaaand bam! enjoy!


Shredded BBQ Chicken 


p.s. This is perfect for pulled chicken sandwiches or even to the side of veggies (I'll do a separate blog post of how to cook everything on this plate all at once in the Instant Pot!)

Ingredients
- 3 large chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup water
- about 1/2 bottle BBQ sauce (about 9 oz)

Directions:
1) Place chicken in pot.
2) Pour in water and BBQ sauce over chicken
3) Lock on the lid and close pressure valve.
4) Cook at high pressure for 25 min
5) When beep sounds, switch to quick release
6) To shred chicken you can either shred it with a couple forks OR (my new favorite) bust out the hand beaters and shred it.
6) Aaaaand bam! enjoy!


Whatever Flavor Shredded Chicken You're Craving

p.s.  I flavor it with all sorts of seasoning...great for salads!

Ingredients:
- 3 large chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup water
- whatever your favorite seasonings are

Directions:
1) Place chicken in pot.
2) Pour in water and seasoning over chicken
3) Lock on the lid and close pressure valve.
       - for tender but chunkier chicken, cook at high pressure for 15 min
       - for more tender and easy to shred chicken, cook at high pressure for 25 min
4) When beep sounds, switch to quick release
5) To shred chicken you can either shred it with a couple forks OR (my new favorite) bust out the hand beaters and shred it.
6) Aaaaand bam! enjoy!

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