INSTANT POT All-Purpose Pulled Chicken


Juicy pulled chicken cooked in an instant pot in minutes. This is an all-purpose chicken recipe, it is a great start to your dinner plans, especially during a busy week.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword all purpose chicken, chicken dinner prep, instant pot chicken recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
natural release 6 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 chicken breasts
Author Susie


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups good chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper increase to 1 teaspoon if you like a lot of pepper!


  • Cut the chicken breasts in half, widthwise.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth and worcestershire over the chicken. Then sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  • Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to seal. Cook on Meat/Stew or Pressure mode, on high, for 7 minutes.
  • At the end of 7 minutes let the pot do a natural pressure release for 6 minutes. Turn the pot off and turn the pressure valve to vent to quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Take the chicken out of the pot and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Shred the chicken using 2 forks, clean hands OR the quickest method is with a hand mixer!
    If using a hand mixer, place the chicken in a large mixing bowl, and blend the chicken until it is to the shred that you like (it will go quick!).
  • Pour 1 cup of the juice from the bottom of the Instant Pot over the chicken before storing in the fridge.
  • Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or according to your chicken expiration date.