Pressure Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken

This easy Pressure Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken can be used in a variety of recipes.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 pounds
Author Micha M


  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 medium onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles


  1. Place the chicken and onion  in the bowl of an electric pressure cooker

  2. Pour the broth and tomatoes and chiles over top

  3. Place lid on pressure cooker, set to seal, and cook for 20 minutes on manual high pressure

  4. When cook time is up, let it do a natural pressure release, aka leave it alone, for 20 minutes then turn valve to release any residual pressure

  5. Shred the chicken using two forks and use as desired

Instructions for Freezing

  1. Quickly cool the chicken and divide into two and four cup portions

  2. Freeze in labeled freezer bags or containers until needed

  3. When ready to use, thaw overnight in refrigerator and use as needed