Our family has cut out all beef and most pork (rarely we will have bacon), but we still enjoy eating chicken. I spend a bulk of my time in the kitchen ever since going dairy and soy free, so fast and simple recipes are my favorite. I received an Instant Pot IP-Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Multifunctional Pressure Cooker for Christmas this year and it is pretty amazing!
I have a couple crock pots and to be honest, I didn’t realize that ‘set it and forget it’ could be much simpler than them, but it can be. The instant pot even has Bluetooth capabilities to allow users to access control via their cell phone app. This means that if I need to hop out of the house to grab diapers that I forgot to buy, I can wirelessly turn the Instant Pot off and onto ‘warming’ when I’m in line at the store.
This recipe uses the Instant Pot pressure cooker, and since I’ve only ever used this brand of pressure cooker I can only instruct how to make this recipe with this model (but they may all be similar). This spicy shredded chicken recipe was such a hit that I forgot to take a picture! We were starving and the evenings get busy quick, but I will be making it again soon and posting pictures then so stay tuned. This recipe is dairy, soy, and gluten free (depending on if you choose to serve in conventional tortillas).
1 lb Organic, free-range chicken tenders (mine were still partially frozen and this still worked)
1 cup salsa (homemade or store-bought but check ingredients well!)
1/3 cup organic chicken broth
**seasonings are all to taste and these are estimates**
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder OR minced garlic
1 tbsp raw, local honey
sea salt and pepper to taste
1.Add all ingredients into the pressure cooker and stir to mix well. Secure the lid and close the vent. Select the “manual” setting option and enter 11 minutes.
2.Secure the lid and close the vent. Select the “manual” setting option and enter 11 minutes.
3.When the timer goes off choose quick release method by turning the pot off and releasing the vent.
4.Shred the chicken using two forks and serve! This chicken goes great in tacos, burritos, even a sloppy joe remix might be yummy. You could also serve this over rice or add more broth and make it into a taco soup with some beans and/or pasta.
Let me know if you try it and if you have created your own variations! 🙂