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40 + Easy Dinners Made With Shredded Chicken

 I usually plan on making dinner 7 nights a week. We live about 20 minutes from town and there aren’t too many good places close by for us to eat out. We have a ton of fast food options but those aren’t that great!

I have a meal plan and I usually pick out the dinner I make based on our schedule. If I know we will be busy close to dinnertime – I will make a slow cooker meal. 

But there are so many nights when I just forget to take out chicken from the freezer. It’s really a pain and I hate to defrost the chicken in the microwave. 

I don’t have any more excuses to get dinner on the table even when I have no chicken defrosted! I can easily cook 2 frozen chicken breasts in my InstantPot in just about 25 minutes. While the chicken is cooking  – I get the rest of the meal prepared. 

Below is a ton of chicken dinner recipes you can pull together even when you have frozen chicken and you need to get dinner on the table! 


How to cook frozen chicken in the InstantPot.


  • One of the biggest things to remember when you make chicken in the InstantPot is to let it naturally release for 8-10 minutes. When you do a quick release – the chicken will be chewier and not as tender. 
  • Make sure the chicken breasts are separated. They will cook more evenly. 
  • Add the trivet to the InstantPot and add about 3/4 cup of water. Place the chicken on top of the trivet to cook. 


How long do I cook the chicken in the Instantpot? 


Place the chicken in a single layer into the Instantpot. Set it to manual and set the timer to 14 minutes. Let it naturally release for 8-10 minutes. You can also cook defrosted chicken breast for the same time. 

Once you release the pressure, use 2 forks to shred your chicken and add to your dinner! 

It’s so easy to cook the chicken in your InstantPot and then add them to one of these easy chicken dinners! 


Here are some of my favorite recipes to make with shredded chicken when I am in a hurry!


Chicken Dinners

And here is an awesome list of many chicken dinner recipes from bloggers that you can make with shredded chicken.


Chicken Dinner Recipes With Cooked Shredded Chicken

Dinner is so easy when you have cooked chicken. You can make it into so many different meals. And if your chicken is frozen - you can throw it in your InstantPot for chicken to use in your meal!

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