• Gabby

Super Tender Pulled Chicken

Updated: Jan 4

If you have an Instant Pot, this is barely a recipe. 7 minutes, a few ingredients, and you're done. If you don't, that's ok! You can still use these ingredients too cook the chicken in a slow cooker (just takes a little planning) and cook your chicken for 3-4 hours on high, 6-8 hours on low! You can use chicken breast, or Ia mix of chicken breasts & thighs (my favorite combo). I've also used breasts only and can guarantee you'll avoid any dryness and end up with a tender, juicy, and tasty result (I reached for the thighs 90% of the time until I discovered this method!).

You can adjust the recipe if you know what you are making or just prep the chicken and decide later. Some ideas:

  • add a jar of salsa & taco seasoning before cooking for tacos // OR add taco seasoning, tomato paste, and a 1/4 cup broth to the final product to turn it into taco filling

  • add coconut milk, lime juice and ginger before cooking for a Thai twist

  • keep it simple and add to quesadillas or enchiladas

  • add extra broth and use this as a base for a soup, pulling the chicken and adding your choice of veggies (like carrots, celery, zucchini)


  • 1.5 lb or 3-4 pasture raised chicken breasts

  • 1.5 lb pasture raised chicken thighs

  • salt and pepper (or your favorite seasoning)

  • 2-3 cups of chicken broth or stock (enough to cover the chicken in the instant pot or slow cooker)

  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter

  • 1/2 chopped sweet onion

  • 6 cloves garlic - smashed

  • salt and pepper

Let's Cook!

  1. Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper- feel free to use your favorite seasoning and herbs here too

  2. Place all ingredients in the instant pot/slow cooker, cover with broth or stock

  3. If you're pressure cooking: set to 7 minutes on high, then allow the pressure to release naturally If you're slow cooking: let it cook on low 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours (so plan ahead)

  4. Whichever method you used, take the chicken out- let them cool on a cutting board for 15-20 minutes. Then, easily pull the meat apart with 2 forks. Easy as that! Let me know if you tried this and how you used it!! Note: The broth it cooked in is extra delicious so save it! Either use it for a soup, cooking, or drink it straight up!

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