I have a hard time shredding chicken using two forks due to tendinitis in my arms. Using a hand mixer has always been recommended, but I could never get it to work… until this last time!
I always boiled the chicken and then used the hand mixer, but the chicken was always too dry which made it very difficult to shred.
This last time I used my Instant Pot and it turned out perfect!
Here is what I did. Note: I don’t add seasoning to my chicken, but feel free to do so!
Frozen chicken breast(s)
1 cup of broth per 1 pound of chicken breast
Set your Instant Pot to manual 》 high setting
Cook time: 15 minutes
Always check to make sure your chicken has an internal temp of 165°F before consuming. Add more time if needed.
After the cook time has completed, allow your Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for at least 10 minutes before opening.
Turn off your Instant Pot and release the remaining air by pushing the pressure value (be careful!).
Using mittens, carefully remove the inner pot and place on the counter.
Do not drain the broth, it will help with shredding.
Using a handheld mixer, shred the chicken breasts.
Do this on the lowest setting because the broth will splash and could burn you!
I hope this works out for you as it did for me! If you don’t have one already, I recommend a SteamMate! It directs the steam sideways so you don’t have to worry about having to clean your ceilings later. This is the one we bought! 🙂
My boyfriend makes really, really yummy chicken fajitas, but since I had the day off today I decided to give it ago.
I found this WW recipe through the app and thought I would try it. I was interested in seeing how I liked it baked vs cooking on stove top. I had to omit some ingredients because we didn’t have them. This is what I used:
• Avocado Oil Spray • Boneless Chicken Breast • Red Bell Pepper • Yellow Bell Pepper • Olive Oil • Ground Cumin • Chili Powder • Garlic Powder • Salt • Paprika • A little Avocado • A little Sour Cream • Tortilla
Without the Avocado, sour cream and tortilla, it came out to 2 SP on the Blue Freestyle plan.
We really liked it! But since I omitted some of the ingredients, I should have doubled the spices or added some taco seasoning to give it a stronger flavor. I will do that next time. And we definitely like it baked more than making it on stove top!