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Easy Instant Pot Recipe: Pepperoncini Shredded Chicken

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Raise your hand if you are running out of dinner ideas with all of this staying home these days? My hand is up. If you’re looking for a quick and painless dinner for the fam, I think you’ll love our easy instant pot recipe: pepperoncini shredded chicken! Just a couple of ingredients, 35 minutes in the instant pot, and BOOM. Super fast and delish shredded chicken that’s great on Hawaiian roll sliders (our fave!), perfect for taco Tuesday or add on top of a crisp salad. Simple, quick and healthy…can’t beat it! (Thank you to my uncle-in-law Tim for the original recipe idea!). See below for the easy recipe.

easy shredded chicken dinner


2-3 lbs chicken breast
jar of pepperoncini peppers
salt + pepper to taste
corn starch


1 – Add chicken and peppers w juice to the instant pot.
2 – Cook on “meat” setting for 35 minutes
3 – Remove and shred chicken, sprinkle w salt + pepper to taste
4 – Turn instant pot to sauté
5 – Remove 1/4C. cooking liquid and whisk in 2t. corn starch to create a slurry
6 – Whisk in slurry to the instant pot and let liquid sauté for 2-3 minutes until thickened
7 – Add chicken back in and toss to coat

easy instant pot crockpot shredded chicken recipe
easy family meal quick pepperoncini chicken dinner recipe instant pot

There ya go! Super simple shredded chicken recipe for the family in case you are running out of ideas…like me. 😉 The chicken is tender and falling apart after cooking in the instant pot, and creating the sauce all in the same pot saves time when it comes to clean up afterwards. This easy instant pot recipe for pepperoncini shredded chicken recipe can be altered for a chuck roast, too! Just sprinkle it with salt and pepper and sauté both sides before adding to the instant pot with the peppers! Pin this recipe for later (and come pin more yummy ideas w me HERE!), and if you need a few other new delish recipes to try, I’ve got you covered with my crumbly cinnamon blueberry GF muffins [HERE] and pillowy soft GF sugar cookies [HERE]! Happy cooking!

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  1. Jessica Bush says:

    What temp and time would you suggest for cooking in a Crock Pot?

  2. barbara laffey says:

    Hi … we love pepperoncinis and cook a beef roast with whole ones. Are the sliced less spicy? Trying to decide if this recipe is too spicy for my 3 & 4 year old??

  3. carissa says:

    Hi Erin! If I wanted to cook this in a crockpot, do you know how long it would take?

  4. Taryn says:

    What would be the settings to cook this in a crockpot?

  5. Cortney says:

    You mentioned on IG stories that you’ve made it in a crockpot before. Any timing for doing it in the crockpot?

  6. F says:

    My husband and boys love pepperoncinis, but I do not have an instant pot. Any chance you made this in a crock pot before the instant pot? Thanks on advance for any tips!

  7. Julie says:

    How did you do it before you had the instant pot? Would your just put the liquid in a sauce pan from the crock pot? This looks delicious but I don’t have an instant pot!

  8. Jaden says:

    Could you use frozen chicken? If so how long for the cook time?

  9. Joan says:

    I’m going to try this soon. I will be putting in crock pot as I haven’t bought an instant pot yet. Erin thanks for all you do to encourage all of us. You are wonderful. Always stay true to your values.

  10. Katie says:

    Oh my, this might have been the easiest dinner I’ve ever made and it was an instant favorite! Being from Illinois, Italian beef sandwiches was one of my favorite things. 5 years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease & a beef allergy. This is an amazing substitute and really satisfied that craving! The only thing I changed was that I added about a 1/4 pack of ranch seasoning. It is spicy, but everyone loved it!

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