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.
2-3 lbs chicken breast
jar of pepperoncini peppers
salt + pepper to taste
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
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!