Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken

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Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken is wonderfully creamy and rich and loaded with bacon, jalapenos, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Only 15 minutes of cook time. This spicy pulled chicken makes a great sandwich or can be eaten low carb.

Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken Sandwich

 

Love spicy food and looking for a new Instant Pot recipe? This is the one. Bacon, cheese, chicken and jalapenos are really such an incredible combination. You can’t help but love this dish.

How to make Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken:

This is a really easy recipe. No prep work, sauteing, or pre-cooking needed. Such easy clean-up. Just combine 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, some chicken broth, chopped pickled jalapenos, Ranch seasoning, pepper, and fresh jalapeno in the Instant Pot. I also add some liquid from the jar of pickled jalapenos. It adds wonderful flavor.

Jalapeno Popper Pulled Chicken in the Instant Pot

 

Pressure Cook for 15 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for the pot to pressurize before this time starts counting down. So you have about 25 minutes to get something else done.

When you open the pot, there will be a good bit of liquid. I like a thick sauce, so I pour all the liquid into a large measuring cup and then pour about 1 cup back into the pot. I save the rest in case I need to thin the sauce some. Add the cream cheese and cheddar cheese and place the lid back on. Give the cheese a few minutes to melt, then give it a good stir and shred the chicken with 2 forks. Add crumbled bacon and sliced green onions and it is ready to be enjoyed.

Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken

 

Which Instant Pot to use?

There are various models available. I use a 6-quart Instant Pot which is the perfect size. Mine can also be used as a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer.

This Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken can be eaten as a sandwich or wrapped in lettuce as a low carb meal. Serve it on slider buns for gameday.

bowl full of Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken

Love Jalapeno Popper type recipes?

We have a few on our Youtube Channel like this Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole.

This spicy casserole is always a big hit with pepper heads.

More Instant Pot Recipes:

5 from 2 votes
Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken Sandwich
Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken is wonderfully creamy and rich and loaded with bacon, jalapenos, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jalapeno popper chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 431 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup jalapeno juice from jar of pickled jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions, sliced
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in the Instant Pot and add chicken broth, jalapeno juice, pickled jalapenos, sliced jalapeno, Ranch seasoning, and pepper.

  2. Place lid on and set to Pressure Cook or "Manual" for 15 minutes.

  3. Do a quick pressure release. Pour all the liquid into a large glass measuring cup. Pour 1 cup back into the Instant Pot. (Save the rest in case you need to thin the sauce some.)

  4. Add the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Set the lid back on and let it sit for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Stir well.

  5. Shred the chicken. You can either shred it in the pot or remove it to a bowl or cutting board.

  6. Stir in bacon and green onions.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken in Instant Pot

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7 thoughts on “Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Shredded Chicken

  1. But stop trying to sell the Insta Pot…….. Any pressure cooker will do the same thing.. Love your stuff but just hate the way that cooker is being marketed, I think 90% of the others do the exact same thing.. sorry, it just bugs me……… I do love your recipes……………..

    1. Well it’s kind of like using the word “Crock Pot” which is merely a brand name vs the word slow cooker. I tend to use the word crock pot alot, but actually use a different brand of slow cooker. Us older folks tend to remember the pre-Instant-Pot style pressure cookers which were a very different beast and when someone says “pressure cooker”, that is still what I think of. You are correct though, any brand of newer style pressure cooker will do.
      Feel free to share the one that you like and use with us. I have no allegiance to a particular brand.

    1. you can use any brand of a pressure cooker, there is just way too much sales hype about this brand….

  2. I really enjoy receiving your emails with new recipes! My husband and I are working on no/low carb, keto diets. This recipe would be perfect with celery or lettuce wraps. Thanks again!

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