Instant pot honey garlic chicken in bowl

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken

This instant pot honey garlic shredded chicken is so easy to make and is packed full of flavour. It’s also AIP, paleo, and gluten free!

Why I love this honey garlic shredded chicken recipe

Quick and Easy

I’ve gotta say, I have moments where I wish I can just buy jarred sauces that you find in a typical grocery store and make an easy tasty meal with them. I do miss that convenience.

I definitely do not miss the way I would feel after eating a standard American meal, but definitely the simplicity.

Now, this recipe does have one or two extra steps than just cooking chicken in jarred sauce. But trust me, it only takes a few more minutes, and it is 100 percent worth it!

Plus with the help of the instant pot, it’s incredibly easy and quick. Only ten minutes cooking time!

Instant pot honey garlic shredded chicken on fork

Tasty and healthy

Store bought sauces may be convenient but most often are filled with unhealthy ingredients, like corn syrup.

This sauce is all natural, made with whole ingredients. And better than any honey garlic sauce you’ll find in the grocery store!

And gosh I love it when I make a recipe that the whole family enjoys. My kids really loved this one!

Instant Pot honey garlic shredded chicken in bowl

Ingredients needed

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Bone broth, I used chicken bone broth!
  • Honey
  • Coconut aminos
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Arrowroot starch
  • Water
honey garlic shredded chicken in bowl that was made in instant pot

How to make

Step 1

First, you’re going to add the bone broth, honey, coconut aminos, acv, salt and garlic to the instant pot. And whisk hem together until combined. Then place the chicken breasts in the instant pot. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once it’s done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure. 

Step 2

Remove the chicken breasts from the instant pot and shred with two forks. Set aside.

Instant pot honey garlic chicken shredded in bowl with fork

Step 3

Time to thicken the sauce!

Set the instant pot to sauté. Now while that is warming up, quickly whisk together water and arrowroot starch, in a small bowl. Pour it into the sauce in the instant pot and mix. Allow it to simmer for 1-2 mins until thickened, then turn the instant pot off or set to keep warm. Add the shredded chicken back to the instant pot and mix until covered with sauce.

Enjoy!

Instant pot honey garlic chicken in bowl

Yield: 4-6 servings

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken (AIP/Paleo/Gluten Free)

This instant pot honey garlic shredded chicken is so easy to make and is packed full of flavour. It’s also AIP, paleo, and gluten free!


Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup bone broth
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

    1. Add bone broth, honey, coconut aminos, acv, salt and garlic to instant pot. Whisk together until combined.
    2. Add chicken breasts to instant pot. Close lid and set to High pressure for 10 minutes. Allow to naturally release for five minute, then quick release any remaining pressure.
    3. Remove chicken breasts and shred with two forks. Set aside.
    4. Set instant pot to sauté.
    5. In a small bowl, quickly whisk together water and arrowroot starch. Then mix into instant pot. Allow to simmer for 1-2 mins until thickened, turn instant pot off or set to keep warm.
    6. Add shredded chicken back to instant pot and mix until covered with sauce.
    7. Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. Absolutely loved this!! Used a fresh bird from my minifarm, because it’s what I had on hand…so tender!! Broth flavor is subtle, not overpowering – might use more garlic next time, just because…😁
    Love, love, love it!!

  2. This looks amazing. But I have always heard that raw honey is medicine and cooked honey is toxic. Could I sub something else for honey?

    • hmm I have never heard that! Unfortunately the only substitute I can think of is maple syrup but that would alter the taste significantly, making it maple garlic chicken – might be good?

  3. How would this cook in a crock pot?

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