Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Almond Satay (Paleo/Whole30)

almond chicken satay

almond satay chicken



Can’t stop, won’t stop Instant Potting. And apparently neither can you guys because so many of you have been enjoying The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook  since it released a couple days ago! You can read more about the cookbook of over 140 AIP-compliant paleo recipes made in a pressure cooker ranging from soups to BBQ chicken to tapioca pudding!



I planned my meals this week from the cookbook but also wanted to make a recipe for the blog too = here we are. I’ll also be making the White Chicken Chili from the new book this week, and we are stoked to have it for lunch tomorrow! And my favorite recipe from the book so far can be found for free here: Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy.


We’ve been chowing down on this delicious
Asian-inspired pulled chicken. This recipe couldn’t be easier, more hands off, or more budget-friendly! It makes enough chicken for several meals. We served it over baked Japanese yams with a side of steamed broccoli tossed with coconut aminos. Tasty!


You could also make an Asian salad with it by tossing the dressed chicken with shredded cabbage, carrots, and jicama. Yerm. That’s “yum” for when you’re bored of pronouncing English words as they were intended. Perfect recovery food from a long weekend of ACL music festing, hiking, boating & momming!!



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Shredded Chicken with Almond Satay

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:15 Serves 6 to 8


  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds mixed boneless skinless chicken breast and thighs
  • 1/4 cup bone broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 handfuls cilantro, chopped
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • Almond Satay:
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or cashew milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


For the Shredded Chicken: 

  1. Add chicken and bone broth to your Instant Pot insert. Sprinkle sea salt evenly on chicken. Seal the lid and press the "Poultry" setting to cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the almond satay sauce below.
  3. When the timer is up, manually release the pressure and transfer chicken to a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken well.
  4. Let cool until just warm before transferring the shredded chicken to a large mixing bowl and tossing with the satay sauce, green onions, and cilantro. Serve with the lime wedges.

For the Almond Satay: In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients  until smooth and creamy.



5 comments on “Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Almond Satay (Paleo/Whole30)

    • Alaena Haber says:

      I would definitely add greens to your plate like sauteed kale. You don’t need to eat it in a tortilla but in lettuce wraps, it’s really delish! You can also use the chicken in an Asian-inspired skillet with onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and bok choy.

  • Oh my goodness! This dish was delicious. Kids loved it and ate it with rice and broccoli. I ate it with sauteed cabbage. Yummy!!! I only used about half the chicken that the recipe called for but I kept the sauce measurements the same. It was perfect that way. So I don’t know, I might double or 1.5 the sauce next time when I use 3.5-4lbs of meat. There weren’t any leftovers this time which made me so sad.

  • Oh my goodness, so good!! First time using the Instant Pot – mine does not have a poultry option which threw me off. I googled and just used the pressure cook option. Chicken came out perfect in 15 minutes! Kids devoured this meal. Thank you!


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