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Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is super easy to make, only requires three ingredients, and is perfect for tacos or salads.

Servings: Makes 5 ( 3/4 cup ) servings

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving 

 

Looking for other delicious crockpot recipes? Be sure to check these recipes out:

Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken 

Lightened Up Chicken and Dumplings Soup 

White Bean Chicken Chili

 

How do I make this Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken?

Place frozen or fresh chicken breasts in instant pot, 

sprinkle taco seasoning over the tops of the chicken. 

 

Add salsa and put the lid on.

Turn valve to sealing, and select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 10 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure

Once it’s over, turn the Instant Pot off and let it naturally release for about 10 minutes

Open the lid, shred the chicken

and serve inside tortilla,

or as a salad with your favorite taco toppings.

 

Ingredients: 

 

Directions for Slow Cooker:

  1. Place frozen or fresh chicken breasts in the bottom of crockpot. 
  2. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with the taco seasoning mix.
  3. Top with the salsa
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
  5. Shred the chicken and serve inside taco shells, or as a salad with your favorite taco toppings. 

Directions for Instant Pot: 

  • Place frozen or fresh chicken breasts in instant pot, sprinkle taco weaving over the tops of the chicken. Add salsa and put the lid on.
  • Turn valve to sealing, and select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 10 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once it’s over, turn the Instant Pot off and let it naturally release for about 10 minutes 
  • Open the lid, shred the chicken and serve inside tortilla, or as a salad with your favorite taco toppings. 

Servings: Makes 5 ( 3/4 cup ) servings

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving 

 

Notes:

  1. I love to serve it as a salad with a side of 24 Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla chips for 4 Freestyle Smart Points.
  2. I love to top mine with 2 Tbsp of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso for 1 Freestyle Smart Points
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Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This Zero Point Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is super easy to make, only requires three ingredients, and is perfect for tacos or salads.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fat free salsa 
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium Taco Seasoning

Instructions

for Slow Cooker:

  1. Place frozen or fresh chicken breasts in the bottom of crockpot. 
  2. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with the taco seasoning mix.
  3. Top with the salsa
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
  5. Shred the chicken and serve inside taco shells, or as a salad with your favorite taco toppings. 

Instructions for Instant Pot: 

  • Place frozen or fresh chicken breasts in instant pot, sprinkle taco weaving over the tops of the chicken. Add salsa and put the lid on.
  • Turn valve to sealing, and select Manual (or Pressure Cook), high pressure for 10 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once it’s over, turn the Instant Pot off and let it naturally release for about 10 minutes 
  • Open the lid, shred the chicken and serve inside tortilla, or as a salad with your favorite taco toppings. 

Servings: Makes 5 ( 3/4 cup ) servings

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: ZERO SmartPoints per serving 

Notes

  1. I like it served as a salad with a side of 24 Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla chipsfor 4 Freestyle Smart Points.
  2. I top mine with 2 Tbsp of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso for 1 Freestyle Smart Points


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Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 82mgSodium 492mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 16g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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I've been reviewing a number of recipes and continue thinking as I watch the videos that the portion sizes mentioned specifically in the recipes are not matching what is shown in the still images or video, at least from what it looks like to me. The breasts easily look like they are much larger than 4 oz a piece (just 1/4 of a pound), the 1T of taco seasoning looks like 2 to 4T. I am perfectly happy to find that the breasts are each 6 or 8 oz each fresh or frozen and that there is more than just 1 tablespoon of seasoning on the meat. I'm just newer to these recipes and feel confused by the difference from what I see in images and videos vs what the recipes say in print. I saw the lemon cheesecake video again today and thought, There is NO way that what she's pouring in from the custard cup is just one tablespoon of lemon juice. I feel like if I'm going to cook & bake, I want to know that the amounts of ingredients I'm using are going to be correct so that I don't waste my money (and even more importantly, time) on preparing foods that don't taste good because the ingredients were off in measurements. Please advise.

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I have a Rival pressure cooker. Would I follow the same cooking times as for the Instant Pot?

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Monday 2nd of November 2020

Can I use a green salsa with this recipe?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

Yes, it is very similar to a instant pot. I would recommend following the recommended cooking times for the instant pot. Thank you!

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