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Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe

This Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe is perfect for sandwiches or as a sauce over rice. It may also be named Instant Pot Polynesian Shredded Chicken.

Pineapple and peaches give it a tropical flavor that sweet and still savory.

We ate it as a sandwich filling one night and the next night served it over rice for a new meal. The flavor is subtle. Try adding chili pepper if you want a little heat, otherwise, it’s a tangy, sweet recipe.

We love the movie Moana and my kiddos waited for dinner with these Free Printable Moana Activity Sheets.

You may also want to check out my Pinterest Instant Pot board for more great recipes like this pressure cooker shredded chicken!

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe on sandwich

Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounce can of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 15.25 ounce can of peaches in juice
  • 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • hamburger buns or rice

How to Make Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe for Sandwiches or Over Rice

In the Instant Pot, mix orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, soy sauce, peaches, pineapple chunks, and brown sugar.

Stir until brown sugar is completely dissolved.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe making the sauce

Place chicken breasts into the sauce.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe adding the chicken

Place lid on Instant Pot and lock into place, ensuring valve is turned to closed (to build pressure).

Set Instant Pot on Manual for 12-minutes.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe setting the instant pot

Release the pressure valve and allow all pressure to release, then open Instant Pot.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe after cooking

Remove chicken. I place mine in a bowl.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe removing the chicken

Mix 1 Tablespoon cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon water (or sauce) in a small mixing bowl until well blended and no lumps.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe mixing the cornstarch

Turn Instant Pot to saute and pour cornstarch mixture into sauce, stirring until well mixed. Allow sauce to boil, while stirring occasionally until thickened.

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe thickening the sauce

While the sauce is thickening, shred the chicken. I use two forks, but do whatever works best for you.

Now it’s time to make a decision.

You can either serve the chicken and drizzle the sauce over it or add the shredded chicken into the sauce in the Instant Pot.

I opted to add my shredded chicken to the sauce. (It will be very wet if you do it this way)

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe adding shredded chicken to sauce

Serve over rice, crunchy oriental noodles, or place in between hamburger buns for a sloppy joe kinda sandwich. It’s delicious!

instant pot moana shredded chicken recipe on sandwich

Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken #Recipe for Sandwiches or Over Rice

Ingredients

  • Instant Pot Moana Shredded Chicken Recipe Ingredients:
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounce can of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 15.25 ounce can of peaches in juice
  • 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • hamburger buns or rice

Instructions

  1. In the Instant Pot mix orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, soy sauce, peaches, pineapple chunks and brown sugar.
  2. Stir until brown sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Place chicken breasts into the sauce.
  4. Place lid on Instant Pot and lock into place, making sure valve is turned to closed (to build pressure).
  5. Set Instant Pot on Manual for 12-minutes.
  6. Release pressure valve and allow all pressure to release then open Instant Pot.
  7. Remove chicken. I place mine in a bowl.
  8. Mix 1 Tablespoon cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon water (or sauce) in a small mixing bowl until well blended and no lumps.
  9. Turn Instant Pot to saute and pour cornstarch mixture into sauce, stirring until well mixed. Allow sauce to boil, while stirring ocassionally until thickened.
  10. While sauce is thickening, shred the chicken. I use two forks, but do whatever works best for you.
  11. Now it's time to make a decision.
  12. You can either serve the chicken and drizzle the sauce over it, or you can add the shredded chicken into the sauce in the Instant Pot.
  13. I opted to add my shredded chicken to the sauce. (It will be very wet if you do it this way)
  14. Serve over rice, crunchy oriental noodles, or place in between hamburger buns for a sloppy joe kinda sandwich. It's delicious!

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