This Instant Pot shredded chicken is great to feed a whole family, but also works well even if you’re cooking for one. The leftovers can serve as lunch or quick dinners and can be used in a variety of ways. But what makes this particular Instant Pot shredded chicken recipe special is the basil.
Basil has been shown to be both a natural antimicrobial and an anti-inflammatory. And in one interesting study, rabbits first exposed to oxidative stress and then provided with fresh basil leaves demonstrated a decrease in blood sugar and an increase in antioxidant activity. Oxidative stress is suspected to be involved in diseases ranging from Parkinson’s and cancer to chronic fatigue and depression. So, it may just be that something as simple as basil consumption can help us stave off a number of illnesses.
While fresh basil can get expensive to buy on a regular basis, growing your own is surprisingly easy. All you need are some small pots and a sunny window. The added green to both your diet and your scenery will do you good. So, try to get your hands on some fresh basil for this Instant Pot shredded chicken—your taste buds and your health will be glad you did.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken with Basil and Tomato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Note: where your food comes from matters. Whenever possible, choose organic ingredients and purchase responsibly raised animal products (i.e. grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, hormone-free dairy, etc.)