Combine the seasonings in a bowl and season both sides of each chicken tender to taste.
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, 2 pounds chicken tenders
Set the Instant Pot to sauté (you can also do this step stovetop) and brown the chicken tenders on each side for 1-2 minutes. This step is optional but seals in flavor.
Place trivet inside the Instant Pot.
Pour chicken broth into the pot (directly over the chicken).
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Seal cooker and set to HIGH pressure for 6 minutes.
When it’s done, release the pressure valve and wait for pressure to release, then let the chicken rest another 5 minutes.
Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
I browned the tenders and really liked that it helped seal in the flavor. It also gives the tenders a nice texture on the outside if you want to enjoy them like chicken fingers or tenders and dip them in sauce. Browning is completely optional.
Shredding was a breeze with the cooking time of 6 minutes.
Use a trivet to cook the tenders. If you place them straight into the pot, the bottoms will burn.