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Bacon Cheddar Chicken Salad

The most perfect chicken salad...because of the way you cook the chicken, and because of the delightful flavor combinations
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Servings - 8 servings


  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup bacon crumbles or bits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced sandwich bread, crackers, or lettuce cups


  • Add the chicken tenderloins and chicken broth to the Instant Pot insert. Close the lid, set to Sealing. Cook on Manual, High for 5 minutes.
  • Let naturally release, then remove the chicken tenderloins and strain off any liquid.
  • Place them in a mixing bowl and shred with 2 forks. Let chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Once chilled, mix in the mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Just before serving, mix in or sprinkle chopped chives on top.
  • Serve Bacon Cheddar Chicken Salad on bread, crackers, or in a lettuce cup.