Instant Pot Eats {Chicken Tacos}

I previously made my go-to chicken tacos in the slow cooker.  But since I’ve been on an Instant Pot binge, I decided to give them a try using that method.  For this particular recipe, the pressure cooker significantly reduced the cooking time and resulted in just as yummy tasting chicken as the crock pot.

Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken for any Mexican dish

1-2 lbs. chicken breasts (I usually go more towards the 2 lb. mark for plenty of leftovers)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jar salsa (we like newman’s own mild)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
salt and pepper to taste

Taco Bar Toppings

shredded Mexican blend cheese
sour cream
black beans
refried beans
shredded lettuce or arugula
diced tomatoes
diced avocado or guacamole
taco sauce
fritos (for taco salad) and/or taco or burrito shells
green onions
Mexican rice

  1. Mix together chili powder, cumin, and coriander.  Sprinkle on both sides of chicken.  Put chicken in instant pot.  Add garlic and pour salsa over the top.
  2. Close lid, set to sealing, turn to high pressure cook mode and time 13 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  3. Remove chicken, shred or dice and then return to the Instant Pot to marinate even further.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes: When  make this in the crock pot, I put chicken breasts in (fresh or frozen) the pot in the morning and let it cook on low all day.  Always follow the manufacturer directions for your specific Instant Pot, including on sealing, venting and cooking times.

This chicken is great for tacos, burritos and taco salads.  It has a great flavorful taste and is a staple around here!!

I hope that y’all had a wonderful weekend!!

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Eats {Chicken Tacos}

  1. Chicken tacos are on our menu an average of once a week – definitely a hit around here! I’ve not even thought about using the crockpot for this; I think I’ll use that tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! xo

  2. We had a pulled pork via instapot at a friends house last week. They made tortillas! I never knew you can buy GMO free ones that you warm in a pan. OMG! Total game changer for me. I actually ate them plain because it was such a treat to eat warm tortillas that were light and yummy. I’m going to Costco this week to get some! You can also split the package up and freeze the other half of the pack. Mexican is becoming our go to for this busy spring season of ballet, soccer, lacrosse and flag football that we have to squeeze around homework.

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