Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.



Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are a simple dinner recipe using the Instant Pot to prepare the shredded chicken taco meat.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are pressure cooked with diced onions, garlic puree, chicken broth, taco seasoning and salsa.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

This chicken taco recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To make these Instant Pot chicken tacos, I started by setting my Instant Pot to Saute Normal.

I added some olive oil and garlic puree to the pot.

olive oil and garlic puree in an Instant Pot

I added some diced onions to the pot.

garlic puree, olive oil and diced onions in an Instant Pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

I cooked the onions until they were just starting to brown.

diced onions cooking in an Instant Pot

Then I turned the Instant Pot off and added some chicken broth to the pot.

chicken broth added to Instant Pot with cooked diced onions

I stirred well and scraped the bottom of the pot to make sure no bits of onion were sticking to the bottom.

Then I added some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a single layer to the pot.

raw chicken breasts on top of chicken broth and cooked diced onions in an Instant Pot

I sprinkled a packet of taco seasoning on top of the chicken.

taco seasoning on top of raw chicken breasts in an Instant Pot

Then I spooned some chunky salsa over the chicken.

chunky salsa on top of raw chicken breasts in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on High for fifteen minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done pressure cooking, I left it to natural release for ten minutes.

After ten minutes of natural release, I turned the steam release handle to the venting position to finish releasing the pressure.

salsa covered chicken breasts in an Instant Pot after pressure cooking

Then I removed the lid from the pot and used tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to the cutting board.

cooked chicken breasts on a cutting board

I used two forks to shred the chicken breasts.

shredded chicken on a cutting board

Then I returned the shredded chicken to the Instant Pot.

shredded chicken on top of salsa in an Instant Pot

I stirred until all of the shredded chicken was well coated in the sauce in the pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

I left the chicken to soak up the sauce for five minutes before serving.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

I used hard shells for my tacos but soft shells would work great too.

If you are looking for an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe, then you need to try these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup chunky salsa
  • 8 taco shells hard or soft

Optional Toppings as Desired

  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced red onions
  • hot peppers

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Tacos:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Normal.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic puree and diced onions to the pot.
  3. Stir well and cook the onions until they are just starting to brown.
  4. Turn off the Instant Pot and immediately pour in the chicken broth.
  5. Stir well and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure no bits of onion are stuck to the bottom.
  6. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
  7. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the chicken breasts.
  8. Spoon the salsa over the chicken breasts.
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on High for 15 minutes for fresh chicken breasts or 20 minutes for frozen chicken breasts.
  10. When the Instant Pot is done pressure cooking, leave it to natural release for 10 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to finish releasing the pressure.
  12. Remove the lid and use tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board.
  13. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  14. Return the shredded chicken to the Instant Pot and then stir until all of the chicken is coated in the sauce mixture.
  15. Leave the chicken to soak up the sauce for 5 minutes before serving.
  16. Scoop the chicken into taco shells and top with desired toppings.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 8 tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is are an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Pressure Cook Time 15 minutes
Coming to Pressure and Pressure Release 22 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup chunky salsa
  • 8 taco shells hard or soft

Optional Toppings as Desired

  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced red onions
  • hot peppers

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Normal.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic puree and diced onions to the pot.
  3. Stir well and cook the onions until they are just starting to brown.
  4. Turn off the Instant Pot and immediately pour in the chicken broth.
  5. Stir well and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure no bits of onion are stuck to the bottom.
  6. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
  7. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the chicken breasts.
  8. Spoon the salsa over the chicken breasts.
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on High for 15 minutes for fresh chicken breasts or 20 minutes for frozen chicken breasts.
  10. When the Instant Pot is done pressure cooking, leave it to natural release for 10 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to finish releasing the pressure.
  12. Remove the lid and use tongs to transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board.
  13. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  14. Return the shredded chicken to the Instant Pot and then stir until all of the chicken is coated in the sauce mixture.
  15. Leave the chicken to soak up the sauce for 5 minutes before serving.
  16. Scoop the chicken into taco shells and top with desired toppings.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 664mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 21g

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