Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe

The easiest dinners you can make in your pressure cooker! The perfect way to make deliciously seasoned chicken for meal prep!

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken tacos, Instant Pot, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
coming to pressure 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 216 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning see note
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 garlic clove minced
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  1. Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot.
  2. Pour chicken broth into Instant Pot. Add chicken.

  3. Sprinkle seasoning over chicken. Add garlic. Top with salsa and do not stir.

  4. Close lid of the Instant Pot, switch the valve to "sealing" position.
  5. Press "poultry" or "manual" setting and adjust the timer to 12 minutes. The Instant Pot will beep and start coming to pressure.

  6. When the timer is done, the Instant Pot will beep. Press "off/cancel" button. Carefully switch the valve to “venting” position and release the pressure. When the done, carefully open the lid.
  7. Remove the chicken onto a cutting board and shred with two forks. Place back into the Instant Pot and stir in with the sauce.
  8. Serve chicken in flour or corn tortillas, topped with chopped tomatoes, onions and avocados.

Recipe Notes

Homemade taco seasoning:

1 tablespoon chili powder 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground paprika ¼ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Mix all the spices together. Store in a jar with lid for up to 6 months. Use 2 tablespoons in Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 810mg35%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.