Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Here’s a super easy and delicious Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe. This is the ideal way to make dinner for your family in minutes when you don’t feel like standing over a stove for hours! Everyone can customize their own taco, and you can hear songs of praise for making a favorite meal.
Here's a super easy and delicious Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe. This is the ideal way to make dinner for your family in minutes when you don't feel like standing over a stove for hours! Everyone can customize their own taco, and you can hear songs of praise for making a favorite meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite things because it’s easy to add more spice if you like it by using hot salsa, hot taco seasoning and adding hot sauce to your tacos. You can also usually make the majority of the family happy with taco night by having a variety of toppings. You can swap the packet of taco seasoning with 2 tablespoons of homemade seasoning if you make your own.
We use this 6quart Instant Pot to make most of our IP recipes.  It’s a great option for making meals in half the time!  So easy to use, and of course, a great way to help you stick to your menu plan.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, about 2lbs of meat
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • soft or hard taco shells
Suggested Toppings:
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • hot sauce
  • shredded lettuce
  • additional salsa
  • black olives
  • chopped cilantro
Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Directions for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

  1. Coat bottom of the instant pot with oil. I pour in my oil and then move the pan around in my hands to coat the bottom. Place chicken into the instant pot. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top of chicken. Stir in salsa.
  2. Place the lid onto the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release pressure. Open the instant pot.
  3. Very carefully use 2 forks to shred the chicken and mix the ingredients. If you choose to let this cool a bit so it is easier to handle, that’s fine. You can then turn the instant pot to saute (leaving the lid off/open) and re-heat the chicken before serving.
  4. Serve chicken in taco shells with your favorite toppings.
Directions for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, about 2lbs of meat
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • soft or hard taco shells
  • Suggested Toppings:
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • hot sauce
  • shredded lettuce
  • additional salsa
  • black olives
  • chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Coat bottom of the instant pot with oil. I pour in my oil and then move the pan around in my hands to coat the bottom. Place chicken into the instant pot. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top of chicken. Stir in salsa.
  • Place the lid onto the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, quick release pressure. Open the instant pot.
  • Very carefully use 2 forks to shred the chicken and mix the ingredients. If you choose to let this cool a bit so it is easier to handle, that's fine. You can then turn the instant pot to saute (leaving the lid off/open) and re-heat the chicken before serving.
  • Serve chicken in taco shells with your favorite toppings.

  • This recipe easily serves 6 servings of 2-3 tacos each. It depends on what size taco shell and how much you put into each shell.  I like using corn tortillas, but the kids like crunchy taco shells.  You could even serve this over chips and a salad base for a healthier taco salad option.  No matter what you choose, this is a great easy meal to add to your menu plan.

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