These easy Instant Pot chicken tacos are quick, healthy, and flavorful. The whole family will love them!
Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes | Inactive time 10 minutes | Total Time 35 minutes
- 1 (14 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 (4 fluid ounce) can mild diced green chilis with juices
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 large chicken breasts
For serving (optional, to taste):
- Tex-Mex cheese blend shredded
- Fresh cilantro chopped
- Avocado chopped
- Red onions chopped
- Iceberg lettuce shredded
- Sour cream or Greek yogurt
- Lime wedges
- Add all ingredients except for the chicken to your Instant Pot. Give it a good stir.
- Add the chicken and spoon some of the sauce over top.
- Close the lid, set the valve on “sealing”, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- While the chicken is cooking, prep the taco toppings.
- Once the countdown has finished, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
- Take the chicken out of the Instant Pot and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Using 2 forks, shred it, or cut it up using a knife. Add the cut-up chicken back into the Instant Pot and coat with the sauce.
- Assemble tacos as desired.
- Feel free to use pre-made taco seasoning instead of the spices I suggest if you wish.
- You can definitely add more chicken if needed (keep cooking time the same) – it makes plenty of sauce. I had about a pound of chicken. You can also use chicken thighs if you prefer. I would cook them a bit longer (12-13 mins. so they’re fall-apart tender). If using frozen chicken, I’d add on an extra 2 minutes. If ever in doubt, use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is 165F.
- If you want to reduce the sauce: prior to shredding the chicken, take it out of the Instant Pot and press the “sauté” button. Let the sauce bubble away for 5-10 minutes before adding the chicken back in.
- I use this 6-quart Instant Pot.
- Inactive time indicates the time it takes the Instant Pot to get up to pressure.