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These Instant Pot chicken tacos are healthy and delicious. This easy family meal is ready in only 30 minutes, and it can be made with chicken breasts or thighs.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

These easy Instant Pot chicken tacos are quick, healthy, and flavorful. The whole family will love them!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy Instant Pot chicken tacos, electric pressure cooker chicken tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 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):

  • Tortillas
  • Tex-Mex cheese blend shredded
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Avocado chopped
  • Red onions chopped
  • Iceberg lettuce shredded
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the chicken to your Instant Pot. Give it a good stir.

  2. Add the chicken and spoon some of the sauce over top. 

  3. Close the lid, set the valve on "sealing", and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. 

  4. While the chicken is cooking, prep the taco toppings.

  5. Once the countdown has finished, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release. 

  6. 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.

  7. Assemble tacos as desired. 

Recipe Notes