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Have frozen chicken breasts but don't know what to make? These chicken tacos are perfect. Just throw the frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot, add a few simple ingredients and you'll have beautifully shredded chicken in about 20 minutes.

These chicken tacos are sure to be a hit in anyone’s home! You can cook the chicken from frozen in your Instant Pot, and you’ll have a delicious meal in no time, with minimal ingredients.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos
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You can play around with your toppings, depending on what your family likes. In our home, we love to top our tacos with fresh avocado, shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and some hot sauce!

ingredients for cooking seasoned chicken breasts with the instant pot pressure cooker

Frozen chicken breasts, salsa, chili powder, salt, and pepper is all you need for this recipe. And an Instant Pot, of course! It’s a quick and tasty recipe, perfect for those nights when you’re wondering what to feed your family because you forgot to thaw your chicken!

The chicken smells so good when you remove the lid. Yum!

The chicken breasts come out so tender and juicy and are very easy to shred.

Once you’ve shredded the chicken, it’s time to serve it up on a few tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Cuisine:
  • Tex-Mex
Best Served As:
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Chicken breasts, salsa and pico.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos

These no-fuss chicken tacos are perfect when you need something fast and easy to put on the table.

Servings:12
Difficulty:Super easy
Cooking Method(s):
  • Instant Pot
Pressure Level:High
Program:Manual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Pressure Release
5 minute NPR
Total Time
25 minutes
See More:
  • Chicken & Turkey

Ingredients

Seasoned Chicken
 6 chicken breasts (frozen)
 1 tbsp chili powder
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 cup salsa
 ½ cup pico de gallo
Additional Ingredients for Tacos
 corn tortillas
 diced avocado(s)
 shredded Mexican style cheese
 a dollop of sour cream

Directions

1

Place chicken breasts, seasoning, and salsa in the Instant Pot.

2

For frozen chicken set the Instant Pot to cook for 15 minutes at Manual/High Pressure (no additional water needed).

3

Once cooking has completed, do a 5-minute Natural Pressure Release (NPR). Make sure to release any remaining pressure before opening the pot.

4

Ensure that the chicken is fully cooked and at a safe internal temperature before serving.

5

Carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a bowl and shred.

6

Your chicken is ready to serve on a warm tortilla.

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Serving Suggestions

Here are a few ideas for serving your Instant Pot Chicken Tacos.

Add some tasty toppings. To make these tacos extra tasty, top them with fresh avocado, shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and your favorite hot sauce! We love Cholula and Tabasco!

Add a special dressing. We like to add a bit of Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing to our tacos.

Ingredients

Seasoned Chicken
 6 chicken breasts (frozen)
 1 tbsp chili powder
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 cup salsa
 ½ cup pico de gallo
Additional Ingredients for Tacos
 corn tortillas
 diced avocado(s)
 shredded Mexican style cheese
 a dollop of sour cream

Directions

1

Place chicken breasts, seasoning, and salsa in the Instant Pot.

2

For frozen chicken set the Instant Pot to cook for 15 minutes at Manual/High Pressure (no additional water needed).

3

Once cooking has completed, do a 5-minute Natural Pressure Release (NPR). Make sure to release any remaining pressure before opening the pot.

4

Ensure that the chicken is fully cooked and at a safe internal temperature before serving.

5

Carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a bowl and shred.

6

Your chicken is ready to serve on a warm tortilla.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
The easiest and most delicious chicken tacos right from the Instant Pot.