September 26, 2022

Instant Pot Shredded Taco Chicken


instant pot shredded taco chicken
Instant Pot Shredded Taco Chicken is a quick and easy meal to make any day of the week. Deliciously seasoned + tender shredded chicken can be served over rice, salad and nachos or stuffed in tacos + quesadillas. The possibilities are endless! The best part is all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in your instant pot and go! Serve with tortillas or rice and your choice of toppings! This will become the recipe you will always keep in your back pocket for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Looking for more quick + easy recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt


  • Add all ingredients to instant pot. Cook on high with the valve sealed for 12 minutes.
  • Natural release for 5 minutes, then manually release pressure.
  • Remove cilantro sprigs.
  • Shred chicken and toss to coat in the sauce.
  • Optional: switch to sauté for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce to your liking.
  • Serve over rice or stuffed in tortillas with your choice of toppings.
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken, Dairy-free, game-day, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, one-pot-meal
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  1. Cat October 5, 2022 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    10/10, will definitely eat again!

    • Deniz October 11, 2022 at 11:42 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! It is one of my favorite go-to’s!

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