Instant Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Taco Tuesday comes together in a snap with these Instant Pot chicken tacos. Tender chicken is cooked in a spiced tomato sauce for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
Dinner
Mexican
16
ingredients
9
steps
30
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
6
2 tblsp
olive oil
2 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs
1
15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 tblsp
Worcestershire sauce
1 tblsp
chili powder
1 1/2 tsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
smoked paprika
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
corn or flour tortillas
1
ripe avocado, sliced
shredded cheese, to serve
sour cream, to serve
finely chopped cilantro, to serve
lime wedges, to serve

Directions 9 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Set the Instant Pot to the sauté function and heat the olive oil. Add the chicken in batches and sear on each side, about 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step 2

Add the tomato sauce and scrape the bottom to get the browned bits.

Step 3

Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin and onion powder.

Step 4

Place the seared chicken on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot and pressure cook on the manual high setting for 18 minutes with the pressure release valve set to sealing.

Step 5

Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release steam for 10 minutes before quick releasing.

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the pot and shred or chop the chicken.

Step 7

While you shred (or chop) the chicken breasts, set the Instant Pot to the sauté function on low temperature and simmer the sauce to thicken, stirring occasionally to prevent the sauce from burning.

Step 8

Add the shredded chicken back to the pot and toss in the sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 9

Serve the Instant Pot chicken tacos with tortillas, sliced avocados, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and lime wedges. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
460
FAT
35.1 g
PROTEIN
27.1 g
CARBS
10.2 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

25 Jul 2022

Perfect weekend dinner- and super easy to make!

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Chris E.

Chris

15 Jul 2022

A taco Tuesday hit! I used my own homemade guacamole instead of just the avocado slices. Perfection!!

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