Shredded Taco Chicken – Instant Pot

Since I purchased my Instant Pot back in the FAll, Shredded Taco Chicken is one of my go-to recipes. What’s great about making a big batch of shredded chicken is you can use the shredded chicken to help you make a few different dinners for the week.

Here are a few lunch/dinner ideas: tacos, tostadas, chicken quesadillas, chicken enchiladas, chicken burritos, chicken burrito bowls, chicken for on top of a salad, chicken salad sandwiches, chicken for casserole recipes…I mean the list can go on and on!

shredded taco chicken in the instant pot

Ingredients:

3 pounds chicken breasts or 4 medium-sized chicken breasts
8 oz. chicken broth
8 oz. jarred salsa
1 envelope taco seasoning

Directions on how to make shredded taco chicken:

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

1. Pour chicken broth into the instant pot and add half the salsa, stir to combine.

2. Arrange chicken breasts in the instant pot.

 

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

3. Shake envelope of taco seasoning over the top of the chicken breasts.

4. Pour remaining salsa on top of chicken & taco seasoning.

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

5. Place lid on cooker set the vent to sealing and put Instant Pot on Manuel (press button 2 times so “keep warm” feature isn’t activated) and cook for 22 minutes.

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

6. Open lid when the cooker is totally de-pressurized. Using tongs, place chicken directly onto cutting board to shred.

I like shredding the chicken when it’s still hot.

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

7. Use two forks and start shredding.

Shredded Taco-Salsa Chicken - Instant Pot

There you have it, taco-shredded chicken, so easy!

For storing I place chicken in a container, refrigerate and use as needed.

Instant Pot - Shredded Taco Chicken

Taco Shredded Chicken in the Instant Pot is the perfect way to premake chicken for different meals during the week. It's inexpensive and it gives you a head start on other meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Pressurizing & Depressurizing30 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Chicken Breast or 4 medium sized
  • 8 oz Chicken Stock
  • 8 oz Jarred Salsa
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning

Instructions

  •  Pour chicken broth in the bottom of pot and half of the salsa, stir to combine.
  • Arrange chicken breast in the bottom of the pot.
  • Sprinkle the envelope of taco seasoning all over the top of chicken breast.
  • Pour remaining salsa on top of the taco seasoned chicken.
  • Put the lid on cooker set the vent to sealing and put Instant Pot on Manuel (press button 2 times so "keep warm" feature isn't activated) and cook for 22 minutes.
  • Open lid when the cooker is totally de-pressurized. Using tongs, place chicken directly onto cutting board to shred.
  • Use two forks and start shredding.

Notes

There you have it, taco-shredded chicken, so easy!
For storing I place chicken in a container, refrigerate and use as needed.

shredded taco chicken in the instant pot - mehaffey moments

1 Comment

  1. vicki elrod
    February 1, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    Yummy. So many great meal ideas.

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