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Instant Pot™ 3-Ingredient Taco Chicken

instant pot™ 3-ingredient taco chicken Entree
Instant Pot™ 3-Ingredient Taco Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 6

You are just three (yes, three!) ingredients away from tacos, burritos, salads and more—this recipe for shredded taco chicken in your Instant Pot™ gives you a jumpstart on all of these dishes. Grab a jar of salsa, some taco seasoning and chicken thighs, and you’re well on your way to all your favorite Mexican dinners. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 8, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

1/4
cup water
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
pouch (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky mild salsa (from 16-oz jar)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 6-quart Instant Pot™ insert with cooking spray; add water. In medium bowl, mix chicken and taco seasoning mix, tossing to coat evenly; transfer to insert.
  • 2
    Top chicken with salsa. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 12 minutes. Select CANCEL; release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Set pressure valve to VENTING to manually release any remaining pressure.
  • 3
    Remove chicken from insert to medium bowl. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken to insert, or transfer chicken and salsa mixture to serving dish. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute medium salsa or hot salsa for a bit more kick.
  • You can store leftover chicken in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • You can make this chicken ahead of time and reheat it in the microwave for a quick dinner on busy nights.
  • Don’t have an Instant Pot™? You can also make taco chicken in the slow cooker.
  • New to cooking with an Instant Pot™? Our How to Use an Instant Pot™ article has the tips and tricks you need to know.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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