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Instant Pot® 3-Ingredient Taco Chicken

instant pot® 3-ingredient taco chicken Entree Southwestern
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.

Updated November 11, 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.

  • 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 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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