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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe Guide

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Juicy chicken, beans, corn, and spices all cooked together - it's a fiesta in your mouth!

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Hold onto your chef hats, folks! Here's a fuss-free, flavor-packed chicken taco recipe from my kitchen to yours. I've whipped out my trusty Instant Pot to cook up a meal that'll make your taste buds dance the salsa. Crunchy bell peppers, juicy tomatoes, hearty black beans, and, of course, succulent chicken simmered in a heady mix of spices. Best of all? It comes together in no time. Trust me, one bite of these Instant Pot chicken tacos and you'll be hooked! Don't say I didn't warn you!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

  • Chicken breasts: Lean protein base for tacos, cooks quickly in the Instant Pot, shreds easily for flavorful taco filling.
  • Taco seasoning: Infuses the dish with Mexican flavors, convenient blend of spices, adds depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Chicken broth: Provides moisture and flavor to the chicken, enhances the overall taste of the dish, adds richness to the sauce.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth of flavor, complements the chicken and veggies, essential aromatic base for the dish.
  • Bell pepper: Adds crunch and sweetness, vibrant color to the dish, provides a fresh and crisp texture to the filling.
  • Diced tomatoes: Adds juiciness and acidity, enhances the flavor profile, provides a saucy base for the taco filling.
  • Black beans: Adds fiber and protein, hearty addition to the tacos, complements the chicken and veggies well.
  • Frozen corn: Adds sweetness and crunch, colorful addition to the dish, provides a burst of freshness to the filling.
  • Flour tortillas: Soft and pliable base for tacos, perfect for wrapping the flavorful filling, holds the ingredients together.

Essential Tools and Equipment for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process, infuses flavors, and ensures tender chicken for the tacos.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping vegetables and preparing ingredients for the chicken tacos.
  • Knife: Essential for cutting and dicing the onion, bell pepper, and chicken for the taco filling.
  • Can opener: Needed to open cans of diced tomatoes and black beans for the taco recipe.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate measurement of chicken broth and corn for the perfect taco consistency.
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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe Guide

This Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for a delicious weeknight meal. It serves 4 people and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  • Sprinkle taco seasoning over the chicken.
  • Add chicken broth, onion, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, black beans, and corn.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick release of pressure.
  • Shred the chicken using two forks.
  • Serve the chicken mixture in tortillas with desired toppings.

Notes

Optional toppings include shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 28gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 980mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Chicken Tacos, Easy Dinner, Instant Pot
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Tips for Preparing Instant Pot Chicken Tacos in Advance

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the chicken taco mixture as directed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the chicken taco mixture as directed.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Did you know that adding a splash of pineapple juice to the chicken taco mixture can add a subtle sweetness and enhance the overall flavor profile? Give it a try for a unique twist on this classic recipe!

Common Questions About Making Chicken Tacos in an Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use frozen chicken for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen chicken, but you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
How can I make this recipe spicier?
To make it spicier, you can add some chopped jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the chicken mixture.
Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken?
Absolutely! You can substitute the chicken with beef, pork, or even tofu for a different twist on the recipe.
How long can I store the leftovers?
You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes, you can make this recipe vegetarian by omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

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