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Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos Recipe

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Perfect for all Mexican food lovers, here’s a quick chicken taquitos recipe that you can whip up in your Instant Pot. 

Perfect for when you’re craving for some Meixcan food, here’s a supremely easy and insanely delicious dinner recipe you can try out the next time you don’t want to order a takeout.

These chicken taquitos take just a few minutes to prep, and then they’re done in your instant pot. Cool right?

Ready to give them a shot? Here’s what you need to know before you jump into it- to make sure you do it the right way! Read on...

How Can I Roll My Chicken Taquitos Recipe Tightly?

Rolling the tortillas correctly and ensuring that the filling in them doesn’t spill out can seem tricky, especially if you’re trying these for the first time, but here’s a tip to help you ace it.

Depending on the size of your tortillas, spread a tablespoon or two of the mixture on one side of the tortilla and roll it gently but tightly into a tube until you reach the end of the tortilla, and then, if needed, you can secure it in place with the help of a toothpick. 

How to Keep Taquitos From Falling Apart?

If your taquitos keep falling apart as you try to roll them, here’s a quick trick that might help. Start by heating the corn tortillas in the microwave, keeping them covered- ideally around 1 to 2 minutes only- that’s it.

What this little step does is that it softens the tortillas, which makes them easy to roll- just make sure you cover them with a paper plate so that all the steam is contained within them, and that they stay soft and moist. 

Another trick to soften the tortillas is to steam them before you start to spoon the mixture onto them. We’ve highlighted how to do just that in your instant pot in detail in the recipe itself. 

Serving Ideas & Suggestions

When you’re serving taquitos on their own, serving is pretty easy. Top them with some guacamole or melted cheese, or even a generous dollop of sour cream if you’re feeling like it, and you’re done.

And of course, a side of hot sauce or salsa can really take things up a notch. 

If you’re looking for an additional dish that you can make and team up with these taquitos, possibly when you’re having someone over for dinner, here are a few ideas to get you started. 

  • A simple green salad 
  • Roasted corn on the cob, slathered in butter 
  • Refried beans 
  • Spanish rice 
  • Black bean soup 
  • Mexican corn salad 
  • Avocado and tomato salad 
  • Cilantro lime rice 
  • Mexican street corn bake
  • Roasted potato salad
  • Jalapeno chicken wraps
  • Stuffed poblano peppers

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Yield: 20 taquitos

Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos

Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos

Perfect for all Mexican food lovers, here’s a quick chicken taquitos recipe that you can whip up in your instant pot. Go give it a shot!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  1. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot on the trivet in the Instant Pot. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over the chicken breasts.  Pour in 1 cup of water to the bottom of the IP. Pour in the 1 cup of water. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close the valve. Set the IP to high pressure for 10 minutes. 
  2. After the 10 minutes are done, manually release by opening the valve. Open the Instant Pot lid after all the pressure has been released. 
  3. Remove each piece of chicken, and shred. After shredded, put in a large bowl along with the sour cream and salsa. Mix well. 
  4. Pour out the water from the Instant Pot, and wipe clean the pot, as well as the trivet. Once cleaned, add 1 cup of water turn the Instant Pot on steam mode. Once water is bubbling, and steaming, place a tortilla on the trivet. 
  5. Steam one side for about 1 minute, flip, and steam the other side for about 1 minute.
  6. After the tortilla has steamed, place about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture in the tortilla across the middle. Roll. Set aside. Continue with the next taquito. 
  7. Pour oil into a frying pan about halfway. Set your stove to medium heat. Once oil is hot, place taquito fold down until golden brown. Flip to fry the opposite side until golden brown. Continue until all are cooked. 
  8. Serve with your favorite sides such as cilantro, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream! Enjoy!



  • Can my dog have Chicken Taquitos? Your dog can eat corn tortillas and chicken breast without problems, however, this recipe includes ingredients that may dislike him, among these are the sauce, seasoning, sour cream, and grated cheese. Therefore, if you wanted to treat your dog with taquitos, the ideal would be to make them without these ingredients.
  • Can my cat have Chicken Taquitos? If you want your cat to eat chicken taquitos, you should make them separate from yours, with a recipe that does not include tomato sauce, sour cream, seasoning, and grated cheese. Only then can your pussycat eat Chicken Taquitos.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 47mgSodium 225mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 16g

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