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Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better! Whip up this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken tacos for your dinner tonight. Use our fresh homemade salsa recipe to make it even better! An Instant Pot chicken dish that you can serve in corn or flour tortillas piled high with all your favorite toppings.
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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos
How to Make Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Start by pouring a cup of your homemade salsa into the Instant Pot. Then place your chicken breasts on top. Season the chicken to help add flavor to the dish.
Place the lid on the pressure cooker, and make sure the lid is set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a natural release of 10 minutes. Chicken not thawed out? Learn how to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot.
Open the lid to the Instant Pot, and shred your chicken. Once your chicken is shredded, pile in warm corn tortillas or flour shells.
Pair with all your favorite toppings and dive in!
My Favorite Chicken Taco Toppings
- Sour Cream
- Guacamole or even Avocado slices
- Pico De Gallo or more Salsa
- Black beans
Honestly, you can serve this taco meat with essentially anything!
Kitchen Supplies for Salsa Chicken Tacos
- Taco stand | A taco stand makes it so much easier to add taco fillings without getting messy.
- Taco stand with sauce holders | Add sauce holders to a taco stand for easy access to salsa and guacamole.
- Guacamole mortar and pestle | Use this to make the best homemade guacamole. This is a restaurant quality mortar and pestle.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
You could even pair your tacos with Mexican rice, pico de gallo or other Mexican inspired side dishes.
If you have leftover chicken taco meat, go ahead and place it in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. Anything, after that you need to use your best judgment.
You can freeze your meat as well if you don't plan to eat right away. Just store in a proper container and freeze for up to three months.
When you go to reheat just thaw in the fridge the night before or warm-up straight from the freezer in the microwave. If you find it could get dry add a little liquid like water or even broth to help give moisture to the chicken.
Craving More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
- Chicken Stroganoff | If you love turkey and beef stroganoff, you have to try my chicken version. Creamy, savory, and a crowd-worthy dish.
- Easy Chicken Gyros | I share how to make chicken gyros and the homemade sauce to pile on top. Skip takeout and try this dinner recipe tonight.
- Chicken Teriyaki with Mushrooms | Another great dinner is this teriyaki chicken. The mushrooms add so much flavor, and it reheats nicely for meals later in the week.
- Instant Pot Duo
- Non-Stick Inner Cooking Pot
- Taco Stand
- Taco Stand with salsa holders
- Guacamole Mortar and pestle
- Meat Claws
- or Hand Mixer
- Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder
- Avocado Tool
Tacos & optional toppings
- Pour 1 cup of salsa into the Instant Pot inner pot. We use homemade salsa for this salsa chicken recipe, but you can also use store-bought salsa, or even a green salsa to make it a salsa verde chicken.
- Add the chicken breasts on top of the chicken salsa in the Instant Pot. Season each side of the chicken breasts with half of the salt and half of the pepper.
- Close the lid on the Instant Pot chicken breasts by twisting the lid into a locked position. Close the valve to sealing. Set the Instant Pot chicken tacos to a high-pressure cooking time of 20 minutes.
- When the cooking time finishes, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After that time, manually release remaining pressure. After the pin drops, carefully open the lid.
- Use two forks, or a hand mixer, and shred the chicken for your salsa chicken recipe. Stir in with the salsa.
- Eat Instant Pot Salsa Chicken on its own or serve as a Shredded Chicken Tacos Instant Pot recipe. Either way, this is a delicious and easy chicken recipe.
- You can opt for sausages, pork, beef, opaque. They all cook in no time and can take on just about any flavor with the right spices.
- Go for cumin, smoked paprika, and even add a can of tomatoes in sauce or make it homemade.
- Another option a little more elegant is to prepare fillings with fresh seafood, such as shrimp. It is the fastest filling to prepare.
- Also roast chicken, or even pork, revitalize the flavor of the tacos.
- If you go vegetarian, nothing like tofu, veggies, sweet potatoes, and cabbage. They are good garnishes and are very nutritious.
- Seal your preparation with success using star toppings such as feta cheese, chunks of fresh cheese or pickled onions, sliced radish for a more plant-based texture, spicy notes, and shredded cabbage.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 235Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 40mgSodium 1587mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 18g
Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.
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