Instant Pot shredded chicken tacos
This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when looking for a juicy, comforting fix. Requiring few ingredients and spices already commonly found in households, this indulgent meal is complete in under 30 minutes.
Calling for frozen chicken breast, fresh can be supplemented and placed on the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot Duo, in order to prevent sticking to the bottom of the inner-pot. Not a fan of chicken? This recipe’s versatility allows for beef or pork to be used – just adjust cooking times as necessary.
Start by placing 2 large frozen chicken breasts in the silver inner-cooking pot, followed by a diced white onion, 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, 1 packet of preferred taco seasoning, flavor with additional spices, such as garlic and onion powder, cumin, chili powder and salt, if desired, and mix 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon in 1 cup of water to help pressurize the Instant Pot, adding additional taste.
Once the ingredients are combined in the pot, lock the lid and turn the steam release valve towards sealing. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Don’t be alarmed if the Instant Pot says “on” when pressuring, as that is normal.
After the 25 minutes, the house will be filled with mouthwatering aromatics. Quick release the Instant Pot by turning the steam release valve towards venting and let the pressure pin collapse back into the valve, before twisting open the lid.
Beware of steam that may escape. Turn the Instant Pot off, then press the sautee button to burn off excess liquid while shredding the chicken. This delicious mixture can be incorporated into tacos, burritos or enchiladas. Complimenting corn or flour tortillas, garnish with cilantro, sour cream and cheese or toppings of preference and devour. Pair with rice and/or beans for a satisfying, well-rounded meal.
2 frozen chicken breasts
1 small white onion, diced
1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 cup water
1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon
¼ teaspoon of of chili powder
¼ teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of onion powder
Salt to taste