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instant pot chipotle chicken tacos with cheese

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Turn up your Taco Tuesday with this Instant Pot chipotle chicken tacos recipe.  This recipe is packed with flavor (the chipotle chilies will do that), and make a wonderful taco recipe (or you could make a taco salad).  
This recipe is 4 Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers, 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on a 6 inch tortilla.
3.92 from 70 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotle chicken tacos, Instant Pot, instant pot chicken tacos, Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Instant Pot Easy Chicken Tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons chipotle chiles diced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 small lime juiced
  • lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 12 6 inch tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded
  • olive oil spray


Instant Pot Instructions:

  • With the cooker's lid off, spray the olive oil spray and heat to "Saute" until the cooker has heated up.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in the Instant Pot and saute until browned.  Add the chicken stock, chilies, brown sugar, cilantro and lime juice. Securely lock the pressure cooker's lid and set to "Manual".  Cook at HIGH pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Perform a quick release to release the pressure.  Open the lid and remove the chicken breasts.  Shred the chicken and set it back in the cooker.  
  • Scoop out 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto a tortilla.  Add lettuce, tomato and cheese, if desired and serve immediately.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Spray the slow cooker with olive oil spray and place the chicken breasts at the bottom.  Add the rest of the ingredients (until the Cilantro) and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and shred it.  Add the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Scoop out 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto a tortilla. Add lettuce, tomato and cheese, if desired and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Cholesterol 29.3mg10%
Sodium 108.3mg5%
Carbohydrates 13.1g4%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 10.9g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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