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Instant Pot Easy Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Easy Chicken Tacos

This recipe is 8 Freestyle points, 1 cup cooked chicken and 1 taco shell for 2 tacos.
3.50 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant Pot Easy Chicken Tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 large lime juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 oz jar salsa of your choice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 16 small flour taco shells
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup Cheddar-Jack cheese shredded


  • Heat the oil on HIGH on SAUTE until it's sizzling.  Place the onion, bell pepper and jalapeno in the oil and saute until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the lime juice, chili powder, brown sugar, salt, salsa and chicken stock to the Instant Pot and stir together.  Add the chicken breasts to the cooker.
  • Secure the lid to the pressure cooker and set for 12 minutes on HIGH pressure.  Use a quick release to release the pressure.  Shred the chicken in the cooker using a fork and stir into the sauce.
  • Assemble the tacos with 1 cup of the shredded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese (if using).  


You can use the chicken for burritos or on top of salads.  And you can add guacamole to the tacos as well, but this will increase the Freestyle points values.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Easy Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.3g30%
Saturated Fat 6.8g43%
Cholesterol 85.8mg29%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 30.3g61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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