Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

My family devours these INSTANT POT CHICKEN TACOS any time I serve them! I love how easy they are – just a handful of ingredients and ready in about 40 minutes!

chicken tacos in corn tortillas

Y’all know that I am a straight-up taco fanatic.

I was just talking to my husband the other day about how I could literally eat Mexican food 7 days a week and not get tired of it. Unfortunately, he’s not on the same page.

He likes Mexican food just fine, but he’ll usually choose Italian or Asian food over Mexican. We’re probably destined for divorce. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 


Anyway, our whole family loves these Instant Pot chicken tacos. It’s such an easy Instant Pot recipe. 

Don’t have an Instant Pot? Try my crockpot chicken tacos instead! Basically the same recipe, but different cooking methods. 

How to make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos: 

This recipe calls for chicken breasts, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, salsa, and chicken broth. We love how simple this one is!

You’ll just add everything to the Instant Pot, set it to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 18 minutes. instant pot shredded chicken tacos in sauce

Allow the pressure to release naturally. 

I never quick release meat as it can cause the meat to be tough. Always do a natural release for at least 10 minutes and you’ll have tender meat!

Shred the chicken with a couple of forks and serve with your favorite taco fixings!

You can also use this recipe to make my chicken nachos! So good!

instant pot shredded chicken tacos in corn tortillas with toppings

More Mexican inspired recipes:

White Queso Dip: So darn good!

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad: A favorite in my house!

Mexican Rice: We serve this anytime we have tacos. 

Mexican Chicken Casserole: I could eat this one every night.

Bean Dip: You can’t go wrong with this one. 

Margarita on the Rocks: Don’t wanna brag, but my margs are the best margs. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

instant pot chicken tacos with cheese and lettuce on corn tortillas

5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
43 mins
Servings: 6 people
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy chicken recipes, Taco Tuesday recipes
Calories: 182 kcal

These shredded chicken tacos are made extra easy thanks to the Instant Pot.


  • 1 3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Add all of the ingredients to your pressure cooker and stir to combine.

  2. Close the pressure cooker and set the vent to 'sealing.'

  3. Cook on high pressure for 18 minutes.

  4. Allow pressure to release naturally before removing the lid and shredding the chicken.

  5. Serve with your favorite taco fixings.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1199mg52%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.