Dare I say these are the BEST shredded chicken tacos in the land? This shredded chicken tacos recipe is outstanding, and the Instant Pot handles all the hard work. You get tender and flavorful chicken, that is the perfect base to your taco. Load with your favorite toppings, and serve. A perfect recipe to add to your meal planning. Chicken Tacos are an easy weeknight meal you will make over and over again.
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
We whipped these up the other day, and boy, they were delicious. Tacos are always a quick fix, and I generally have all the fixings in my pantry and fridge. I wanted to share this recipe, in case any of you are looking for a new way to dress up your Taco Tuesday or wanting one more Instant Pot chicken recipe.
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The Best Shredded Chicken Tacos
Either way, this easy Instant Pot shredded chicken taco recipe is a true winner. After it cooks up, shred the chicken and get ready to serve. I like to lay out all our favorite toppings and let everyone pile on their favorites.
Some great toppings for these shredded chicken tacos are:
- Shredded cheese
- Avocado or Guacamole
- Sour Cream
- Sliced Radishes
- Lime Juice
How Do You Shred Chicken Breasts Easily
Once your chicken is finished cooking, carefully remove from Instant Pot or leave inside the pot to shred. You can use a shredding claw that you can buy, or grab two forks. Poke the fork or shredding claws into the chicken and pull outwards. It will easily begin to break away and shred the chicken with little to no effort.
How to Make Shredded Chicken Tacos
Ingredients for Shredded Chicken Tacos
- 1 ½ lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 16-ounce Jar of Salsa (Any Brand)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Flour Tortillas, Cheese, Lettuce, Salsa, & Avocados for Serving
Directions for Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Place Chicken in the Instant Pot
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Cover with 1 Jar of Salsa
- Place the Lid on the Instant Pot and set to Seal
- Set the instant pot to Manual for 15 minutes
- Release pressure using the Quick Pressure Release method
- Shred Chicken using a Fork
- Serve as Tacos, over Rice and Beans or on top of a Taco Salad
How To Store Chicken Tacos
You will want to keep any of the leftover chicken taco mix in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after that use your best judgment on if you need to toss it out.
Easiest Way to Reheat Instant Pot Chicken Taco
Simply place your leftover chicken taco mix in the microwave or easily warm it up on the stove in a pan. Add a little stock or water to chicken and heat until nice and warm.
Look at how easy and quick this chicken taco dish can come together. It truly is so easy to make and it will blow your mind the amazing Mexican flavors that come out of the chicken. The Instant Pot really helps keep the chicken moist and juicy, so you never worry about dry taco meat.
What are your favorite toppings for shredded chicken tacos?