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Instant Pot Taco Chicken

Instant pot taco chicken is an easy shredded chicken taco recipe that is packed with flavor! Plus, you can use it in a variety of ways!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Time for pot to come to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 217kcal
Author Nichole


  • 1.5 to 2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, halved or Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Italian Dressing I always use Olive Garden Brand
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice


  • Place the chicken breasts in the instant pot.

  • Combine and sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken.

  • Pour the broth, Italian dressing and lime juice in and stir everything around once or twice.

  • Close and seal the instant pot lid.

  • Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes and allow the steam to naturally release for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Carefully open the instant pot and shred the chicken.

  • Stir the shredded chicken up in the liquid in the instant pot and serve!


  • This recipe was tested in a 6 quart Instant Pot.
  • Remember to allow time for your Instant Pot to come to pressure.
  • Yes, you can substitute brands other than Olive Garden for the italian dressing but it will change the flavor of this taco chicken. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 217kcal