Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Mexican Style

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Instant pot shredded chicken made Mexican style are great for meal prep or to use in any of your favorite Mexican dishes love tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and more. It’s shredded chicken taken a notch up with all wonderful Mexican flavors!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

3 chicken breasts we used big chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
1 oz packet taco seasoning
1 cup salsa best fire roasted chunky salsa
½ jalapenos chopped
Pinch of salt & pepper add if needed
¾ cup chicken stock

To serve – For tacos
Taco shells
Iceberg lettuce
Avocado sliced
Fresh ripe roma tomatoes
Cheddar cheese grated
Sour cream

Clean and wipe chicken breasts in kitchen towel.
put chicken breasts inside instant pot.
Add taco seasoning over chicken breasts. make the seasoning spread all over chicken evenly.
Add chunky salsa.
If using jalapenos add it at this stage. I love to leave the seeds on for extra kick, de seed if you can’t handle spice.
As per taste, my dish needed a bit of salt. So added a pinch of salt and freshly crushed pepper. Taste test and add salt and pepper if needed.
Pour chicken stock.
put the lid on with pressure knob is SEALING position.
Select HIGH PRESSURE and set timer to 20 minutes (time will vary depending on the size of chicken breasts. For frozen chicken adjust time, will need more than).
Once cooking time is complete. Release pressure from the pot instantly by turning the knob to VENTING position.
Open lid. Shred chicken breasts with two sturdy fork. Shred it as thin or as chunky as you love.
That’s it! Ready! Use shredded chicken immediately in tacos, sandwiches, salads or any other dish!
You can divide shredded chicken in small batches and freeze it. Thaw smaller portions in refrigerator and use in different dishes of your choice.
Shredded chicken taco instant pot is our favorite dish to make with shredded chicken. It’s so full of flavors and totally delicious!

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