If you’re following me on Instagram you’ll notice on my stories that I love my Instant Pot. I got it several months ago and I’ve only recently started experimenting with the pressure cook functions. These 3 Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are one of my most amazing discoveries. I am so excited to share this recipe with you!
Instant Pot Pressure Cooking 101
See how shredded that chicken is? It’s like I cooked it all day, but it really only cooked for about 5 minutes. There are some things you need to keep in mind with pressure cooking. It typically takes about 1/3 of the time that cooking on the stove top takes. Although you set the timer on the Instant Pot for say 5 minutes; there is a period of time where it’s heating that you need to account for. The cooking time starts once the pressure has built up. It’s just a few extra minutes, but worth noting.
You also want to consider whether you’ll be naturally releasing pressure or releasing all of it immediately. If you are releasing it all at once, you won’t get the benefits of that extra cook time while the pressure is releasing. If you choose a natural release, you need allow for that extra time. The reason I only pressure cook this chicken for 5 minutes, is because I natural release the pressure for another 5 and that’s essentially another 5 minutes of cooking time. It’s slow and low cooking, but it has to be considered.
What’s not to love about the Instant Pot? Pretty much nothing.
This is the model Instant Pot I have. You can purchase it on Amazon for $79.00. This one is 6 quarts and I’ve found it has plenty of functions for everyday cooking. Sure there are fancier models, but I haven’t found a need to upgrade yet. The functions I use the most are saute, slow cook and manual. I love the option to brown my roast before I slow cook or pressure cook it. The flavor is incredible.
Back to these amazing tacos. The salsa in this recipe has so much flavor. Between the salsa and taco seasoning you get this super flavorful broth without a laundry list of ingredients. I like to serve these 3 Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tacos with my taco topping favorites: Sour cream (or plain Greek Yogurt), cheese and lettuce. Extra salsa of course.
I really hope you make these tacos. If you do, tag me on Instagram @FreshFitKitchen. I love seeing you make my recipes!
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PLEASE NOTE: Since taco shells and toppings vary, the nutrition info is for the chicken only. You’ll add on whatever shell and toppings you use. This info covers you for 2-3 tacos. 4.5 ounces of chicken total.