We love to use our Instant Po, creating easy recipe ideas. We cooked a whole chicken in the Instant Pot and made Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Street Tacos. It’s a budget-friendly recipe, made in 30 minutes, and one that the whole family will love!  

We love to use our Instant Pot and create easy recipe ideas. We cooked a whole chicken in the Instant Pot and made Shredded Chicken Street Tacos. It's a budget-friendly recipe, made in 30 minutes, and one that the whole family will love! Check out how to make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Street Tacos on the blog!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Street Tacos

I’ll admit, I will probably never get tired of talking about how dope my Instant Pot is simply because it is So DOPE! I mean, it can cook just about anything, and typically is much less time, than convention stovetop or oven methods. For instance, I recently cooked a whole chicken in 25-minutes! YES! That’s start to finish and done! This was another one of those ‘I got to get something on the table super quick, fast, and in a hurry’ nights. And like so many times before with the help of my Instant Pot I was able to pull it off in fine fashion. Tat purchased a whole chicken the day before. That’s the chicken down below, and we got it for under $4 bucks with the coupon! 


The Best Chicken Soft Tacos

That’s the culprit. You have seen this guy before and may have wondered what do with a whole chicken. Don’t worry, my Instant Pot and I got you covered!

Here we go, we can play this a couple of different ways. If you like spicey, then do what I did and add:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mexican-style chili powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 one large jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 2 or 3 habanero peppers, sliced

However, if you can’t do the spicey thing then omit the jalapeño and habanero peppers and substitute in:

  • 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mexican-style chili powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1  large sweet red bell peppers, sliced

Next, remove the chicken from the package and remove the giblets from inside the chicken, rinse and pat dry the chicken. At this point, you can also add extra veggies into the cavity of the chicken from either of the lists above. Rub a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over the surface of the chicken, add a mixture of:

  • 2 tablespoons Mexican-Style chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons, garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black peppercorns

Protip: a package of taco seasoning also works well

Then, place the chicken on top of the onion and peppers mixture, like this…

The Best Chicken Soft Tacos

Make sure you thoroughly season the chicken all over, top to bottom, inside and out, between the chicken wings and drumsticks.


The Best Chicken Soft Tacos Ever

Place the lid on the slot and twist to lock the lid into place, swivel the vent nozzle into the closed position and select the Meat/Stew option and adjust the timer to 25-minutes. 

The Best Chicken Soft Tacos Ever

While the chicken is doing its thing in the Instant Pot let’s prep all of the taco toppings, pretty much the usual suspects are included:

  • 1 large red onion, diced or sliced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, rinsed and shredded
  • 1 14.5 ounce pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup tomatoes, small variety cut in half
  • 4-5 green onion, sliced
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 2-3 habanero peppers, sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced, diced or julienne
  • 1 large red sweet red pepper, sliced, diced or julienne
  • 10 soft flour or corn tortillas, browned in a pan

After the time has expired, unlock and safely vent the Instant Pot and remove the lid, using a large knife cut the whole chicken in half. Remove and discard the chicken skin. Using two forks, shred the chicken meat. At this time you can also add taco seasoning to the meat or salt and pepper to taste, your choice. I added the juice of half of a lime to the chicken meat. But do you boo!

The Best Chicken Tacos Ever

In the Worthey house adding avocado is kinda a big deal, Tat loves the unadorned I prefer them with a squeeze of lime juice, a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns. 

The Best Chicken Tacos Ever

With these on the table, you really can’t do wrong, and I am guessing you’ll be a hero for the night. Pretty much!

We love to use our Instant Pot and create easy recipe ideas. We cooked a whole chicken in the Instant Pot and made Shredded Chicken Street Tacos. It's a budget-friendly recipe, made in 30 minutes, and one that the whole family will love! Check out how to make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Street Tacos on the blog-

Additional toppings:

  • salsa
  • picante sauce
  • refried beans
  • taco sauce
  • chicken mole
  • fried egg

The Best Chicken Tacos Ever

Remember, the onions, peppers, and seasoning you placed in the bottom of the Instant Pot? Well, this is what you get when it’s all over, and it is muy delicioso! If you used the spicey version, be careful because while it is good, it may be a bit much for the kiddos or those not cool with fiery flavored foods. But, if you like it hot and intensely flavorful then this little spicy bonus is for you!

The Best Chicken Tacos Ever

 

find more taco recipes below:

Cinco de Mayo Soft Breakfast Tacos

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We love to use our Instant Pot and create easy recipe ideas. We cooked a whole chicken in the Instant Pot and made Shredded Chicken Street Tacos. It's a budget-friendly recipe, made in 30 minutes, and one that the whole family will love! Check out how to make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Street Tacos on the blog!