Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

September 20, 2018

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

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Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

This quick, flavourful and versatile Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken recipe will quickly become a staple in your house.   The original recipe calls for a Chipotle flavoured salsa, which adds a nice smoke and a little kick of heat to the dish, but you can change this up to any Salsa that your family enjoys…. I love how flexible this is.


Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Since I like recipes that are prepaheadable, and often use shredded chicken, this Instant Pot recipe is a great choice to double up on.   Make one big batch, and freeze the extra chicken, or use it to make other meals for the rest of the week.   Cooking once and eating twice (or three times) in only one pot and in under 20 minutes is a huge time saver, is cheaper than using purchased Rotisserie Chickens which you still have to shred and it tastes so much better!

How to use your extra Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken?

Think Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Taquito’s,  as a topping for Nacho’s or a Tex-Mex flavoured Pizza.  It’s also excellent if you like to take leftovers for lunches, you can easily make Tex Mex Chicken Bowls using rice or quinoa as a base, or keep it even lighter and make a veggie filled salad and top with the chicken and my super simple Salsa Ranch Salad dressing.

Oh my, it’s so good and so easy and best of all you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry… what are you waiting for, let’s get dinner cooking!!


Instant Pot Mexican Chicken ingredients
Instant Pot Mexican Chicken ingredients

Once you’ve shopped your freezer and pantry, 5 minutes of prep time and 13 minutes of cook time is all you need… Amazing right!   Just toss it all in the Instant Pot and let it work its magic.

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken
Instant Pot Mexican Chicken


Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken will quickly become a family favourite.  It is so easy to prepare and has so many different uses especially for meal prepping. If you like easy recipes, but still want flavour, this is your recipe.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 cups


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 oz jar of Chipotle salsa any type
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 8 oz canned tomato sauce garlic works well


  • Add olive oil to the bottom of the instant pot.
  • Put chicken breasts in the instant pot.
  • Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic and tomato sauce.
  • Pour the salsa on top of the chicken.
  • Place the lid on, and lock it into place.
  • Place the vent on seal.
  • Use the manual setting, and set it to 13 minutes.
  • Release pressure by doing a quick release.
  • Use two forks to shred the chicken right in the pot.

Once you have made Instant Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken you have an excellent filling for Tacos, Taquitos, Taco bowls,  Taco Salad, or Enchilada’s, just to name a few.     One of my favourites is Enchilada’s, with homemade Quick Enchilada Sauce   topped with Lime Crema.



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