Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are a family favorite weeknight meal! The flavorful chicken is so quick and easy to make and can be topped with an endless possibility of toppings. 

Instant Pot meals are so quick and easy and perfect for busy nights!  Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken, Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli, and Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta are a few of our favorites!

Everyone is in need of another healthy, quick, and easy meal, right?! These Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are just that and they are so versatile because you can top with with whatever you desire. For more taco recipes, check out Smoky Paprika Fish Tacos with Apple Slaw, Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos, or Baked Chicken Tacos.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

I love tacos and could eat them everyday. Because there are so many different variations I really don’t think it’s possible to get sick of tacos. You can change up the protein, veggies, toppings… I especially love this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Taco recipe because it’s a dump and cook recipe making my life a whole lot easier. I just love that with the help of the Instant Pot I can get a delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

How do you make Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos?

  • Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a pressure cooker and sprinkle the seasonings on top. Pour the jar of salsa verde over the top.
  • Close the pressure cooker and turn the knob to seal. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 14 minutes with by a 8 minutes natural release.
  • Shredded the chicken right in the pot with all the juices using two forks.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot using a slotted spoon or pour chicken into a strainer. Removing the excess liquid will help your tacos to be a little less messy when eating.
  • Serve chicken in corn tortillas with loads of toppings.

What kind of toppings should I use?

I happened to make them this time with all green toppings (romaine lettuce, cilantro, avocado) but you can really add whatever toppings you like. Here’s a list of some more that would be great: corn, black beans, olives, cheese (I like queso fresco), tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream… What do you like to put on your tacos?

Would you like more taco recipes? Here are a few more!

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Author Melanie Dueck
Servings 8

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are a family favorite weeknight meal! The flavorful chicken is so quick and easy to make and can be topped with an endless possibility of toppings. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 16 ounce jar salsa verde

For the Tacos:

  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Corn tortillas white or yellow
  • Lime wedges
  • Queso fresco
  • Romaine lettuce

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Sprinkle with seasonings and then pour the salsa on top.
  2. Cover pressure cooker with lid and set valve to seal. Select manual mode and cook on HIGH pressure for 14 minutes followed by a 8 minute natural release. Turn the valve for a quick release to let out remaining pressure. When valve drops, carefully remove lid.
  3. Shred chicken in the pot with all the juices. Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon and place in a serving bowl.
  4. Assemble tacos with shredded chicken, romaine lettuce, cilantro, avocado, queso fresco, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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  1. Love this. Just added the garlic, salt and salsa verde and it turned out amazing. Followed the directions exactly. Thanks for such a great, easy recipe

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