Shredded Chicken Taco Bowl : Instant Pot

Shredded Chicken Taco BowlYou gotta love a meal that you can prepare all in ONE POT, right? This shredded chicken taco bowl recipe is a one pot wonder that you can whip up in a snap. With simple ingredients and the use of the beloved Instant Pot, this Mexican dish will become one of your go-to dinner favorites.

Ingredients for shredded Chicken Taco Bowls

  • Chicken Breasts – 2 large or 4 small (If using large chicken breasts, cut them in half)
  • Chicken broth or water (broth makes it a little more flavorful)
  • Long Grain, or Jasmine Rice – 2 cups washed and drained
  • Black Beans – 1 15 oz. can, drained and rinsed
  • Frozen Corn – 2 cups
  • Salsa – 2 cups
  • Taco Seasoning – 1 -2 packages or 1/4 – ½ cup bulk seasoning ( depending on how spicy you like it)
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Chopped Olives (optional) Love this slicer!!!
  • Cheddar Cheese – grated
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt (optional) We love to use our homemade Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream!
  • Tomatoes, chopped (optional)


  1. Pour one cup of the broth or water into the Instant Pot pan.

  2. Place the chicken into the pot on top of the broth.

  3. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of that.

  4. Add the beans, corn and rice.

  5. Pour the salsa in and the remaining broth or water.

  6. Press the “MANUAL” button and adjust time to 12 minutes.******If using frozen chicken, set time for 14 minutes.

  7. When the beeper sounds, continue to “NATURAL RELEASE” for 6 minutes.

  8. After 6 minutes release any remaining pressure and carefully remove lid.

  9. Find the chicken in the bottom of the pan and remove to a plate.

  10. Using two forks shred the chicken into bite size pieces or shreds.

  11. Add the chicken back into the pot and stir to disperse the chicken evenly.

  12. Serve immediately. Top with optional toppings (cilantro, tomatoes, chopped olives, shredded cheese and sour cream).

Yummy, Yum!!

This makes a great gathering meal for friends and family.


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  • Lee HoyOctober 26, 2019 - 8:33 am

    Love this recipe! However, the hubs doesn’t really like chicken (unless it’s deep fried). I made this recipe last night but with beef. He says that something is missing. Any input you can give me? Like how would the time be changed, what other spices or herb would be good with the beef, any extra toppings would you suggest? Love your posts. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

    • JanOctober 26, 2019 - 2:28 pm

      Hi Lee, if you are using ground beef, I would suggest cooking it with one chopped onion using the “saute” setting. Cook the ground beef and onion and then proceed with the recipe. I would try using beef broth instead of chicken broth.
      I think I’m going to try it with ground beef. What a great idea!
      Thanks for posting this note!! I’m sure your husband isn’t the only one who would prefer beef over chicken.ReplyCancel

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