20 Minute Chicken Burrito Bowls
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 74
Rating: 4.53
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Course Dinner
Difficulty Difficult
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
4-6 servings
Pot Mixture:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if large, cut in half)
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 12 ounce frozen corn kernels
  • 15 ounce black beans 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
For Serving:
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded mexican blend cheese
  • Diced avocado
Course Dinner
Difficulty Difficult
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
4-6 servings
Pot Mixture:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if large, cut in half)
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 12 ounce frozen corn kernels
  • 15 ounce black beans 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
For Serving:
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded mexican blend cheese
  • Diced avocado
Votes: 74
Rating: 4.53
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  1. Add the Pot Mixture ingredients to the Instant Pot, in the order listed.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board and shred, then return to the pot and stir.
  6. Serve in a bowl topped with sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded Mexican-blend cheese and diced avocados.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

87 replies
  1. Gmhiggins
    Gmhiggins says:

    Looks like it’ll be watery at first, but after shredding the chicken and putting it back, it’s great. Could use a little more taco seasoning maybe.

  2. NLAustin
    NLAustin says:

    Great taste. I have an 8 quart IP so I used 3 cups of broth instead of 2. Next time I’ll use 3 chicken breasts instead of 2. Chicken was not as tender. Will make this again with less chicken.

  3. Brandonschiltz16
    Brandonschiltz16 says:

    Followed the recipe just as is. Turned out great! I’ve made a handful of meals in the IP and this recipe was by far the easiest.

  4. Srhmarco@gmail.com
    Srhmarco@gmail.com says:

    My son and I made this as our first recipe. I used frozen chicken breast as it arrived at dinner time. My son was amazed at how quickly it cooked and said it was amazing. He then wanted some to take to school for lunch. First time hit. My husband said the chicken tasted a little dry, thus the 4stars.

  5. Abohrer12
    Abohrer12 says:

    First meal with Instant Pot….. dont buy it! Followed recipe exactly, display showed on, then switched to burn, every time!! Had frozen pizzas for dinner! Will make sure to pass this along to anyone thinking about buying an Instant Pot!!

  6. Snowflake71
    Snowflake71 says:

    At 12 mins my rice wasnt even close to cooked and food was stuck to the bottom of the pot. Back on now for 6 mins which means longer because its got to get up to pressure. Hopefully it tastes good or this was a huge waste

  7. Julie0723
    Julie0723 says:

    I used my 8qt IP and made this recipe as the first meal. It was super simple and delicious. I doubled the recipe so it took a little longer to preheat but it was perfect. This will be worked into the rotation on a regular basis.

  8. Cassiemacd
    Cassiemacd says:

    Made it and husband and i loved it! Id add more taco seasoning. And hit salsa to give it more flavour.

  9. Too much pressure
    Too much pressure says:

    Delicious! First recipe i used with the pot. Don’t know why people have a hard time making it. So so easy, just as directed. It seems a little watery when you first pull off the lid after cooking, but by the time you shred the chicken, it’s perfect. Will definitely make again!

  10. JNNorth
    JNNorth says:

    Followed recipe exactly, even layering as it says. Took a long time to heat up and then got a burn warning. I quick released pressure and check the contents of the pot. It was partially cooked. Nothing was sticking on the bottom, all seals and vents looked good. I adjusted some added broth per a website i looked up on how to deal with burn warning. It did the same thing again but some burned to the bottom this time. The meal could be easily saved and finished in the oven. So not a total loss

  11. Dgbradley
    Dgbradley says:

    Made this today and the rice was not cooked. It was still quite crunchy. Anyone else had this problem?

  12. bjelleybean
    bjelleybean says:

    This is recipe no. 5 in the pot and it was easy and delicious. Followed directions exactly and it cooked perfectly.

  13. Thiel2018
    Thiel2018 says:

    Skipping the avocado, this is definitely a do-again recipe and has been favorited in the app. Delicious, hearty. I couldn’t finish my bowl. Plenty left for tomorrow since my son is a picky eater and so it’s only my husband and I eating it.

  14. BeMe
    BeMe says:

    Made ours based on this recipe but changed it up. Instead of salsa we added a can of Rotel. Turned out perfect!

  15. Momoniek
    Momoniek says:

    Sooo tasty! I definitely recommend laying the ingredients as listed and not stirring becuase otherwise you may get a “burn” message.

  16. JeremyJonWolfe
    JeremyJonWolfe says:

    First recipe made in our new 8 qt pot. After reading some reviews, I upped the taco seasoning to 1 1/2 packets.

    I made this as burritos and it was an instant win with the kids and easy breezy to make. Huge amount of food here. I doubt we ate half as a family of four! Maybe time to invest in a vacuum sealer… eat half, freeze half?

    My pot did briefly flash a “burn” warning, but i ignored it and everything turned out great!

  17. amydane
    amydane says:

    First recipe in the instant pot and it turned out great! We used homemade salsa which gave it so much flavor. Followed the instructions on layering ingredients as directed and not stirring – had no issues.

  18. Cwoodworth
    Cwoodworth says:

    First time using my instant pot and I followed the directions just as it said but I got the burn notice. I feel if I would add more liquid to it I would not have had this issue.

  19. Secollins23
    Secollins23 says:

    Tastes really good!!!! But i did get the burn notice that everyone talks about and i had to finish it in the oven. I think maybe for the smaller instant pots that more broth and less rice should be used though i don’t have an exact measurement to offer… This was my second ip recipe and even though my first turned out perfectly, i think this one will be the one on the meal planning rotation!

  20. Jbellino75
    Jbellino75 says:

    This was very good. This was my first time using the IP and it turned out really good. Will definitely be making this one again.

  21. Rklapwyk
    Rklapwyk says:

    First meal in my new Instant Pot. Perfect for a 6 qt pot. I only mixed in a little fresh cilantro after cooking… delicious

  22. raphaele
    raphaele says:

    So so so delious and easy!
    Chicken comes out so fantastic and moist.
    Used pinto beans (do not want to go to store) so so good.
    This will be my go to, for sure.

  23. C_Murphy
    C_Murphy says:

    If i were to use brown rice instead or white, do i need to adjust my cooking times or water content at all?

  24. Nicholaswandtke
    Nicholaswandtke says:

    I have an 8qt duo and used 3c chicken broth instead if 2c. Everything else was as directed. Turned out perfect! Kid and Husband friendly.

  25. Helenlong
    Helenlong says:

    Awesome! I added lettuce and hot sauce. Also, don’t use chicken cutlets, mine turned out a little dry, but I’ll take the blame for that one. Would definitely make again!

  26. tmcc
    tmcc says:

    First attempt at using the Instant Pot…followed the directions & got the burn message twice. Added 1 extra cup of broth and it still turned out a little mushier than I expected snd the rice wasnt fulky cooked. Family enjoyed it—I was a little underwhelmed but I’ll try it again.

  27. misskayla92
    misskayla92 says:

    I tweaked a few things (ingredients and seasonings), added 1/2 cup extra broth just for preference and it turned out better than I was expecting! First meal in my new Lux IP. I’m no longer so intimidated! Tried and True recipe!

  28. Infiniti007
    Infiniti007 says:

    First try was a success! Wasn’t sure what to expect after reading all the comments about this dish. This was the first time I’ve used the Instant Pot. Went exactly by the recipe and it was perfect. I was using a 6 quart pot. Can’t help thinking you may have to adjust the liquid amount if using a larger pot. My only suggestion would be to put the season pack directly on top of the chicken to give a bit more flavor to it, or add a little extra seasoning.

  29. Sgtnmurphy
    Sgtnmurphy says:

    I made this per the recipe. I did double the ingredients and instead of salsa I used Roteli.

    Turned out excellent.

  30. Amy Farm
    Amy Farm says:

    Added a little water because the chicken broth can was not the right amount. Ended up having too much liquid in the end. Will be adding more seasoning too, since it was watered down, and no water next time!

  31. JobieBurks
    JobieBurks says:

    Love this! Can definitely add more seasoning if you want to spice it up. I used brown rice & sprinkled blue corn chips over the top, too.

  32. ChesZeko
    ChesZeko says:

    8 qt instant pot
    3 cups of broth
    1.5 cups of brown rice
    4 chicken breasts sliced thin in half
    1/4 cup of taco seasoning
    Cooked at high pressure for 22 minutes
    Other ingredients same as recipe

  33. Amy1981
    Amy1981 says:

    First recipe in the Insta Pot. Didn’t have corn so I left it out. It was so easy and delicious but would been better with the corn. Could easy cook some up later and add to left overs. Would taste great in a Tortilla.

  34. Mishka232
    Mishka232 says:

    First meal. Amazing. Does anyone know if using the duo mini which os 3oz pot i was told to half the ingediants. Do i half the cooking time as well?

  35. Lindsay Lihou
    Lindsay Lihou says:

    Easiest instant pot meal I’ve made so far, and one of the tastiest. Chicken was juicy, rice was perfectly cooked. I used salsa verde, which added the perfect amount of spice. I also made a fresh pico de gallo to serve on top. Within an hour of coming home, we had eaten and packed up the leftovers for lunch!

  36. Maisymay
    Maisymay says:

    Absolutely amazing. I added fresh squeezed lime and cilantro just before serving along with sour cream and pico. My family begged me to make this again soon.

  37. njkoch
    njkoch says:

    Overall delicious and simple. For my 8qt the proportions worked perfectly, however the rice was a bit crunchy after 12min. Will try a bit longer next time.

  38. Rubyerin
    Rubyerin says:

    Delicious and so easy! Used yellow spanish rice and frozen chicken breasts; manual for 10 mins, perfectly cooked and family was scraping the bottom of the pot to eat it all!

  39. Kkapadia
    Kkapadia says:

    First recipe cooked in instant pot!!
    The recipe is easy to use with some additions. Adding 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth instead of 2 cups was helpful in making chicken soft.
    Cutting chicken breast in 1/3 pieces instead of 1/2
    For extra flavor add 1tsp cumin powder.
    For Serving, reserve 1/4 can of both (black beans and corn) and serve on tortillas alongwith cooked chicken, rice, fresh tomatoes and olives

  40. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Bgronitz,

    This recipe can cause a burn message if you do not layer the ingredients in the order they appear.

    When you have a burn error, release the steam and add in more liquid. You will also have to scrape the bottom of the inner pot, if there is any stuck on bits left stuck it will show burn again.

  41. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Mishka,

    Most of the time it will be the same cooking time even though the ingredients are halved. The only time you will need to reduce the time when reducing the serving size is when cooking smaller cuts of meat.

  42. Cherieanns
    Cherieanns says:

    First time making this recipe. I suggest using thawed out chicken breasts or fresh. Also you can eliminate the rice and add more beans or other veggies

  43. Tchef
    Tchef says:

    No matter how much liquid I add, it keeps giving the burn indicator and the bottom is caked with burned rice and salsa!
    Clearly something with this recipe is wrong!

  44. Daphne0024
    Daphne0024 says:

    This was a hit with the family! After reading the reviews I did add more seasoning. I also used romaine leaves as our shells, and loaded them with goodness! Makes a lot! Great meal prep recipe.

  45. aduarte
    aduarte says:

    DO NOT mix the layers of ingredients. I repeat, DO NOT. You will get a burnt layer caked on the bottom and nothing cooked properly. Lesson learned!

  46. KALePatourel
    KALePatourel says:

    This is my new favorite meal. I have made this twice now. First time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly as stated. I got the burn warning same as everyone else but I let it continue to cook. I made it tonight but this time I added 3 cups of broth instead and hit the poultry button and set it for the time it stated in the recipe. Cooked perfectly! We love it!

  47. gwayte
    gwayte says:

    Loved this recipe. I’ve made it two weeks in a row. Such an easy meal to prepare. If you don’t want to shred your chicken, cut them into bite-sized pieces before cooking.

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