Fiesta Chicken Tacos
Even when the maracas start shaking and the margaritas flow, it’s not a fiesta until you’ve had tacos! This ridiculously easy Mexican-inspired dish features a wonderful salsa base dressed up for that perfect south-of-the-border flavor.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 3min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 3min
Cook Time
The Fiesta Chicken
  • 16oz red salsa(1 jar) Use your favorite
  • 1cup chicken broth
  • 1/4cup taco saucesuch as Old El Paso
  • 1oz taco seasoning(1 packet)
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp Goya sazón seasoningoptional
  • 2lb boneless, skinless chicken breastsskinless chicken breasts
  • 10 tortillasor taco shells
The Taco Fixin’s
  • sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • shredded cheese
  • diced tomatoes
  1. Stir together the salsa, chicken broth, taco sauce, taco seasoning, garlic powder, and sazón seasoning (if using) in the Instant Pot. Add the chicken breasts.
  2. Secure the lid, move the valve to the sealing position, and hit Manual or Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release when done.
  3. Place the chicken in a bowl and shred it using two forks (or a hand mixer to really make it easy).
  4. After the chicken is shredded, mix in as much of the sauce as you’d like to keep the chicken moist and juicy. Serve with tortillas or taco shells and your favorite taco fixings—like sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, and more of the fiesta sauce the chicken cooked in.
Recipe Notes

Jeff’s Tips: If using very thick breasts, slice them in half before pressure cooking. If you decide not to, pressure cook for 17 minutes to ensure they’re cooked through.