Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken


This recipe has 7 ingredients and takes 20 minutes to make.

This has become one of my “go-to” recipes each week. I love having shredded chicken on hand to throw on top of a salad or throw in a wrap for an easy, healthy lunch. I make a big batch and save it for the entire week. It’s also Whole30 which is a plus!!

It’s so versatile! My favorite products to use with this are Maria and Ricardo’s Sprouted Grain Tortillas, Sieté Taco Seasoning, and Tessemae’s Ranch Dressing. I also love to top with almonds and plantain chips!

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

This simple recipe is so easy to throw together for a busy day. It is versatile and can be used for any dish desired! I choose to use it for tacos or taco salads! Could easily throw in soup as well!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 packet Siete Taco Seasoning Mild
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Rub the seasoning all over the chicken breast
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté setting
  • Pour oil into instant pot along with fresh garlic
  • Let garlic cook 2-3 minutes- until fragrant
  • Add chicken and cook on each side for about 1 minute- enough to let seasoning settle into the meat
  • Turn off sauté setting and pour in chicken broth, orange juice, and salt
  • Set instant pot to Pressure Cook setting for 12 minutes( if frozen chicken cook 15-20 minutes)
  • Set broiler setting of oven on high
  • Pull chicken out once done, and shred.
  • Spread shredded chicken on pan and lightly sprinkle with oil. Take the excess juice from instant pot and pour over chicken to keep it moist.
  • Broil chicken on high for 5 minutes or until to desired crispiness


Sautéing the chicken with the seasoning in the instant pot before pressure cooking it makes all the difference in the flavor. Broiling it at the end creates the perfect shredded chicken to top on salads, tacos, or whatever your heart’s desire! 
I recommend putting this chicken on a salad or a wrap for an easy lunch/dinner! You can easily throw this into a Mexican or Taco soup/chili! 
My favorites for this recipe is Maria and Ricardo’s Sprouted Grain Wraps, Sieté Taco Seasoning, and Tessemae’s Ranch Dressing (or really any dressing of theirs!)
When I make this recipe, I prepare a lot and store it in the fridge to use all week for various different types of meals! 
Keyword chicken, instant pot, mexican, salad, taco, taco salad, whole30

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