Instant Pot Baja Shredded Chicken Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
These tacos have a kick of flavor, but aren\\\\\\\'t too spicy for the whole family to love!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 1/2 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1 - Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 - cup(s) salsa
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 8 - flour tortillas**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts and chicken thighs into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Add the brown sugar, ground cumin, salsa, green chilies, salt and pepper into the electric pressure cooking insert.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Once finished cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  6. Spoon the shredded chicken into tortillas and make tacos.
  7. Prepare the salad.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Baja Shredded Chicken Tacos with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Half of the canned green chiles
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Baja Shredded Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks and serve in flour tortillas.
Serve with salad.

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