Instant Pot Chicken & Black Bean Taco Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
This taco salad is simply the best!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - cup(s) red salsa
  • 1 - packet(s) taco seasoning
  • 1 - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - guacamole**
  • Side: - shredded lettuce**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open, drain and rinse the black beans.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Pour the black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning over the top.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Once finished cooking, shred the chicken into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Prepare the salad with lettuce, shredded chicken and black beans and guacamole topping.
  8. Prepare veggies.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Chicken & Black Bean Taco Salad with guacamole and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.

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

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 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

Use homemade taco seasoning - recipe on
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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 when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Chicken & Black Bean Taco Salad

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.
Shred the chicken and assemble salad with shredded lettuce, chicken, beans, and guacamole.
Serve with veggies.

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