Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowl

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Instant Pot Chicken Bowl

I Love my Instant Pot

And how easy it makes my life. This Chicken Taco Bowl recipe is one example: it requires very little preparation, the kids are bound to love it (mine do at least), it’s easy to customize, and then it’s done in 15-20 minutes with very little effort on your part. The fact that I don’t have to precook rice or chicken to make this meal is still mind-blowing to me! I don’t know if any of you are like me, but the number of times I’m in the middle of making a meal and realize I forgot to get the rice going. DOH! And it takes a solid 20 minutes to cook too. Big bummer when that happens. So when I came across this all in one recipe, I’ve been hooked.

The “Preparation” and Ingredients

Which there is SO little to do prior to setting your Instant Pot. The biggest time consuming thing may be cutting your chicken into bite size pieces. The rest is just measuring out the other components. Combine and tap the rice in. While it’s cooking you can shred your own cheese, slice some avocado, set the table, do a little dance 😉

But really the ingredients are simple: chicken breast or thigh, broth, salsa, taco seasoning, frozen corn, black beans, and rice. You can serve on tortilla shells, or with chips, or just fork out of a bowl.

Taco Bowl Prep

I highly recommend this meal for large quantities of people and it travels well to bring for friends and family. And this taco bowl is versatile enough that you can quickly and easily customize it for whoever you’re making it for. What to add more of a kick? Dice up a jalapeno and add it in. Want more veggies? Add in a cup of frozen chopped bell peppers as well.

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as me and my family do!

Instant Pot Taco Bowl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, Chicken, Rice, Salsa, Taco
Servings: 8 people
  • 1 cup White Rice uncooked
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs or Breasts diced
  • 2 cups Broth
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Corn frozen
  • 2 Avocados optional
  • 2 cup Cheese optional
  • 3 cup Lettuce optional
  • 1 Jalapeno optional
  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips optional
  1. Dice chicken into bite size pieces.

  2. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot and stir. Ensure rice is submerged.

  3. Set Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

  4. Prepare any additional ingredients: slice avocado, shred cheese, dice jalapeno, chop lettuce.

  5. Use quick release method when time is complete (10 minutes plus about 5 minutes for pressure to build).

  6. Stir and spoon out to serve!

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