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shredded chicken tacos with fresh ingredients on a muffin pan

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded chicken tacos, made with Instant Pot chicken, corn tortillas, and fresh ingredients, are an easy homemade dinner recipe the whole family will love!
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Course: Dinner Ideas
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • 3 cups Instant Pot taco chicken
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons bacon grease or oil of choice
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 6 green onions
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


Corn Tortilla Taco Shells:

  • Heat about a tablespoon of bacon grease in a skillet; let it melt and heat up.
  • Add a corn tortilla to the skillet, letting it cook on one side.
  • Use tongs to turn the tortilla and let the other side cook.
  • Finally, remove the tortilla from the skillet and let it drain on a paper towel or paper bag for maybe 30 seconds or so.
  • Fold into a taco shape and place in either a taco holder or the bottom side of a muffin pan.
  • Continue cooking tortillas until you have the desired number of taco shells.

Shredded Chicken Tacos:

  • Cook a batch of taco chicken in your Instant Pot.
  • Prep and cook taco shells, per the steps above.
  • Wash and chop the lettuce, tomatoes, and green onions.
  • Shred or grate both cheeses.
  • Layer ingredients in any order you want, but I prefer to add the chicken into the taco shell first, then the cheese (it gets all melty on the warm chicken), and go from there.
  • Add a layer of lettuce, a layer of tomatoes, green onions, and whatever else your heart desires.
  • Don't forget a dollop of sour cream (though I love adding a good layer of sour cream before I even add the chicken; that way I have sour cream in every single bite).



Serving: 1g | Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 940mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g
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