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Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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These chipotle chicken tacos are made so quick and easy by using a pressure cooker or instant pot. The chicken is cooked in a spicy tomato sauce then shredded before stuffing into the tacos with all your favourite toppings. #chickentacos #tacos #instantpot #pressurecooker #thecookreport

These chipotle chicken tacos are made so quick and easy by using a pressure cooker or instant pot. The chicken is cooked in a spicy tomato sauce then shredded before stuffing into the tacos with all your favourite toppings. 

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

I am so in love with my pressure cooker. I thought there was a chance it would just be a bit of a fad, that a few months after getting it I’d lose interest and it would be destined to spend the rest of eternity sitting in my kitchen cupboard.

But here we are nearly 6 months later and I’m still using it at least once a week. Now that we’ve got into the groove of using it and can easily estimate how long things will take to cook in it it’s even easier to use it for quick weeknight meals and these chicken tacos are no exception.

Shredded chipotle chicken taco filling in the pressure cooker

As time goes on we’re discovering that you can make pretty much any meal in the pressure cooker and it saves not just on time but on cleaning up and deals big on flavour at the same time. Pretty much a winner all round.

I don’t have an instant pot but one similar called a pressure king pro and we love it. It works pretty much the same as an instant pot so you can definitely use an instant pot for this and any of my other pressure cooker recipes. You might just need to take a look at your manual to make sure of the right settings to use.

Three chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board with lime wedges

So far we’ve found that pressure cookers are great for curries and one pot pastas but every time we’ve made chicken in the pressure cooker it’s come out so amazingly tender and delicious that I knew some shredded chicken tacos were next on my list of recipes to try.

I wanted them to be saucy and spicy and to be ready in minutes.

Ingredients you need to make these pressure cooker chipotle chicken tacos:

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chipotle Paste
  • Dried Oregano
  • Ground Cumin
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Coriander
  • Lime Wedges

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these pressure cooker chipotle chicken tacos…

Tongs holding chipotle chicken taco filling over a small tortilla

The thing that makes me really happy about tacos these days is two fold.

On American food blogs they always use the little tortillas for tacos but here in the UK I could never find them anywhere. We are much less developed in terms of Mexican food over here and it is one of the greatest tragedies of my life.

But recently I’ve managed to find them in our local supermarket and it makes me so happy that I can now make perfect little soft tacos.

Three chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board with lime wedges and sour cream

The second thing that makes me happy about our recent taco situation is that we have a gas hob/stovetop now so we can char all our little tortillas to smoky glory so that they tastes even more delicious when stuffed with chipotle chicken.

Now that is my perfect taco situation. Who’s with me?!

Close up of chipotle chicken tacos

These chipotle chicken tacos take a matter of minutes to put together. Simply blend up all the sauce ingredients together, pour them over the chicken in a pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes.

It’s really that simple and now you can have amazing shredded chicken tacos on the table in no time.

How to make chipotle chicken tacos in a slow cooker:

To make these chipotle chicken tacos in a crock pot simply follow the instructions below but place the chicken and sauce in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours until the chicken shreds easily.

Chipotle chicken tacos in the pressure cooker with a blue background

We used boneless skinless chicken thighs for this because they’re my favourite part of chicken to use. They’re tender and flavourful and are so perfect for this kind of recipe. They just fall apart once they’ve been cooked at pressure or in a slow cooker.

Bonus, they’re also cheaper than chicken breasts so it’s pretty much win win. This chipotle chicken taco recipe is the perfect use for them.

Chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board on a blue background

Close up of a chipotle chicken taco on a wooden board

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE PRESSURE COOKER CHIPOTLE CHICKEN TACOS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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How to make pressure cooker chipotle chicken tacos:

Three chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board with lime wedges and sour cream
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Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

These chipotle chicken tacos are made so quick and easy by using a pressure cooker or instant pot. The chicken is cooked in a spicy tomato sauce then shredded before stuffing into the tacos with all your favourite toppings. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 519 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle Paste
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 500 g Chicken Thighs skinless and boneless

To Serve

  • 8-10 Small Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Coriander
  • Lime Wedges

Instructions

  1. Put the onion, garlic, chipotle paste, oregano, cumin and chopped tomatoes into a blender and blend until smooth. Add to the pressure cooker with the chicken thighs and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

  2. Release the pressure and shred the chicken in the sauce. Serve in tortillas with avocado, coriander, lime wedges and any other toppings you fancy.

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Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 715mg 30%
Potassium 585mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Vitamin C 14.8%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 24.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chipotle chicken tacos on a wooden board with lime wedges

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Noel
    06/05/2018 at 1:01 PM

    TACOS! That makes me happy!
    Chicken tacos – makes me doubly so. I love chicken and use it several times a week. Now Taco Tuesday will be w hole lot more tasty for me.

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/05/2018 at 7:37 PM

      Thank you Noel 🙂

  • Reply
    Ellen
    06/05/2018 at 1:05 PM

    I really need a pressure cooker! I’m sure it would make my life easier. This looks amazing.

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/05/2018 at 7:32 PM

      I adore mine!

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    06/05/2018 at 4:30 PM

    OMG – and the char on those tortillas is mouthwatering! Please save some for me!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/05/2018 at 7:32 PM

      Haha thanks Lisa!

  • Reply
    Claire
    06/05/2018 at 5:27 PM

    These are just so juicy and delicious!!!
    And cooked in the pressure cooker they are so quick to prepare!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/05/2018 at 7:31 PM

      Thank you Claire 🙂

  • Reply
    Jill
    06/05/2018 at 5:40 PM

    I like that coppery looking insert on your pressure cooker. I have an Instant Pot and I really need to use it more often. Great recipe – plus I’m loving those charred tortillas!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/05/2018 at 7:31 PM

      Thanks Jill!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    11/05/2018 at 12:20 PM

    LOL! I love that the lack of mexican food is one of your greatest tragedies 🙂 That sounds like my life (if I didn’t have access to certain foods). Luckily, I live in an area where I can get pretty much anything I need (want). Anyways, thee tacos look awesome, another pressure cooker win. How did we live before pressure cookers??

    • Reply
      Amy
      11/05/2018 at 1:33 PM

      Right?! I’m too obsessed with mine, I literally tell people they need to get one constantly!

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