This 3 ingredient Instant Pot shredded chicken tacos with barbecue recipe is the bomb! It’s so good and cheap at just $10 total. Healthy dinner and so simple.
I’m in love with my Instant Pot! It makes dinnertime so much easier and I feel like I cook much more often for the 5 of us because of it, that’s a win win in my book. Last night I made this 4 ingredient Instant Pot shredded chicken “Hawaiian style” and it came out SO very delicious. I added it to small soft tortillas with some cheese and avocado slices and made tacos with it. Everyone raved about how good this turned out and it just took 15 minutes to cook in my new favorite appliance. Here is the easy recipe, and one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes now, especially for taco Tuesdays! (affiliate links present, originally published 1/17)
Amazing doesn’t even describe this meal! Just 3 ingredients and an Instant Pot and you’re ready to go! We love it like I said, served in flour tortillas but we’ve served it over rice before too and it’s just as good. It is a pretty healthy chicken recipe too and really inexpensive to make costing only about $10 total for the whole meal which served all 5 of us + leftovers for me to eat it for lunch the next day. I have made it using frozen chicken in the Instant Pot too which makes it handy for super busy days!
Here is what you will need and a quick video of how I make it:
This is what you need to make this 3 ingredient Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
- Instant Pot
- 1 bottle of barbecue sauce (about 26 oz.)
- 1 small can of chunk pineapple
- 3 -4 boneless chicken breasts
- Small tortillas, cheese, and avocado if you want to make them into soft tacos (delish)
Instant Pot shredded chicken with barbecue sauce and a bit of pineapple to sweeten it up. Super easy pressure cooker chicken recipe that's perfect for making chicken tacos for dinner and healthy too.
- 1 jar barbecue sauce 26 oz. or so
- 1 can chunk pineapple small can, with juice
- 3 - 4 chicken breasts boneless / skinless
- 1 flour tortillas pkg. small
- 1 c jack cheese shredded
- avocado sliced
Empty 1/2 jar of barbecue sauce on bottom of Instant Pot.
Put chicken breasts on top of your sauce gently (not pushing down, you want sauce to be between pot and chicken to avoid getting too brown), squeeze other half of jar on top of the chicken.
Empty can of pineapple with the juice on top of that.
Close Instant Pot and make sure steam valve is closed. Set to poultry setting for 15 minutes (automatically sets to this time when you hit the poultry function).
When it beeps do a slow release, and then lift lid.
Use 2 forks to shred chicken right in the pot. Add some to small tortillas to make soft tacos with some cheese and avocado, or on top of rice.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet I highly recommend it because it helps busy families like you and me. I’m constantly adding to my recipes and you can find them all here on my Instant Pot Recipes page so bookmark that to refer back to it later! If you want to make this in your slow cooker here are the directions for crockpot bbq chicken recipe. 😉
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