The Instant Pot makes cooking meat and chicken so much easier and quicker, and recently I’ve really been enjoying Mexican chicken recipes using this handy device. I’ve always loved how the Instant Pot allows you to simply throw all of the ingredients in together, and then before you know it, your dinner is ready to serve. You never have to worry about the chicken being undercooked or tasteless, as you’ll have perfectly tender and flavorful dishes within minutes. These are a selection of some of my favorite Mexican chicken recipes, all of which are easy and hassle-free to create using your Instant Pot.
Delicious Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Recipes
1. Shredded Mexican Chicken
If you are looking for a simple and filling meal for your next Mexican night at home, try out this shredded Mexican chicken recipe from Taste And See. The Instant Pot helps to create incredibly tender chicken, and this recipe adds the perfect kick to the dish with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It’s ideal for serving with beans and rice or adding to your tacos or burritos. I just love the versatility of this dish and that it can be used in many ways, and will be enjoyed by the whole family.
2. Instant Pot Chicken Mole
This is a warming and hearty Mexican comfort food dish, which follows the traditional recipe to create a delicious dinner in no time. It’s a spicy dish that’s packed with authentic Mexican flavors, and the sauce can be quickly blended together in a food processor. With only ten minutes of hands-on prep time in the kitchen and thirty minutes in the Instant Pot, you’ll definitely want to give this simple recipe from Diethood a try.
3. Instant Pot Cheesy Mexican Chicken and Rice
This is a great family-friendly dish to serve on a night where you are just too busy to spend hours in the kitchen. It’s perfect for picky eaters and is packed with a Mexican flavor that will be enjoyed by all of the members of your family. The total time to prepare this dish from Creme de la Crumb is thirty minutes, and that includes both the prep and cooking time.
4. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
If Taco Tuesday is a tradition in your family, this is the best recipe for those weeks where you don’t have the energy to put together a fancy spread for dinner. This recipe from Well Plated requires only ten minutes of prep time, making it the perfect dinner to make on a day when you are exhausted from work. As with any tacos, you can complete this dish off with fresh toppings of your choice, such as guacamole and salsa.
5. Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls
Allrecipes shares this easy one-pot dinner that’s ready in just thirty minutes. You’ll combine the ingredients together in the Instant Pot, and everything will be ready to serve without any further preparation time. You can top this dish off with avocado or sour cream, and it’s a warming dish for a cold winter’s evening.
6. Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup
For a new soup to add to your recipe collection, try out this Mexican chicken soup from Once a Month Meals. It’s a hearty enough soup to enjoy as your entrée, but it could also be a filling appetizer on a special occasion. This recipe is suitable for individuals on a paleo diet and is packed with protein and vegetables.
7. Easy Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
Kids and teens will love these chicken fajitas, which will require only minutes of preparation time in the kitchen. You’ll only need a few basic ingredients that you’ll most likely already have in your kitchen to create these fajitas, and it’s a healthy weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Try out this recipe from Recipes from a Pantry, which is also suitable for those on a gluten-free diet.
8. Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Tacos
Ministry of Curry shares this recipe which creates an authentic Mexican dish that’s best served on warm tacos or tostadas. Chicken Tinga features spicy chicken that is cooked with onions, chipotle peppers, and tomatoes in an adobo sauce. These chicken tacos are then topped with some shredded purple cabbage, creamy avocado, and a sprinkle of Cotija and queso fresco Mexican cheeses for a complete meal.
9. Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
This recipe from Chef Savvy takes only thirty minutes to prepare and involves little skill in the kitchen. You’ll add Mexican spices, onions, garlic, orange juice, and lime juice to the chicken to create a spicy and juicy dish that serves four. Chicken carnitas freeze really well, so you can make extra and store them in your freezer for up to three months for an effortless meal prep that will easily be ready to thaw, reheat, and serve on those busy days.
10. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
I absolutely love burrito bowls, and they are a healthier alternative to a traditional burrito. This recipe from Recipe Teacher combines chicken breast, beans, corn, white rice, peppers, and spices for a flavor-packed dish that is sure to impress your entire family. I love how you can customize this dish to fit your needs, so feel free to add or take away ingredients to make this recipe suitable so that everyone will enjoy.
11. Mexican Chicken Pollo Con Salsa Roja
This is a delicious low-carb dish that will add some variety to your dinner table. It’s a fast and simple recipe from Two Sleevers that only takes ten minutes to prep and twenty minutes to cook. It might seem like a lot of spices are added to this recipe, but believe me, it will be well worth it when you taste the finished product and will make agreat addition to your next Mexican night at home and
12. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
This is probably one of the faster and easiest meals to make on this list. Combining chicken, salsa, beans, and frozen corn, this is such a simple recipe from Yellow Thyme. You literally just dump all of the ingredients into the Instant Pot and cook for ten minutes. You can even bulk cook this at the start of the week and freeze it, and then just defrost your chicken on a busy weekday night to enjoy.
13. Instant Pot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup
This gluten-free and dairy-free soup is perfect for the whole family and makes an ideal lunch or light dinner on a cold day. It’s a really fresh and hearty soup that’s packed with flavor and uses just one pot to create this delicious dish. Try out this recipe from Real Food Whole Life, which is also suitable for those following a paleo or Whole30 diet.
14. Creamy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken
Ideas for the Home by Kenarry shares this versatile recipe which can be served with rice, on its own, in a taco or quesadilla, or even in a burrito bowl. It’s a super-fast recipe to prepare on a busy weeknight, thanks to the Instant Pot. I love the creamy texture of the chicken which is perfectly complemented by the salsa that it’s served with.
15. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken tortilla soup is one of my all-time favorite soups, and I absolutely adore this recipe from Delish. This recipe uses chili powder to add some heat to the soup, and bakes the tortilla chips instead of frying them. If you are rushed for time, simply crush the tortillas over the top instead.
16. Mexican Chicken Stew
During the winter, I love to enjoy a hearty and warming stew. This Mexican chicken stew from Sweet Peas and Saffron is inspired by tortilla soup and is so easy to prepare. This dish needs just fifteen minutes of prep time and is both dairy-free and gluten-free.
17. Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Casserole
Recipe This shares a fantastic recipe that is loaded with fresh and healthy ingredients. Combining chicken, peppers, black beans, sweet corn, and jalapenos, you’ll enjoy this casserole that the whole family is sure to enjoy. The best part of this dish is the creamy and cheesy sauce which finishes it off perfectly.
18. Healthy Crack Chicken
This Mexican-inspired chicken dish from Tidbits is a healthy alternative to crack chicken. The recipe also shows you how to make fresh guacamole, which is the perfect side to serve with the chicken. You can enjoy this chicken on its own, or you could add it to lettuce wraps, a taco salad, or even enchiladas.
19. Fiesta Chicken Casserole
This is a colorful dish that no only tastes delicious, but it would also make a great centerpiece to any family dinner and will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. This recipe from Devour Dinner is a combination of Mexican and American flavors and mixes pasta with chicken breasts or chicken tenders. It’s the ideal dish for taking to your next pot luck dinner and will surely be a favorite amongyour friends.
20. Instant Pot Chicken Nachos
Chicken isn’t always the first topping you would consider putting on top of nachos, but I think it’s absolutely delicious! Combining Mexican and BBQ flavors, this recipe from Recipes from a Pantry combines shredded chicken, tortilla chips, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and a few more ingredients for a flavorful appetizer that the whole family will enjoy. If you are having a group of friends or family members around to watch a game, it’s the ideal sharing dish to serve. Everyone will enjoy munching on these chicken nachos which are ready in just forty-five minutes, including prep and cooking time.
Mexican chicken recipes are always a hit with everyone in my family, and you can use any of these dishes above as the centerpiece for your next Taco Tuesday or family gathering. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you’ll barely spend any time in the kitchen preparing your dinner, yet you’ll have a satisfied family after they’ve tried any of these dishes.