Shredded chicken in a bowl served with cilantro and tortillas.
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Pressure Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

A no-fuss way to make flavorful Mexican shredded chicken in your pressure cooker. It's perfect for burritos, tacos, and all kinds of Tex-Mex favorites!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Come to Pressure and Natural Release17 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Instant Pot, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Keyword: Instant Pot mexican chicken, Mexican chicken, Mexican shredded chicken, Pressure Cooker Mexican chicken, shredded chicken, Shredded Mexican chicken
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen



  • 1 Lb. Chicken (boneless, skinless, tenders or thin cutlets)
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Ounce Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Cup Salsa (we used mild red salsa)


  • Layer the ingredients in the liner in this order. Place the chicken tenders first, followed by the broth, then the taco seasoning. Add the onion next, and put the salsa on top.
  • Close the lid, and ensure the valve is set to sealing. Press the manual (pressure cook) button, and adjust the time to 8 minutes. After the time is up, allow a 10 minute natural release before opening the valve to release any remaining pressure. Carefully open the lid.
  • Either remove the chicken to and return to the liner, or use two forks to shred the chicken inside the liner. Use as filling for burritos, tacos, nachos, burrito bowls, tostados, or any of your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of four (4) ounces of chicken. Additionally, the calories listed does NOT include the cilantro, tortillas, or chips seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary. The shredded chicken can be stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 4Ounces | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1326mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1136IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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