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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos
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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken Tacos

These Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken Tacos are so delicious – they've got less than 10 ingredients and are ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, tex mex
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 383kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro (divided)
  • corn tortillas

Topping ideas

  • diced red onion
  • Lettuce
  • Coleslaw mix/chopped cabbage
  • Shredded cheese
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Pickled jalapenos


  • Dump all ingredients for chicken in Instant Pot, adding half of the cilantro and saving the other half for after. Add raw chicken breasts last. Set to manual and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes (add 2 more minutes if using larger breasts).
  • Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to pre-heat and then the 3 minutes to cook. When complete, press cancel and do a quick release of the steam, waiting until the pressure gauge drops back down and the lid is safe to open.
  • Remove lid and chicken breasts. Shred with two forks. Add back to Instant Pot sauce along with the remaining half of the fresh cilantro. Stir well until everything is combined. Chicken will be sitting in extra liquid so use a slotted spoon to serve.
  • Add chicken to warm corn tortillas along with toppings of your choice. Serve and enjoy!



Use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts if you prefer dark meat.
Swap out the corn tortillas for lettuce wraps for a low-carb option.
Reuse the shredded chicken in burrito bowls, salads and wraps.
Store the leftovers separately in the fridge for up to 5 days. Sprinkle some water over top of the chicken then microwave for 1-2 minutes.
Freeze the shredded chicken for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat as normal.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.8mg