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Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

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I’m as obsessed with Tex-Mex food as I am with my Instant Pot, which is why it should come as no surprise that these Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are one of my favorite recipes. The green salsa is mild enough that the kids can eat it, especially since any spiciness is cut by the sweetness from the honey.

Like my Chicken Taco Bowls, this recipe is really easy to make. They are both Instant Pot chicken recipes that get used a lot in my home!

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry. I have instructions at the bottom of the post for making them in a slow cooker instead.

a collage of Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos on a white tray with title text reading Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Taco Tuesdays are standard in my house. It’s the one day of the week I don’t have to stress over what to make and that I can also count on everyone eating without complaints.

But just because we have tacos every week doesn’t mean we follow the same boring recipe every time. I love trying out new variations which is how I came up with these Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos.

How to Make Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Normally, I’d break the recipe down into steps, but these chicken tacos are basically a dump meal. You just put everything in the Instant Pot and cook it! I’ll break down the order I add the ingredients just so you can see what it should look like as you prepare it, but really, it’s so easy.

a close up of Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos on a white tray

First, you put in the chicken breasts. Then you add the salsa verde, honey, and lime juice.

chicken breasts, salsa verde, honey, and lime juice in an instant pot

Next, you sprinkle on the taco seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper.

chicken breasts, salsa verde, honey, lime juice, taco seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper in an instant pot

Then you cook on manual for 7 minutes (10 minutes if using frozen chicken). Let the pressure release naturally. When all of the pressure is released you can remove the lid and shred the chicken.

shredded chicken in an instant pot

You can sprinkle on some hot sauce and more seasoning if you want a little kick. Now you just need to spoon some the chicken mixture into tortillas and add your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos on a white tray on a white counter

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos Recipe

Here’s a printable version of the recipe.

📋 Recipe

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Corinne Schmitt
Delicious chicken tacos!
3.76 from 65 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 310 kcal


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 12 soft tacos
  • Lettuce shredded
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Avocadoes chopped
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Sour cream optional
  • Cheese shredded, optional


  • Place the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  • Pour over the salsa verde, honey and lime juice.
  • Season with the taco seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper, ensuring even coverage of all chicken with the spices.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal. Cook for 7 minutes (10 if cooking from frozen) and allow to natural release.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks, and add hot sauce and additional seasoning, to taste.
  • Serve 1/2 cup of the chicken on each soft taco, along with a sprinkle of lettuce, tomatoes, avocadoes and cilantro.


Weight Watchers Freestyle = 3 Points per serving


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 17gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 753mgPotassium: 408mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg
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No Instant Pot? No Problem!

You can easily make this dish in a slow cooker. Instead of cooking the chicken in an Instant Pot, just add the chicken, salsa, honey, lime juice, seasoning and spices to your slow cooker. Cook 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. Follow the directions above for shredding and serving.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos on a white tray on a white counter

Do you love Taco Tuesday too? Try my Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls. It’s my most popular Instant Pot recipe. If you prefer Air Fryer recipes, try my Air Fryer Tacos, Air Fryer Cheese Enchiladas or Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos.

instant pot chicken taco bowls in a red bowl

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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos”

  1. 4 stars
    Really good. May cut back on amount of honey next time. Still very tasty.

    • I’m glad you like it, thanks for commenting. That’s the great thing about recipes, you can adjust them to your preferences.

  2. 5 stars
    I guess this can also be a dish to be served for guests! Can be a main dish or snack, maybe?

  3. 4 stars
    How much chicken was used for the recipe? Looks very delicious and I want to try it. But how many pounds of chicken altogether do I need for this recipe?!

    • The packs at my local grocery store are usually about 2 pounds.

3.76 from 65 votes (62 ratings without comment)

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