Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos

Take your tacos and elevate them with this flavorful cilantro-lime taco. It cooks in an Instant Pot so dinner is done fast! Serve with assorted toppings like red cabbage, onions, cilantro, cotija cheese, etc.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 2 limes, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 6 tortilla shells


  1. Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, cilantro, and juice of 1 lime in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Add chicken and marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onion rings and cook until soft and translucent. Add diced tomatoes with liquid. Drain chicken from marinade and add to Instant Pot®. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 6 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks. Return to the Instant Pot® and mix with tomato sauce.

  5. Add chicken mixture to taco shells and add preferred toppings. Slice remaining lime and add lime slices to each taco plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
15g Fat
14g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 299mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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