Get dinner on the table fast with Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe. You only need 4 ingredients for this simple meal that your entire family will enjoy.

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Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe

Whether it is Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday, pressure cooker ranch chicken is sure to be a hit. Plus, with only 4 ingredients needed it is a super easy meal idea.

Your family will be impressed and you will love how easy this is. It is a win for sure.

This recipe is our go to dinner idea when we need something everyone will love that only takes a few ingredients and very little time.

Top the shredded chicken with your favorite toppings and you have an amazing dinner with very little effort.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Tacos:

We love chicken ranch tacos but adding bacon takes these tacos to the next level. These tacos start with the shredded chicken with our homemade taco seasoning and then topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

We then added bacon for a change with the ranch dressing seasoning mix and it was so good. Bacon is now a normal topping when make tacos.

The Instant pot I like to use

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer. Since purchasing an instant pot, it truly has changed meal time around here.

I can pull together dinner in little to no time. This is so handy for those days that I don’t remember to take anything out of the freezer for dinner. The instant pot to the rescue!

No worries if you don’t have an instant pot yet, you can try this Crockpot Chicken Ranch Tacos in the slow cooker.

Easy to make Instant Pot Ranch Chicken tacos!

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Ingredients

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How to make Chicken Ranch Tacos in the Instant Pot:

  • Place chicken (frozen) in the instant pot.
  • Cover with 1 ½ cup of water, salsa, and, ranch seasoning mix, and taco seasoning.
  • Place the lid on and make sure the nob is set to sealing.
  • Click the manual button and turn it to 25 minutes and cook on high pressure.
  • Do the quick release or natural release to pressure release.
  • Remove the chicken and shred the chicken. If there is too much liquid you can drain some liquid out.
  • Return to the instant pot and stir.
  • Place chicken in taco shells or tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings.

Also, I love squeezing a fresh lime over my tacos. Sometimes, I also add a dash of olive oil to the chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken tacos will be a family favorite. Give this pressure cooker instant pot recipe a try!

How to make Homemade Taco Seasoning:

You can certainly use store bought taco seasoning but I prefer to make my own. It is so easy to make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix and you will have it on hand for other recipes.

Not only is it better for you but it saves a ton of money because it is so frugal!

How to shred chicken fast:

I use a hand mixer to shred the chicken faster. It is so easy and one of my best time saving kitchen tips!

If you are not shredding your chicken this way, you are missing out. It can be done in a fraction of the time by doing it by hand.

Plus, I love the texture of the chicken when you use the hand mixer.

Instant Pot Cool Ranch Chicken topping ideas:

These are our favorite toppings when making these tacos.

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Onion
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • The options are endless on what to add to your tacos.
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What to serve Chicken Ranch Tacos:

  • Spanish rice  (Just take from the freezer for busy nights and reheat. )

And if all else fails and it’s a crazy day, just open a jar of salsa and a bag of tortilla chips and call it a day!

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How to store leftovers:

These chicken ranch tacos are great leftovers. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use the leftover chicken taco meat for lunch the next day or a different meal the next day.

You can use it to make a salad or quesadilla’s.

Everyone will enjoy this Easy Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe.

If you are watching your carbs, just serve the ranch chicken mixture over lettuce and make a salad. It is SO good as a taco salad.

Top with a little ranch dressing and you have a delicious salad. This recipe is truly adaptable for everyone and will work for just about anyone.

Print this Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe below:

Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos

5 from 6 votes
Get dinner on the table fast with Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos Recipe. This 4 ingredient chicken ranch tacos recipe is so easy to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 194
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I use frozen chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning (I like to use Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix)
  • 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • taco shells or tortillas

Instructions

  • Place chicken (frozen) in the instant pot.
  • Cover with water, salsa, and, ranch seasoning mix, and taco seasoning.
  • Place the lid on and make sure the nob is set to sealing.
  • Click the manual button and turn it to 25 minutes.
  • Do the quick release or natural release to pressure release.
  • Remove the chicken and shred the chicken. If there is too much liquid you can drain some liquid out.
  • Return to the instant pot and stir.
  • Place chicken in taco shells or tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

I love to squeeze a fresh lime over my tacos. Sometimes, I also add a dash of olive oil to the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 194kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 15g, Fat 3g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 1309mg, Potassium 440mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 390IU, Vitamin C 2.2mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 1.5mg

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  1. How long should you cook if you are using fresh, not frozen, chicken? I’m new to the instant pot!

  2. 5 stars
    So so tasty! I decreased the water to 1 cup and next time I’m going to decrease to 1/2 cup. The squeeze of lime was a great addition!
    My picky kids loved it too! It’s a keeper!

  3. 5 stars
    This was super easy and flavorful. Thanks to another comment, I added only 1/2c water.