Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos are a time saver on Taco Tuesday!! Is there anything better than that day of the week?? This is so easy to make. It can be made in a hotel room and is perfect to bring for cooking for kids in the room!
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This will be the main way I do our shredded chicken for tacos from here on out! Taco Tuesday is a hit in our house, even if it falls on a Thursday! This can be made in any size of Instant Pot and almost any amount. Plus these work out to be a Zero points weight Watchers food as well!
WHAT IS Weight Watchers?
When starting a new weight loss program or diet change, consult a doctor or physician about personal health concerns. It is a good idea to have blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and hormones checked at a physical before and during being on the WW program.
New to Weight Watchers?? Also known as WW, a weight loss program uses points assigned to food to track and lose weight. When you sign up, you take an assessment that will assign you a point value to eat daily and a weekly allowance. You can carry over 4 points from the day into your weekly budget, which is handy when you need more points.
I have been on Weight Watchers since 2011. They have had Points Plus Value, WW Smartpoints, Blue Plan, Green Plan, Purple Plan, WW Personal Points, and now Weight Watchers Points. The new Weight Watchers Simplified plan is the new program launched in November 2022 similar to previous plans like WW Smartpoints, with some color plans. ( You can see the Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods 2023 -> here)
No matter the WW plan, they work to help you learn healthy eating habits. I have hit lifetime goal weight several times but stopped operating the plan and tracking, so the weight does creep back on. You stay on as a lifetime member, working towards your goal. Head on over ->here to get a month for free.
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos Ingredients:
- Chicken Breasts– I used boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. I find they shred for this type of food well and also don’t make more grease when cooking as thighs would.
- Taco Seasoning– I use my Homemade Taco seasoning more than store-bought.
- Fajita Seasoning
- Minced Garlic
- Minced Onion
How To Make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos:
Add about 1/2 a cup of water into the Instant Pot Liner
Turn the Instant Pot on to saute to start to warm up the pot
Season your chicken as desired
Press manual pressure and press the + sign up to 15
Close the lid and allow to cook
Remove the chicken and shred it; you can use bear claws. We used scissors from a knife block, do whatever method works for you.
Serve up on your tacos and enjoy!!
What is your go-to weeknight dinner recipe in your Instant Pot Recipe?
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER 2 INGREDIENT CHICKEN TACOS
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or bag for up to 5 days. You can freeze this meat in a container or bag for up to three months after you cook the chicken.
Best Weight Watchers Tortillas
I love using tortillas on Taco Tuesday, I could save a lot of points, but just doing taco salads, but tacos are amazing! For all the low-point weight watchers tortillas, see my post -> here, ill link some of my favorites below.
Taco Tuesday recipes
You can’t start Taco Tuesday without fabulous Taco Seasoning. Homemade taco seasoning is fantastic and so easy to make; since we make tacos once a week or more, we go thru a lot of it. (Grab the recipe -> here)
- Instant Pot Taco Pasta
- Chicken Taco Soup
- 2 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Tacos
- Instant Pot Pork Tacos
- Mexican Street Corn
- Blackstone Fajitas
- Taco Twist Casserole
Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot is a great way to make dinner fast on busy weeknights! As well as dinner, it is easy to meal prep for the week.
- Taco Pasta
- Pork Carnitas
- Loaded Baked Beans
- Beef Chili
- Shredded Chicken Taco Meat
- Egg Loaf
- Pasta and Meatballs
- Crack Chicken
- Egg Bites
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Add about 1/2 a cup of water into the Instant Pot Liner
- Turn the Instant Pot on to saute to start to warm up the pot
- Season your chicken as desired
- Press manual pressure and press the + sign up to 15
- Close the lid and allow to cook
- Once done shred your chicken in the pot with either meat claws or kitchen scissors (all we had was the scissors that were in the knife block)
- Serve up on your tacos and enjoy!!