Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat

5 from 37 reviews

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients, but it packs a ton of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat

The easiest and most flavorful chicken taco meat made in the instant pot (or slow cooker) with chicken breast or thigh meat to turn Taco Tuesday into something to celebrate! Seriously – so much flavor, so fast. What’s not to love?! Chicken taco meat is something that I love to throw in the mix when we get tired of our standard ground beef tacos. This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s full of flavor thanks to chipotle sauce and it’s so simple – anyone could throw it together. Long live eating all the tacos! And fun fact, you can cook your corn on the cob to serve with (or on the tacos) right along with the chicken. Instructions follow.

I could write a whole lot about tacos because you know I love them. I love me some easy chicken tacos (think food truck), lentil tacos, and crispy pork tacos (made in the Instant Pot). There’s just something magical about wrapping up really flavorful food in a warm tortilla and slathering it with all the guacamole and salsa it can hold. Why is it so good?!

I Love My Instant Pot

I contacted the folks at Instant Pot a while ago to see if we could work together. It was their busy season and I didn’t hear anything back so I just purchased two Duo 8 Quart Instant Pots so that I could start using them in my kitchen and develop recipes for you all. I have LOVED them. I have a few kitchen gadgets, but my Instant Pot gets used as much as my slow cooker and blender which is really saying something. It makes perfect hard boiled eggs (even from my fresh backyard chicken eggs which are normally a nightmare to peel), I use it to cook beans in bulk (and then freeze them for later use), and I love to make broths and stocks in it. It is awesome.

The folks at Instant Pot got back to me and I asked them if they would give away an Instant Pot to one of the readers here at Bless this Mess and they said YES!

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients but packs tons of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes.

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat Tips and Tricks

  • You can make this in the slow cooker by combining all the ingredients together and letting them cook on low for 5-6 hours until the chicken is tender and ready to be shredded.
  • My tiny store carries the chipotle sauce, so I think it will be easy for you to find. It’s delicious! Here’s what you are looking for. We didn’t find this recipe to be overly spicy. If you’d like more heat, add more of the chipotle sauce! Double the amount if you’d like it hotter.
  • I prefer to use boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe because I think they stay more tender and moist. It did work great with chicken breast too, though, so use what you have on hand.
  • You can use all kinds of salsa for this recipe and that really changes the taste! I used a homemade green salsa I made and froze last summer in one batch and it was awesome. I also tried it with store-bought chunky traditional salsa and with homemade cooked and canned salsa. Use your favorite – you can’t go wrong.

Cook corn on the cob with the chicken in the Instant Pot!

I love corn on the cob with or on tacos, and you can cook it along with the chicken in this recipe. You’ll want to prepare the recipe as directed but set the cook time on the Instant pot to 12 minutes. Then do a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully open the lid and place in your cobs with the husks removed. Replace the lid and set the cook time to 2 minutes. Do a quick pressure release again and when you can remove the lid, remove the corn, set aside, and continue with the chicken recipe. How easy is that? It adds a few minutes to the prep time as you have to wait for the Instant Pot to come down from pressure twice, but you don’t have to get another pot dirty to cook the corn!

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients but packs tons of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes.

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Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients, but it packs a ton of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes!



  • 1.5 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoonchipotle sauce
  • 1 cup prepared mild salsa


  1. Add the chicken to the insert of your instant pot.
  2. Sprinkle the salt, cumin, and garlic powder over the chicken. Add the chipotle sauce and the salsa.
  3. Use tongs to combine and mix the ingredients well, covering the chicken on all sides.
  4. Lock the lid in place, make sure the vent is set to seal, and select high pressure and 15 minute cook time.
  5. When the cooking time ends, use the quick pressure release. When the valve drops, remove the lid carefully.
  6. Use tongs to remove the chicken and place in a shallow dish or bowl and shred it.
  7. While you are shredding the chicken, turn the instant pot to the saute setting and allow the remaining liquid in the pot to come to a boil.
  8. Let the liquid simmer for around 5 minutes, until it starts to thicken.
  9. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot, turn off the Instant Pot, and stir to combine well.
  10. Serve with your favorite taco toppings, in a salad, on nachos, in enchiladas, or however you like best.


  • You can make this in the slow cooker by combining all the ingredients together and letting them cook on low for 5-6 hours until the chicken is tender and ready to be shredded.
  • My tiny store carries the chipotle sauce, so I think it will be easy for you to find. It’s delicious!
  • I prefer to use boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe because I think they stay more tender and moist. It did work great with chicken breast too, though, so use what you have on hand.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: chipotle chicken recipe, taco chicken recipe, taco meat recipe, best taco meat recipe, easy taco chicken recipe, best taco chicken recipe, healthy instant pot chicken recipe, best instant pot chicken recipe, easy chicken dinner recipe, easy chicken dinner

This post is more than a recipe. It’s an Instant Pot Giveaway too!


You can enter win a Duo Plus 8 Quart Instant Pot which is the step up from the two that I bought. You will love it! And I love the big 8 quart size. It’s better to have more room than not enough, if you ask me.

Here’s what you need to do to win a Duo Plus 8 Quart Instant Pot

  1. Leave a comment and tell me if you have one, what you make (I’d love to know your favorite recipes), or if you don’t and what you’d like to make.
  2. Pin a recipe from Bless this Mess (any recipe!) and drop the pin URL in a separate comment (no Pinterest? Share a recipe with a friend and tell me about it).

So leave a comment and pin something and drop it in another comment. Two comments per person max, and I’ll pick a random winner via the comments. The price fulfillment and shipping will be done by Instant Pot (thank you friends!), though I was not paid to create this recipe or host the giveaway. I was just excited to share a product that I love and use with you all. Must be a US resident to win and 18 years old or older. Giveaway ends Friday May 11, 2018 at 11:59pm and winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is made, a new winner will be chosen.

The give away is ending right before Mother’s Day so that you can get an Instant Pot for yourself or give one away for Mother’s Day. How perfect is that?!

Enter, enter, enter! I’m so excited to be offering this to you friends as a thank you for being here.

Other recipes I love to make in my Instant Pot

Now comment, pin (and comment again), and GOOD LUCK!

Enjoy this delicious Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat recipe and a chance to win, from my kitchen to yours.

Disclosure: I asked Instant Pot to provide the prize for the giveaway and they are (thank you!) and are also doing the shipping. I haven’t been paid for my time or to promote this product but wanted to do this as a little thank you to all you folks who are the backbone of Bless this Mess and because I love my Instant Pot. I appreciate you!

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients but packs tons of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes.
Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat is made with just a few simple ingredients but packs tons of flavor and is done in about 25 minutes.

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361 Responses
  1. Terry Bobo

    I do not have one but would LOVE to have one! This recipe caught my eye before the give away did, so that’s what I’d make first. Have only heard good things about them!

  2. Adriana Garcia

    I don’t have an instant pot. I wanted one for Christmas but my hubby bought the gem 8 in 1 (which is now being recalled) ?
    I’d love to make the chicken tacos! And corn in an instant pot?!?!

  3. Alexandra Robertson

    I have one, but it’s a 6qt and would love to upgrade! My MIL would love to have my hand me down lol. I am a big fan of hard boiled eggs in it and non nom paleo kahlua pork!

  4. Bethany

    I have an instant pot 6 qt and I love just making a simple pot roast or chicken breast with brown rice. Also beans! If I won, I’d give it to my mom, she doesn’t have one yet!

  5. Erin P.

    I don’t have an Instant Pot, I could totally see us eating these chicken tacos! We love hardboiled eggs, so I would try those too! BTW, I love your oatmeal energy balls. We have tried a few different variations and loved them all!

  6. deb c

    I love my Instant Pot!!!! Last night I made banana bread steel cut oats in it. Today, the oats went into the freeze dryer I have access to for backpacking breakfasts. Beans, rice and hard boiled eggs are my favorite things to cook in it, they always come out perfect. PS….I am not entering to win….just stopped by to say…Instant Pots are the bomb!!!

  7. Summer P

    I pinned your best chocolate chip cookies ever. I love these! I make them almost weekly… So good. I also love your peanut butter cookies. I make them tons too. You are the best!

  8. Kate

    I don’t have one but have been wanting one since they came out! I have so many recipes I would try but I would especially use it for hard boiled eggs since we eat a ton of those.

  9. Becky D

    I do not have an instant pot but have been hearing so many good things about them. I would love to try a pot roast with carrots!

  10. Nicole C

    How amazing is this?!?!? I don’t have an InstaPot, but I have heard so much about them! I try to use my slow cooker once a week but sometimes I run out of time inthe morning and can’t get it prepped. I do love me some street tacos, so I’d probably make lots of tasty meats to start off!

  11. Veronika B

    I need an instant pot already! Reading through this recipe had my mouth watering, I love that the corn on the cob cooks with it too! So this. I would make this. And then get me some chickens ? I’ve also heard great things about quick steel cut oats!

  12. Megan Brawner

    I don’t have one but would love one ;). I think I would use it most for cooking beans from scratch. Thank you for this giveaway!!

  13. Kathryn Johnson

    I have a different brand pressure cooker, and I do love it! But I’ve been wanting an instant pot brand for several of the options that mine doesn’t have.
    I too love hard boiled eggs from our chickens in the pressure cooker. Amazing!

  14. Kristina

    I’ve been debating getting an Instant Pot, but I just haven’t been able to get myself to pull the trigger. I’d love to be able to easily make yogurt at home!

  15. Jena Gottfredson

    I have the 6 quart DUO and LOVE it. It’s actually made me a healthier eater because it has made meal prepping a breeze. My most favorite thing to make in it is homemade chicken ramen. It’s so good!

  16. An Instant Pot has been on my wishlist now for over a year. I would love to be able to cook perfect beans and lentils from scratch, but I always make them either too hard or too mushy on the stove, and I think a pressure cooker might be the answer to all my problems!

  17. Lori Saiter

    I made something similar yesterday, except I used green chili sauce…I don’t have a IP but another Brand, would love to own a IP

  18. I have a 6 quart Duo Plus & a 3 quart Duo. I love them both. I don’t really have a favorite thing to make in either of them except maybe yogurt or rice since the both turn out perfect. I made chicken noodle soup tonight in the mini but it was filled to the maximum. I love how easy baked & mashed potatoes are & I love making 2 & even 3 things at once using pot-in-pot with the 6 quart.

  19. Megan Sperry

    I love my IP so much I’ve been thinking about buying another one! My favorite IP recipe so far has been a chicken cauliflower masala. My whole family gobbled it up (which is amazing, because with this many people, there’s usually at least one who doesn’t like dinner.)
    I’m not sure how I’ve known you all this time but never really delved into your blog until a few weeks ago, but I’ve been missing out! I made your green enchilada sauce recently and passed the recipe on to my mom. Might have to combine that sauce with these tacos sometime soon.

  20. I have the 6qt pot. My favorite things to make in it are black beans, rice (white, brown, wild), pulled pork, whole chickens for shredded chicken, chicken broth. The 8 qt would be great for making bigger batches for freezing.

  21. I do not own an Instant Pot but would love to join the craze. I’ve had to change to eating plant-based for some health reasons, and having an Instant Pot would make it SO much easier to cook dry beans (among other things)!

  22. Barbara Judeich

    I don’t have an instant pot but I would love, love, love to have one to try this amazing recipe you made of Chipotle chicken tacos

  23. I know the joy and ease of Instant Pot cooking. I would love to win this Instant Pot but not for myself. I want this for my daughter who is a full time working Mom. The IP would save her so much meal prep time and give her family the great meals they need instead of the hurried meals she has to prepare after work!

  24. Alie

    I don’t have an Instant Pot but have been on the fence about getting one for quite some time! I would love to try making ribs in it.

  25. Teresa M D

    I have a 6 quart Instant Pot, and I just love it. I cook tons of food in it: eggs, soups, stews, beans, chicken, ribs…etc. The 8 quart would be really nice for when I make stock or soups or whole chickens.

  26. Melissa

    I do not have an Instant Pot 🙁 I would love to make hard boiled eggs with it, as well as many other things!

  27. Jennifer Rathbun

    I have heard instapots are so nice!! I would love one and I would make a roast, or a Boston butt, or even a whole chicken… possibilities are endless

  28. Erin

    I don’t have one but I would love to try this taco recipe and a rice recipe my sister has been telling me about.

  29. You know it’s funny, I’ve thought about buying one quite a few times, but wasn’t sure if it was worth it. I think you sold me on the fresh chicken eggs coming out perfectly though. We’re getting chickens again next spring and I can’t wait to have perfect boiled eggs! I’d be excited to try lots of things in the instant pot. =)

  30. Alex

    I’ve been using your recipes for years! So many have become staples in our home. I never hesitate to try what you post, because everything you make is delicious!!

  31. Amy Watkins

    I do not have an Instant Pot, but I would love it have it to make beans, chicken, hard boiled eggs, ALL THE THINGS! I would be so happy if I won one!

  32. Aimee M

    I’d love to own an Instant Pot! I have wanted one for a while after seeing how much my friends like them and often they use them.

  33. Wanda

    I don’t have one so I NEED to win this one! I think I’ll make a roasted chicken in mine when you select me as the winner!

  34. I’m starting back to work and could most definitely use and Instant Pot! I’ve never used one before but think it will relieve my anxiety of going back to work and having supper ready for my family.

  35. Stacy L Anderson

    I don’t have an Instant Pot of my own, but would LOVE to have one! I’ve borrowed my neighbors a few times and loved it! I would make this recipe for sure!

  36. James Terry

    I do not have one yet but have been looking at them and trying to figure out which one is best.
    I use my crock pot all the time, but really think an instant pot might server me better.


  37. BSB

    I don’t have an Instant Pot, but have been thinking seriously about getting one! I have several friends who love theirs! I hope to make meatloaf and potatoes for a quick school night comfort meal!

  38. destini r jackson

    I do not have an instant pot. I would love love one. There is 7 of us and this would make dinner so much easier. I want to make homemade yogurt and also enchiladas in it.

  39. Missy Tish

    I do not have an instant pot, but I would love to have one to be able to cook quick healthy meals for my family.

  40. Piya V

    I do not own one but would love to be a new owner of one. I heard so many good things about it but have yet to try. This will be a great opportunity.

  41. Gigi

    I do NOT have an instant pot but I would love to get my hands on one! Aside from the amazing dishes i want to try the one i’m most excited about is homemade yogurt!

  42. I do not have one and I feel so behind on the times by this! I would LOVE to have one. There are so many amazing looking recipes I want to try out. I think anything that cooks meats quickly would be my go to recipes.


    I do not have one, but I have really been wanting one. I would use it for so many things..Working a full time job and feeding 3 teenage boys it would make life so much easier to be able to cook something fast AND healthy!

  44. Sarah Park

    Can’t wawait to try this recipe! I’ll have to try it in my slow cooker, unless I am a lucky winner! Sure would be nice to have an instant pot to make weeknights a little bit easier!

  45. Tanya

    I would LOVE an Instant Pot! I haven’t had the chance to use one, and I would love to try it out!

      1. Tanya

        Thank you!!!! I cant wait to get it and try it out!!! My neighbor raves about hers, and I cant wait to see how fast food cooks compared to normal methods and then compare it to the crock pot.

  46. Jennifer

    I would love to an instant pot! Everyone I know loves theirs and I think it would be so helpful to cook meat from frozen on those nights when i am not prepared for dinner.

  47. Susi

    I do not have one but would love to try this taco recipe! I’m afraid to switch Instant Pot recipes to use in my pressure cooker, which I use a couple times a year… There are so many Instant Pot recipes out there!

  48. DR

    I don’t have one, but would like to make vegetarian chili and other vegetarian foods in it. I shared your recipes for the easy oat protein balls, which I make often in the shape of bars.

  49. Jenny

    It’s almost corn season..that would be wonderful to use plus pulled pork for tacos & so much more. Plz enter me in the contest. thank you?

  50. Susi

    Forwarded this post to gluten free friend who love these tacos. I’m also not sure if she has an Instant Pot or not!

  51. Tracy Horst

    I don’t have one but have been wanting one for quite awhile! I want to do some batch cooking so I can get ahead on meals for my family and I. It’s so hard to keep up with healthy meals and working.

  52. Rachel

    My Pinterest isn’t working on my phone right now but i pinned this recipe and i also shared it with my sister. We try to plan our meals together. Looks so yummy!

  53. Jenn Gustafson

    I do not have one, but it’s on my wishlist. We have very busy weeknights with sports during the spring and I think an Instant Pot would be a lifesaver!

  54. Melissa Rugg

    I own one but would love another to gift a busy mom friend of mine! My favorite recipe I have made is for far is korean beef over rice. IT was sweet and savory! So good!!!

  55. Diane Shipley

    I don’t have one but would love to won one. I am not sure what I would make because I have never seen one. But I know you have lots of great recipes. Thanks. Diane

  56. Melanie Stanford

    I have been dying to try an Instant Pot! I love to cook but spend so much time in the kitchen, it would be so great to have a tool to make it faster

  57. Joanne

    I don’t have an InstaPot but would use often
    I have 5 grown kids and 10 grandkids who all love to eat. Our favorites would be chicken tacos and baby back ribs. My kitchen is small and very hot when the oven on so this would be such a blessing for me. Thank you for so many of your recipes

  58. Christina Bekken

    I do not have an instant pot but would love one! My friends have been encouraging me to get one.

  59. Kate

    I love my small 4 quart instant pot! But with a growing family! Baby#3 due on Mother’s Day! I could really use a larger instant pot!!
    I love making homemade yogurt!! But it takes a long time, having a second instant pot would really help!!!

  60. Tiane Inscore

    We need an instant pot!
    I shared this recipe with my daughter but I’m going to crock pot it because of my lack of instant pot!

  61. Christina Bekken

    I do not have one but really want one. I would love to make this taco recipe! I also want to make hard boiled eggs in an instant pot. It sounds so much easier! I shared this with my friend who has an instant pot and she is going to try it. Yeah! I also pinned your homemade granola bars on pinterest! Thank you!

  62. Stephanie

    I have an IP Duo Plus 6 quart and I have made a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake in it twice, it has been a hit both times!

  63. Kristen Boe

    I’d love to make these chicken tacos! I’m notorious for forgetting to put the chicken in the crock pot to cook all day long.

  64. I would like to own the Insta Pot. I don’t have one. The food i would make 1st is red beans and rice. Melissa, your blog teaches a streamlined way to cook good food. Perfect for my busy family.

  65. Cherie

    I don’t have an Instant Pot. If I would win, I definitely would try this Chipotle Chicken Taco recipe – looks like a winner! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner 🙂

  66. Nicole Schmidt

    Please Bless My Mess with an Instant Pot!!! I have been watching from the sidelines all the loveliness that can come from this machine and I want in! Thank you for your great posts – I truly love them!

  67. Aubri

    I have one, but it’s a 6 qt, and I would looooove an 8 quart! I love to make yogurt and shredded meat for tacos or sandwiches!

  68. Kristi Ponder

    I don’t have an instant pot, but I’ve been seriously considering it for a while! I’m an adequate cook (not a great one ?, probably because it’s a bit of a chore for me) and I’m trying DESPERATELY to eat healthier. I would love to try cooking various meats from frozen (we eat a LOT of chicken) because I often forget to thaw whatever I plan to cook for supper (did I mention not a great cook? Haha!!) I’ve been all over your blog the last several days and have a whole list of your recipes I want to try!

  69. Courtney M

    I don’t have an Instapot; I do have a regular stovetop pressure cooker. My favorite recipe in the pressure cooker is brown rice. It cooks so beautifully, fast, and with no work from me.
    I’d love to try yogurt in an InstaPot.

  70. Marcey Watson Clark

    I have a 6 qt but it’s too small for what I need to cook But I love to make New England boiled dinner with it and love love love that you can start with frozen meat or chicken because I forget to thaw it all the time! My family eats a lot healthier and earlier now because of the instant pot!!

  71. Cassidie Armstrong

    I have one and I love it for making dried beans, rice, soup, pasta especially mac and cheese, etc. I am a new follower and love your site by the way.

  72. Gwen Couch

    The recipe sounds amazing! I do not have an instant pot but with the schedule I keep it would be great! I can never remember to take meat out of the freezer so this would solve my problem!

  73. Lyndsay Rodriguez

    I do not have one, but I would LOVE to have one! I have been threatening to buy one for some time now, but haven’t yet because of the lack of funds (college status). I would love to make this recipe!! It sounds amazing! I love chicken tacos and burritos…pretty much anything Mexican related… Taco Tuesday=LIFE

  74. Linda A Klass

    I don’t have an instant pot but would love one. My daughter has one & swears by it. It cuts cooking time down. I am a bariatric patient and know I could make some wonderful meals in this. My all time favorite recipe I got from your website is the “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup”. Thank you for the chance.

  75. Celi Papke

    I love my 8qt Instant Pot! My family loves the clam chowder I make in it. I love how easy it is to use, and that clean up is pretty quick!

  76. Gay Brinkerhoff

    I don’t have one, but have heard lots of great things about them. I would make this Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat first if I were to get/win one.
    Love your blog Melissa!

  77. Kim H

    I’ve been thinking about getting one and this recipe looks really good. Thank you for the chance

  78. Jessica Odah

    I do not have an instant pot and would really like to try this recipe for Chipotle Chicken Taco Meat. It sound delish.

  79. Eliza

    I’d work on some recipes from dried beans if I had an instant pot! A friend has an instant pot and uses it almost daily to feed her family of 7. She even makes baked potatoes in it! I’d love to add some instant pot skills to my repertoire!

  80. Christine Terry

    I don’t have an Instant Pot yet but it’s been on my Wish List a while. My SIL has one and I’m jealous.
    I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to recipes for the IP I don’t have.

  81. Betty Chamberlain

    I do not have one! I will start with making my own yogurt. Currently at a positive crossroads, looking forward to having more time to cook clean and healthy meals for myself and my family.

  82. Karin

    I do not have an instant pot! I’ve been wanting one!
    I would make these Chicken Tacos as the first thing! I LOVE that it’s 8 quarts – big enough for our family AND that your recipe has the corn that can cook in the same pot. NO EXTRA DISHES! What a blessing your recipes are to our family! Thank you 🙂

  83. Nona

    I love my instatnt pot! I got one in November and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve cooked without it. Mine is small so a bigger one would be awesome.

  84. deb

    I have one and would love another and I would try your cheddar & broc soup…sounds great – however, I woulc probably give it to my daughter who doesn’t have one.

  85. Kathy

    My favorite recipe I make in my instant pot is, salsa chicken. It is so good and easy!!

    I shared your instant pot chicken taco meat.
    Thank you so much for such great recipes!!

  86. Susie

    I will definitely try today’s recipe in the crock pot. I remember picking fresh sweet corn and eating it the same day. There was nothing better. I’ve never had an instant pot but I did have an old pressure cooker that had a weight hooked on top and when the weight jiggled hard enough you had to remove it from the burner. I wonder how many injuries came from those? Any way if I had one I would try Hungarian goulash with it. I will be sharing this chicken recipe with my daughter.

  87. Jana

    I’d love to try an Instant pot, and I would probably start with this taco meat recipe! My favorite recipe of yours is the New York style cheesecake . . I have shared the recipe with several friends over the years. 🙂

  88. Krista Phillips

    I would love to try an instant pot! I have heard so much about them but just haven’t bought one yet. And, the taco chicken recipe sounds like a winner!

  89. Marie

    I dont have it but it would be easier to cook for my 5 kid and i am going to try those things because my kids love them

  90. Jill T.

    I have an Instant Pot and I love it! I make a lot of things but I’m doing Whole 30 right now, so I make buffalo chicken drumettes in my IP and they are so good! Id love another one so I can make two things at once!! Great for batch cooking!

  91. Debbie

    I do not have one but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE ago have one. I have looked at purchasing one and I would love to make the tacos above. I am not a great cook and I have looked at a lot of your recipes to try and get brave because I would love to try something new so we are not eating the same all the time!!! Help me! ? Thank you

  92. Jasmine H

    We have never experienced an instant pot BUT we would love to have one! We are a busy family of 5 who love Asian and Mexican cuisine! I am always looking for recipes to try, which is how I found this Chipotle Chicken recipe! My husband would love to try this!!!

  93. Danielle S Karakatsoulis

    These tacos look amazing this would be the first thing I would make if I won the insta pot! 🙂

  94. Rachel

    I do not have an instant pot, but I’ve been hearing a lot about them lately. I would definitely try this recipe, it looks delish!

  95. Kelly Harrison

    This dish looks great! I’ve been debating the purchase, but haven’t had the chance to fully look into it. Thanks for reigniting my interest!

  96. Emily Miller

    I don’t have an instant pot, but being a FT working mom of 3 with busy evenings of kids activities,I can sure use an instant pot to make easy, healthy and quick meals for my family! I don’t have a particular recipe in mind, but look forward to finding a bunch of good ones on Bless This Mess!

  97. Sunset

    I will never be okay with giveaways limited to US citizens only. Then your audience should be US citizens only too. People from around the world are part of everything as well ya know! We contribute also, but if and when goodies are sharing.. U hear complaints about cost, etc. Oh well, it is what it is. Nice recipe tho.

  98. Harmony Moore

    I do not have one but have been wanting one for quite awhile. Busy mama of 4 over here, and it sounds like an awesome tool to have in the kitchen.

  99. george schaner

    I don’t own an instant pot but I would love to have one I love making tacos and this recipe sounds delicious

  100. Christi

    I have a power pressure cooker and like it but would really like to have an instant pot since most of the pressure cooker recipes seem to have instant pot instructions. Plus I would really love to have the larger size for family size meals. Thank you for the great opportunity to win this great product!

  101. Kim Kulina

    I bought one as a gift for my niece’s bridal shower, but don’t have one for myself. I love broccoli and cheese soup, so I’d start with that! Thank you!

  102. Erlene

    I don’t have an Instant Pot and would LOVE ❤️ to have one. I enjoy and appreciate the quality and variety of your recipes and tips Melissa. Unfortunately I have no idea how to do anything with a URL. Thank you!

  103. Stacy Hinds

    I do not have an instant pot! I would love to be able to try it out! We are always busy and if I don’t plan ahead – dinner can get very boring around here. I’m ready for a refresher course on cooking new and delicious meals!?

  104. La Rae

    I don’t have an instapot but am so tempted to buy one. I did buy a new crockpot last fall after asking you what you recommend….that Hamilton Beach hasn’t let me down it’s on frequent rotation.

  105. Kate Flückiger

    I don’t have an Instant Pot (or a crockpot, or a pressure cooker, or or or… I’m just starting out in the kitchen, and there are a lot of things I’d love to have that are just not in my budget right now. Darn!). But I’d love to play around with an Instant Pot–make apple butter, or steel-cut oatmeal, or curry. How can you go wrong? Yum!

  106. Andrea Moon

    This recipe looks so quick and easy. I don’t have an instaPot yet. But I want to get one soon. I love to cook dinner for my family every night and I know this would make it faster.
    I shared your Peanut Butter Energy Bites with my friend. I modified it (Peanut Allegy) with chickpeas instead of peanuts and sunflower butter instead of peanut butter and they came out delicious.

  107. Erin Reou

    I do not have an Instant Pot but since I’ve learned of their existence, I LONG for one! They seem like an amazing contraption! I would LOVE to try to make a cake in one (I read that’s a thing!!) among so many of my other recipes that I would like to translate to this cool, little wonder worker!! I’m so excited for the chance to win this total game changer! Fingers are crossed!

  108. Holly Grossman

    This looks delicious! I would totally make this…if only I had an Instant Pot…my son and daughter in law love theirs!

  109. Patricia Mattocks

    I do not own an Insta pot. If I win I will be making your Chipotle Chicken Taco meat recipe, looks and sounds delicious!

  110. Natalie Nikolayevsky

    I don’t have one but would love to get one and ma a vegetarian chili and also cook eggs as I eat eggs every day.

  111. Jessica Olson

    How amazing! I have heard so so many good things about the instantpot! I’ve been dreaming of owning one myself! Honestly there are so many things I have wanted to make but this recipe sounds yummy I would try it first! Thanks for this opportunity!

  112. Yes, I do have an instant pot. Smaller than the duo. I love how well the can make delicious bbq pulled pork in no time flat. It is so good and tender every time. I would love to try this recipe you have shared with us. It looks so good! I will give my mom my smaller pot if I win this. She lives alone so smaller works better for her. It’s an 8 quart. She has been wanting one. I would love to share with her. I pinned this recipe and shared it on my face book. I don’t know how to do what you asked about the pin here? In comment? I hope the part I did was enough since I’m not sure. I am going to send link to some friends as well. Thank you.

  113. Debbie

    I don’t own and instant pot, but I would love to try one. This recipe looks wonderful and I love tacos also. I would like to bake in the instant pot I have heard they make great cheesecakes etc.

  114. Tarah Merworth

    I do not have an instant Pot. I had an off brand one for a few months last year but it died 🙁 so sad. I want to make boiled eggs (that I can actually peel!)

  115. Taletta Wilson

    I’ve heard so much about the Instant Pot. I’d love to have one. This busy Mom needs all the quick meal help she can get!

  116. Betsy Bays

    Tried it and absolutely loved it..specially my husband…will add it to my list of meals we have..

  117. Dawn Grizzell

    I don’t have one, but my friends say I need one. I would love to learn to use it with your help. We are a family of six in full swing of baseball season for son. This would help with our busy schedule.

  118. Michelle

    I have been eyeing an instant pot for month! Don’t have one (yet) but would love to get one so I can make some pulled pork!!

  119. Terri

    I am a busy working mom with 4 kids and would LOVE to try an instant pot! I drool at the thought of putting in a pork roast at 5 after giving piano lessons and having BBQ pulled pork ready in 30 minutes to an hour!

  120. Carol

    I used to cook with a conventional pressure cooker and loved it. However, it is long gone. I do not have an Instant Pot, but would love one. I love tacos and fahitas and would make these in my Instant Pot.


    I do not have one, but have really been wanting one! My family would love these chicken tacos! I am going to share it with my nail tech. We share all our good, easy recipes.

  122. Angela

    I have not gotten an instant pot yet, but my neighbor uses hers all the time. I would love to try any quick, easy, family friendly meals.

  123. Denise

    Two of my kids have an instant pot and they just rave about it! If I had one, I would totally be making your Chipotle Chicken Taco recipe for supper tonight. 🙂

  124. Denise

    I shared the Chipotle Chicken Taco meat recipe with my kids and I also shared your website with them. You have some great recipes that I know they will love.

  125. Brandy Duren

    My fiance introduced me to the instant pot. It’s turned a man who “can’t cook” into a gourmet chef – my FAVORITE is his Indian food recipes… mmmmm butter chicken… mmmm chicken tikka masala… 🙂

  126. Patricia Ritz

    No, I don’t yet, but I think it would be so useful when making many recipes. I shared the Chipotle chicken recipe with my daughter-in-law for our next family dinner.

  127. Sarah

    I don’t have one, but the idea that I could make this in 20 min makes me want one! I’d make shredded meat a lot I think…I love using the crock pot for that but I have to remember in the morning!

  128. I don’t yet have an Instant Pot but everyone I know who has one raves about it! I would want to make anything and everything that’s simple and easy for my family. Starting with chicken tacos!!!

  129. Melanie

    I have a 6-qt IP and LOVE it!! I mostly use it for big batches of brown rice, dry beans, boiled eggs, etc. But I do love to throw something together at the last minute on occasion and still have a yummy “real” dinner to serve. I would love to win this and gift it to my daughter!

  130. Karen

    I don’t have an instant pot but I would love one. I am disabled so this would be great to fix a dinner in and with ease.

  131. Randa Dye

    I do have one, and love it. They are the best things ever! I really want one more so I can cook more stuff at the same time.

  132. Tara

    I don’t have an insta pot. For some reason trying something new has intimidated me a ton. I really want to try the corn in with the chicken at the same time. That is crazy!

  133. CHris

    I don’t have one but would use it for lentils, rice, beans, etc.
    I love your house updates! Keep them coming!

  134. Hannah

    I do not have an instant pot but I would try many different recipes if I did! I would definitely give this recipe a try and also try some sort of dessert because my sweet tooth is killer;)

  135. Angela Garcia

    Don’t own one but would like too. I don’t cook well so I would love to learn more. I would make pot roast and corn in this of I won.

  136. Kimberly

    I do not have an insta pot but would really LOVE one. I would like to make boiled eggs, roast, and stews

  137. Kaley Esselborn

    No Instant Pot yet, but these days it’s probably necessary since I’ve forgotten to turn my slow cooker on more than twice…there’s no coming back from an 8-hour delay in a slow cooker!

  138. Jazmeka Crain

    I do not have an Instant Pot. But, I have already pinned so many recipes on Pinterest so I’m prepared when I do. I’m really looking forward to making a corned beef or roast in half the time!

  139. Rebecca

    I shared your lava cake recipe with my sister because you’ve made them for me before and who doesn’t need to share that yumminess with the world?

  140. Dani

    I don’t have an Instant Pot yet but I would love one! The first thing I would make is this chicken taco meat. It sounds amazing!

  141. Dani

    I don’t have an Instant Pot yet and I would love one! This chicken taco meat looks amazing and would be the first thing I would make 🙂

    1. Jo Wallace

      Posted on my Facebook page your taco recipe. I love all Mexican recipes so very much. I don’t have an Instant Pot but would love one to make Braised Beef. I’ve heard it’s to die for!

  142. Judy Geers

    I don’t own an instant pot but would love to get one! Your mention of instant pot broccoli and cheese soup caught my eye as this is my favorite soup!!!

  143. Marianna Peshkova

    I do not have an instant pot, but would love to have one. I’ve wanted to try to make rice pilaf in it. Think it would be delicious! Everyone who I know owns an instant pot loves it, can’t wait to join them.

  144. Rachelle N.

    I would love to have one! Everyone says I need one to make cooking for my 6 kids easier & faster. This recipe looks like a great place to start?

  145. Sarah Jones

    I do not have an insta pot but have been eyeballing them! I’m a big crockpot fan so there are so many recipes I would love to try out. This taco recipe looks amazing!

  146. Heather

    Corn chowder! Tried out a friends-oh so easy and delicious! Having our own would surely make feeding my children EVERY day that much easier.


    I don’t have one but have used my moms as we are living with then while waiting to close on our new (to us) home. I absolutely love using hers and use it weekly! I’m going to miss it when we move! This recipe would be the first thing I try!

  148. Your recipes are great! I’m a new mom about to have my own kitchen for the first time and I would LOVE an instant pot for my journey in the kitchen!

  149. Dawn Fraizer

    I don’t have one – several friends do and LOVE it! Would love to get in on the action of using an Instant Pot!! Pick ME!! And who doesn’t love a good taco – this recipe would probably be No. 1!

  150. Alison

    I love to make Refried Beans from Allergen Free Alaska Mom. They are so good. I make a big batch and freeze them in smaller quart size portions.

  151. Talitha

    I don’t have one and would love to make ANYTHING! I have a toddler and a newborn so making dinner quickly sounds awesome!

  152. JENAy hopkins

    I Super want an instant pot! I bought my daughter one for college and the best is making hard boiled eggs in a snap!
    For the second part of this I printed off some recipes to share as part of a baby shower gift. Who couldn’t use easy, delicious recipes postpartum?

  153. Kristin Warren

    My mom bought everyone but herself an instant pot! I would love to be able to give her one!
    This recipe looks delicious. I’m all about easy meals with few ingredients.

  154. Rachelle

    I feel like I’m the only one left that doesn’t have an instant pot, and I’m having some F.O.M.O. I’d love to win and make some yummy beans, lentils or other vegetarian dishes.

  155. No instapot but that doesn’t stop me from pinning and saving all the recipes for when I eventually do, haha! I’d love to use it for lentil and softening up veggies for veggie mashes and all kinds of other good things. They just seem like such a kitchen workhorse!

  156. Annette

    I don’t have an Instant Pot, but for years have used a stovetop pressure cooker. It’s my desire to replace it soon. I love to make Baby Back Ribs in it.


    I’m not an early adopter, so I don’t have one, but the instant pot sounds interesting! And this recipe sounds fantastic! I share your recipes with my friends ask the time!

  158. Holy cow I love your blog/recipes and IG posts!! I don’t have an instant pot but have been dying to get one for a few months now. I think it will make quick dinners after work so much easier!! I can’t wait to make these tacos and many other yummy dishes. I most look forward to being able to take the protein out of the freezer and straight into the instant pot and boom: quick, easy, yummy dinner! I also hope to make some recipes of my own once I get my blog up and running! Thanks for all you do!

  159. Marseille Stephenson

    I don’t have an instant pot, but I have a cuisinart electric pressure cooker. I use it 2-3 times/week. My favorite thing to make in there is mashed potatoes! I also love making a roast in there because then I can make the gravy in the same place. I would love to win this instant pot because then I could use them both at the same time. Also, instant pots have more functions so I would love to have access to that!

  160. Amy

    This recipe looks so yummy! I would love to try it in an instant pot…I don’t own one yet.
    I have pinned your energy bites on Pinterest. It’s a favorite here.

  161. Lindsey Z

    I don’t have an insta pot but IF I did, I’d definitely make taco stuff because it’s my favorite! And that chicken next to the cilantro in your picture looks AMAAZING <3. Mm food is good 🙂

  162. Mira Kots

    Would love to win one! I’d make this chicken taco recipe and many others pot roast, rice and beef, etc. would be a blessing certainly!

  163. I do not have an instant pot but would love to win one.
    Being a busy working mom its becoming a desperate plea for help lol ?
    My family loves chicken so we would like to make whole chickens, healthy bone broth, chicken wings, chicken tacos.

  164. Cheryl

    Hi Melissa..I don’t have an instant pot, but the recipe sounds great! However I wanted to reply to your comment on peeling fresh boiled eggs. Once they are done, you shake the eggs in the pan with a lid on it so you don’t get burned and the shells are either already off or slip right off even on fresh eggs. I was surprised how well this works. What a time saver!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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