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Instant Pot(R) Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

Instant Pot® Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos


Chicken breasts are marinated with cilantro and lime juice and cooked in a few minutes in the Instant Pot(R) - great filling for tacos or sandwiches.


  • 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.

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Nutritional Information

Instant Pot® Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 290.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 51 %
carbohydrates: 5 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 9 %
fat: 23 %
saturated fat: 12 %
cholesterol: 22 %
vitamin a iu: 4 %
niacin equivalents: 118 %
vitamin b6: 35 %
vitamin c: 16 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 15 %
potassium: 8 %
sodium: 5 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*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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