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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

 
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $4.45 One serving costs about $4.45

$4.45 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

6 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mexican
spoonacular Score:82%

Spoonacular Score: 82%

 

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos requires about 25 minutes from start to finish. One serving contains 289 calories, 49g of protein, and 6g of fat. This gluten free and dairy free recipe serves 6 and costs $2.44 per serving. 6 people have made this recipe and would make it again. This recipe from Pink When requires chicken breasts, pepper, purple onion, and taco seasoning. To use up the salsa you could follow this main course with the Dessert Strawberry Salsa as a dessert. Not a lot of people really liked this main course. It is a rather cheap recipe for fans of Mexican food. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 79%. This score is solid. Similar recipes are Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos, Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Chicken Tacos, and Instant Pot® Shredded Chicken Tacos.

Tacos can be paired with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Sanctuary Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir with a 4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 33 dollars per bottle.

Sanctuary Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

The wine at first has a light ruby color. It has aromas of black cherry/cherry and violets with the characteristic Bien Nacido dried herbs and light pepper spice balanced by the toasty oak spice and vanilla influence of French oak barrel aging. There are flavors of cherry and red berry with dried herbs followed by a light pepper spice. The sweet oak spice and vanilla is nicely balanced by the fruit flavors. The wine is concentrated and elegant with a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
12
12  chicken breasts
chicken breasts
0.25 cups
0.25 cups lime juice
lime juice
1
1  purple onion
purple onion
14 oz
14 oz canned salsa
canned salsa
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps taco seasoning
taco seasoning
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
12  chicken breasts
12
chicken breasts
0.25 cups lime juice
0.25 cups
lime juice
1  purple onion
1
purple onion
14 oz canned salsa
14 oz
canned salsa
2 Tbsps taco seasoning
2 Tbsps
taco seasoning

Equipment

instant pot
instant pot
instant pot
instant pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.45
Ingredient
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
12 chicken breasts
1/4 cup lime juice
1 purple onion
14 ounces canned salsa
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
Price
$0.03
$24.05
$0.51
$0.37
$1.56
$0.16
$26.67

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • You can easily make your own taco seasoning at home. Typical ingredients include paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and of course salt and pepper.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
546 Calories
97g Protein
11g Total Fat
7g Carbs
33% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
546
27%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
2g
16%

Carbohydrates
7g
3%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
289mg
96%

Sodium
1058mg
46%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
97g
194%

Vitamin B3
47mg
240%

Selenium
145µg
208%

Vitamin B6
3mg
176%

Phosphorus
978mg
98%

Vitamin B5
6mg
66%

Potassium
1901mg
54%

Magnesium
130mg
33%

Vitamin B2
0.48mg
28%

Vitamin B1
0.32mg
22%

Zinc
2mg
19%

Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%

Vitamin C
11mg
14%

Iron
2mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Vitamin A
537IU
11%

Manganese
0.19mg
9%

Copper
0.18mg
9%

Fiber
1g
7%

Folate
25µg
6%

Calcium
48mg
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.45µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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