Chicken Burrito Bowls in an Instant Pot® – – Instantly Delicious


Yesterday was one of those day where I just did not feel like cooking.  I knew I had chicken in the fridge that I had to use. I was too tired to grill and it was too hot to light my oven.  I had taco fixings, but no shells. I felt uninspired and knew I had to think of something that would be a crowd pleaser with minimal effort on my part.  When I opened my cupboard and found a jar of salsa, I knew dinner could be saved. ​Instant Pot® ​to the rescue with these amazing ​Chicken Burrito Bowls.  ​I even made an easy salsa rice that I will share with you soon.
Bowls are a favorite at my house because they are highly customizable, healthy, and the meat can be easily omitted for my son, who is a vegetarian. I microwaved frozen corn and vegetarian refried beans. Then I shredded some cheddar cheese and put out a variety of salsa and hot sauce for everyone to top their bowls as they like. I always make a pot of either white or brown rice, usually in the ​pressure cooker. Tonight I threw the chicken in the ​Instant Pot® ​to cook while I prepped the toppings. When the chicken was finished, I set it aside, washed out the pot and quickly made some rice. If you are ever feeling uninspired, open your cabinets and put your Instant Pot® to work. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Chicken Burrito Bowls
Serves 4

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup jarred salsa
​1/2 cup water
​1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
​1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
​1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Topping Ideas (get creative):
Cooked rice
Shredded Cheese
Hot Sauce
Sour Cream
Refried or Black Beans

1. Place all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot®. Stir to combine. Set the pot to manual – high pressure for 6 minutes, making sure the valve is set to sealing.  When finished, do a quick pressure release.  Serve with any combination of the above toppings or with some of your favorites.


8/11/2016 08:24:36 pm

This looks great. Thanks for the tips. Also, I really appreciate your site. I just found you last week and have already tried two of your recipes – shredded chicken taco meat and the black bean/sweet potato lasagna. Both were super easy to prepare and terrific tasting. Thanks for sharing.


8/12/2016 09:51:19 am

What a sweet thing to say! Thank you.


12/4/2016 07:28:25 pm

I made this tonight and it was excellent. I had everything on hand. It was my first recipe other than oats and testing it with water.


12/5/2016 10:31:09 am

So glad! I was excited once I moved beyond testing and rice, so I get it. Ha.


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