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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl

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Dress up your Taco Tuesday with this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl! In under twenty minutes you can ring that dinner bell and watch your family come running. Juicy shredded chicken, rice, black beans, and more come together to make this one comforting instant pot chicken burrito bowl.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl

Dress up your Taco Tuesday with this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl! In under twenty minutes you can ring that dinner bell and watch your family come running. Juicy shredded chicken, rice, black beans, and more come together to make this one comforting chicken burrito bowl. 

Tex-Mex is something my family loves, and I reach for it a lot because it is so simple! A protein-packed dinner that the whole family will eat, even picky eaters. Lay out your favorite toppings and let them pile them on to fit their liking. Easy for you, and I classify this as the perfect weeknight meal I don’t have to do much to get it ready. 

instant pot shredded chicken burrito bowl

20 Minute Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls

Some of my favorite dishes I make in my instant pot are Mexican dishes.  I am absolutely loving all of them.  One has been more delicious than the other.  This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl found its way directly to my heart.  This captures all of the deliciousness of a huge shredded chicken burrito with a little less of the calories and guilt.  It is so filling and delicious you will want to make it a few times a week!!

The entire family loved this dish and it made this momma very happy.  These are the exact dishes that I love to make during the hectic nights of the school year. I can serve it with a side salad and call it a complete dinner. 

If you love this dish you will definitely want to try my Instant Pot Salsa Chicken.  How about a great Mexican twist on pasta.  Try my Instant Pot Mexican Pasta.

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Can You Use Leftover Chicken For Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls 

Yes! I have had leftover shredded chicken that I batch cooked and tossed in the freezer for later. It worked just as good and it soaks up all the Rotel and taco seasoning to make it extra flavorful. 

Just make sure you don’t use a chicken that was previously heavily seasoned. For example, a lemon pepper chicken or something might not blend well with the Tex-Mex seasonings. 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl

Meal Prep Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls 

What I like to do with these burrito bowls is take them and put them in single-serve containers. Then I have lunch a few times through the week, and I can pack my husband’s lunch as well. If you are a meal prepper these chicken burrito bowls are nice. 

Just pile your toppings on top of the chicken and rice mixture. That way it won’t break down. I just hold off on putting lettuce so it doesn’t wilt. You can eat it cold or warm it up if you prefer. Just keep in mind what toppings you put on if you want to heat up. You can always put your toppings in a separate container to add on once warm. 

Pulled Chicken Burrito Bowls 

So I have been asked can I use say cauliflower rice to replace the regular rice. If you go this route you wouldn’t want to cook your cauliflower rice the same as the regular, as it would just disintegrate it. I would recommend cooking your cauliflower rice on the stove or microwave and just stir it in once your done cooking. 

instant pot shredded chicken burrito bowl

Favorite Toppings for Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls 

Here are some wonderful toppings to add to your shredded chicken burrito bowls. 

  • Tomatoes
  • Guacamole or Avocado 
  • Pico De Gallo 
  • Salsa 
  • Lettuce
  • Sour Cream 
  • Crunched up tortilla chips 
  • Hot Sauce 
  • Onions 
  • And Anything else you like! 

instant pot shredded chicken burrito bowl

These are such a tasty weeknight Instant Pot recipe to try. You have a dish that almost anyone will love. Give it a try and let me know how you like it. 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl
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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl is the most delicious Burrito you will ever eat.  One pot cooking in your instant pot and it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.  


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups of long grain rice (see notes for less rice instructions)


  1. In the Instant Pot, pour just enough chicken broth to cover the bottom of the pot. Then place the chicken breasts along the bottom of the pot.
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over the chicken.
  3. Pour the corn, black beans, and Rotel into the pot. Try to pour them in different sections of the pot, so everything doesn't pile up in one place.
  4. Add both the green and red bell peppers, and the onion. Again, spreading them evenly along the top, so they don't pile up too much.
  5. Add the rice evenly to the pot. Then add the remaining chicken broth. Try to push the rice down so that it's covered by the broth.
  6. Using your Instant Pot's instructions, pressure cook for 8 minutes. Once it's done cooking, allow it to slowly depressurize for 10 minutes. Then release the sealing valve to vent any remaining pressure.
  7. Remove the lid. Using 2 forks pull the chicken meat apart so it becomes thin enough for a good taco consistency.
  8. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients and place the lid back on. Do not turn the Instant Pot on, but let it sit with the lid sealed for at least 5 minutes. This will finish cooking any rice that may have been sitting on the top and not cooked all the way through.
  9. Enjoy in a bowl by itself, in a soft tortilla, or with tortilla chips. And don't forget your favorite toppings!


**If you would like to use 1 cup of rice reduce broth to 1 1/4 cups

Don't forget your favorite toppings!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1104mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g

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Anna Haviland

Saturday 29th of August 2020

Made this today! Oh my word so good! I doubled it. I have an 8 qt IP. I added zucchini as extra veggies are good, when it was in the sit for 5 minutes stage. I had long grain Jasmine rice on hand so we used that. Topped it with shredded cheddar, sour cream, lettuce and tortilla strips. Husband took one bite and said definitely a repeat. Thank you so much for sharing this and giving me something out of our normal routine meals!


Friday 18th of September 2020

It sounds amazing


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

My mum recommended this and I love it! Definitely prefer the less rice option otherwise it’s pretty much all rice. Question though, if I use brown rice does the cooking time vary? Usually white rice takes 15 on the stove and brown 25 so wondering how that translated to instant pot. Thank you!

Brandy Hutchings

Monday 3rd of August 2020

This is so delicious! One question I have is what do you consider a serving size? One cup? I count my calories so I want to be sure to stay on track. Thanks!


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Is it ok to use frozen chicken breasts? Would that change the time? I'm new to owning an ip


Monday 17th of August 2020

you definitely can use frozen breasts. You do not change the cook time, it will just take longer to come to pressure while cooking.

Newbie potter

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Made tonight and pretty happy. May try less rice, but that’s just personal preference.

If I wanted this spicier, would adding a fresh jalepeno or canned be a good way to do that?


Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I would definitely add in either canned or fresh for a nice kick. I also have a less rice option in the notes of the recipe. You may like that bettter.

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