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Instant Pot Adobo Shredded Chicken Taco Recipe

Shredded Taco Adobo Chicken has a bold and spicy flavor shredded chicken dinner.  It is perfect for a Mexican dinner night on your family vacation. Super simple to make in the Instant Pot and serve in a taco or as a sandwich.

Summer Beach Vacation Meal Plan #3

I am always looking for a simple dinner recipe when we are on a beach vacation. This simple spicy shredded chicken is one of our go-to recipes each year.

When we have all the family members on your vacation, of all different ages, it is best for us to eat in our hotel room as we always book a room with a kitchen. ย To go out to eat after a day of swimming at the beach or sightseeing can be complicated and frustrating. That is why I have a solution to dinners that are quick one-pot meals.

Adobo shredded chicken was one of the first recipes I made for dinner when we had our extended family on vacation at the beach. It was so easy to cook in the Instant Pot, it kept warm as everyone staggered in at different times, and I have made it every year from then on.ย 

shredded chicken with limes and tomatoes in a white bowl. in the back ground in little bows with spoons black olives, guacamole , sour cream and tacos. white flower on the side

Why I cook in our room on Beach Vacations

Problems When You Eat at a Restaurant on Vacation:

  • Where does everyone want to eat?
  • How do we get the little ones to stop watching TV to get dressed?
  • How to wake older (or younger) family members who may be napping?
  • How to keep the little ones quiet in the restaurant when they are hungry and tired?
  • How to keep the family from grumbling about the restaurant’s choice?
  • How to justify the cost?
  • How do Mom & Dad find time to relax with all this going on?

The Solution is to Vacation at a Resort with a Kitchen (even a small one will work):

  • Plan your dinner meals with a slow cooker or electric pressure cooker recipes
  • Simple store-bought salad and mixed fruit for the side.
  • Plan a family-friendly recipe that most family members will enjoy
  • Get input from the family before you plan
  • Have the basic Peanut Butter and Jelly for the ones who are just too tired to cope
  • Buy at home & bring along pantry staples needed to cut costs.
a white table cloth with trays with green bowls that have chopped tomato onion, cheese, lettuce, black olives guacamole and taco chips.

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shredded adobo chicken in a white bowl with 4 limes and chopped tomatoes, in the background a blue tray with taco shells, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

How To Make Shredded Adobo Chicken

Taco shredded chicken in the pressure cookerย it is simple and spicy and in 20ย minutes you have a main dish. ย It is the perfect meat for any taco bar and you can chop up and set out the toppings in the 20 minutes the chicken is cooking. ย Chipotles Peppers in Adobo Sauceย are the main flavor in this recipe. ย As I have said many times, use only one can. ย They are very spicy. (Useless if your family does not like spicy foods)

Toppings to prepare

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Green Onions Chopped
  • Tomato Chopped
  • Soft and Hard Taco Shells
  • Taco Chips

Supplies Needed:

The Ultimate Beach Vacation Packing List

I have also created an Ultimate Beach Vacation Packing list to help you get ready for vacation.  Ok, I made it for myself as I can never remember from year to year what I packed.  It has helped me so much I want to share it with you. Click Here or on the image below.

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Shredded Adobo Chicken Taco Recipe Electric Pressure Cooker

Electric Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Adobo Chicken

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 50
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Hispanic


A spicy shredded chicken great for tacos


Units Scale
  • 6 to 8 boneless skinless frozen or fresh Chicken Breasts (or 8 to 10 chicken tenders)
  • 4 Garlic whole
  • 1 cup of Salsa
  • 1/2 can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (whole can if you like it spicy)
  • 1 TLB Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Other Taco toppings
  • Taco shells, soft or hard


  1. Place the chicken, garlic, salsa, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper in the electric pressure cooker.
  2. Lock and secure the lid, set the valve to seal
  3. Set the timer for 20 minutes
  4. Let the cooker self-release the steam about 10 minutes
  5. Take out the chicken and shred with two forks
  6. Chop up and set out all of the Taco toppings.
  7. Use the shredded chicken in tacos


  • You can lower the amount of garlic and chili powder if you would like the chicken milder.
  • Do not add more adobo chilies. The pressure cooker makes all flavors more intense and will make this very hot. (I know as I doubled this recipe once and added 2 cans of the peppers and it was extremely hot)


  • Serving Size: 6

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  1. Chipotle chicken in one of my favorite meals – how perfect for the Instant Pot! I love the idea of bringing it along on vacations! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

  2. Such a nice recipe and great use of the IP. One more point, sometimes restaurants aren’t as great as you’d hope, depending on where you end up.

    1. Sorry, Susan, I do love Mexican food and should not comment when my daughter distracts me with talk of her friend Debra lol !!

  3. Single simple meals are my favorite kind. Now that its just the two of us most meals here are super super simple. This recipe looks great as both of us love Mexican food. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Looks and sounds delicious. Our kids always love taco night, so this is a great way to change that up. Thanks so much for sharing it with the Spectacular summer blog hop and over at the #happynowlinkup!

  5. Hi Susan, this is my kind of recipe for a quick summer meal. My pressure cooker is a stove top one, but I’m sure it will do the job just fine.


  6. Gonna give the chicken recipe a try! Thanks. Looks delicious and easy to make.

  7. Iโ€™ve never cooked with a pressure cooker but my favorite cooking shows always feature them. Your tacos look delicious, I love the addition of green onions, Iโ€™m going to add them to my taco spread.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I think you will love cooking with a pressure cooker, fast and hands free

  8. I recently purchased an Instant Pot (on Amazon Prime Day). I’ve been looking for recipes to try out and this one looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing!

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