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Instant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken and Rice

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Instant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken and Rice in a gray bowl with a fork on a green towel

It is always a challenge to find a quick dinner when everyone is tired and hungry. If you love Mexican food and the flavors of Tacos, you will love the speed at which you can make this dinner.  Your family will love the taste of this Instant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken & Rice.

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It does not matter if you are using fresh or frozen chicken, the Instant Pot adjusted the cooking time so the recipe is perfect. With just two steps and locking and sealing the lid, you will have dinner in 10 minutes under pressure about 30 if the chicken is frozen.

top view of Instant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken and Rice in a gray bowl with a fork on a green towel with yellow pepper, tomatoes and black beans

No matter what electric pressure cooker you use the process is the same. Just chop up the onions, mushrooms, and peppers toss them in the pressure cooker with a tablespoon of olive oil, and set the Instant Pot on Saute. Let the vegetables soften and then toss in the rest of the ingredients.  You then have your hands free to take care of the kids, find out about their day, and help them with homework or play.

There is nothing worse than working all day coming home and having everyone hungry complaining and all you want to do is enjoy your evening. Even if you are a work at home mom, I know I just want some downtime and to eat myself.  The electric pressure/instant pot allows you to cook and take it easy at the same time. It is like a fast slow cooker.

taco chicken and rice in a whit bowl with fork, corn blacks beans and tomatoes

If you have a baby at home you know that when you are home you want to make sure your time is spent with the baby, not on the kitchen stove. If you do not have an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker you have to try it.  It may seem complicated but with a little practice, you will be confident. Just start with a simple meal like this chicken & rice. Then experiment and change up the veggies and the spices and you and a lot of options.

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nstant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken and Rice in a gray bowl with yellow pepper, tomatoes and black beans

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Instant Pot Taco Mexican Chicken and Rice

Quick & Easy dinner made hands free in the Instant Pot

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 35
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Hispanic


Units Scale
  • 1/2 of a large Onion chopped
  • 5 large Mushrooms large chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Yellow or Green Pepper chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 package of Frozen Corn
  • 1 Can of Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 Chicken Breasts chopped in bit size pieces
  • 2 packages of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup of rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup of Water


  1. Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté
  2. Add the onion, mushrooms, peppers and cook to tender
  3. Salt & Pepper to taste
  4. Next add the corn, rinsed beans, seasoning packages, rice, water, and chicken.
  5. Secure the lid and lock it to Seal.
  6. Cancel out the settings,
  7. Now press the “Pressure Cook” Button on the bottom right
  8. Set the time to 10 minutes.
  9. When the time is up, do a fast release.
  10. Remember to keep your hand away from the steam when you set the top knob to vent.


  • Remember while the time is set for 10 minutes it can take 5 to 10 minutes to get to pressure depending on how cold your chicken is.
  • You can make the recipe with any vegetable, been and seasoning you want the basic method is the same.

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  1. I was so excited that I had everything to make this by following this post! My little daughter and husband thought I was crazy when I was making this! Then when they were eating it they both were shaking their heads up and down saying great. Thanks for a great recipe, this one’s a keeper!

    1. You made my day, I love to hear that your family liked the recipe. Let me know if there are any other combinations you would like me to try.

  2. Always looking for a new IP recipe. DO you take yours with you on vacation to cut down on eating out?

    1. Yes we travel with 4 adult children and we eat dinner in almost every night to keep the cost down and eat healthy. Now that my girls are adults we have fun planning the meals.

  3. I love my Instant Pot! Not only is it fast but the cleanup is easy and there are no splatters on the stove or in the oven.

    I’ll have to give your recipe a try and check out your other IP recipes. I followed you here from I’m an Organizing Junkie. If you’d like to check out my IP recipes, stop by my blog. There’s a drop down menu for recipes with a section for the Instant Pot. I’m always trying new things and adding to my repertoire. That’s why I’m happy to find yours.

    Have a beautiful week!

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