Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos

Taco Tuesdayyyyyyy, everybody! Introducing these super quick & easy Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos Featuring the one & only and my new BFF, Mr. Instant Pot.

I’d been planning on making Poblano Chicken Soup tonight, but as I was cruising home from work, all I could think about were tacos.  Tacos, tacos, tacos.  The only thing I was missing were the tortillas, so I made a quick pit stop at one of the many local Mexican markets (perks of living in South Dallas) and grabbed some fresh corn tortillas and tomatillo salsa.  Thankfully, I had everything else at home already. I would normally make my own Tomatillo salsa because its truly so easy, however, I didn’t plan ahead and tonight just wasn’t the night.

Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos

To make the chicken, press the sauté function on your instant pot and add a little olive oil.  Let it heat up for a minute or so, and then add diced poblanos and onions- saute for 4-6 minutes.  Now add garlic and sauté a minute more.  Press Cancel on the instant pot, and add in the broth, chicken, spices, and lime juice; toss to combine. Secure the lid in place, set the steam valve to sealing, and select meat function at high pressure for 8 minutes.  While this is cooking, I would suggest getting the toppings chopped and ready.

Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos

*If you do not have an instant pot, that is A-OK.  Just use a medium sized skillet and sauté poblanos, onion, and garlic.  Add in the chicken and spices and cook for 5-7 minutes.  Once chicken is cooked, add in half the broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until liquid has reduced.  Spoon into a bowl and serve!

A few suggested toppings include:

  • Jalepeno slices
  • Sliced Radish
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Crema
  • lime wedges
Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos

Taco’s are great for busy weeknight dinners but also make great leftovers.  Just store the meat/toppings separately, and heat up meat and tortillas before serving.

Hosting the next Taco Night is also a great excuse to get your pals together for a casual weeknight gathering and is always a crowd pleaser!


Poblano Chicken Tacos (Instant Pot)

Instant Pot Poblano Chicken Tacos
  • Author: Lindsay // Tipps in the Kitch
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x



  • 2 poblano peppers, seeds and veins removed, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces (or leave whole if you prefer shredded chicken)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • 1012 corn tortillas
  • 1 c corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c black beans, drained and rinsed


  • Sliced radishes
  • Sliced Jalepenos
  • Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe)
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Lime wedges


  1. Select the saute function on your instant pot. Add poblano and onion, and saute for 4-6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, and saute another minute. Press Cancel.
  3. Add chicken, chicken broth, and spices. Set steam valve to Sealing and select Meat Function at high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow the steam to release on it’s own, and then manually release valve to release remaining steam. When the chicken is done, use a slotted spoon to scoop the mixture into a medium sized serving bowl, leaving all but 1/4 c of the liquid behind.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, get out your tortillas and prepare your toppings. I like to char the tortillas over the stovetop before serving.
  5. To assemble, spoon beans, corn, and chicken into each tortilla and top with toppings of choice.
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star