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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Fully loaded chicken nachos are the perfect way to feed a crowd! These nachos are packed with tender shredded chicken and loaded with cheesy goodness.

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Instant Pot Walking Chicken Nachos

Nachos are always a favorite for game day or a party. With this Instant Pot shredded chicken nachos recipe, you can have the delicious dish made in no time and for a fraction of the cost.

While we have made individual trays of nachos, you can use a sheet pan and make it for a bunch of people.

Fully loaded chicken nachos are the perfect way to feed a crowd! These nachos are packed with tender shredded chicken and loaded with cheesy goodness.

They’re perfect for a quick and easy dinner solution – just add your favorite sides and you’re good to go!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Plus, they’re a great way to get your daily dose of protein.

The best part is that it’s easy to customize so everyone can enjoy their perfect nacho toppings.

Whether you’re a fan of chicken nachos or just looking for an easy crowd-pleaser, this recipe is sure to be a hit!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

What You Need

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 1-2 lbs)
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Frozen Onions and Pepper Mix (you can use fresh onions and peppers if you would like)
  • Chicken broth
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Small bags of a variety of chips, Doritos, Fritos
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken

Absolutely! It’s a great last-minute snack that can be thrown together quickly with the help of the Instant Pot.

If using frozen chicken, set the time for 15 minutes instead of 12.

What Can I Serve With Chicken Nachos

Since the chicken nachos can either be considered an appetizer or a main dish because it has protein and veggies in them, you can serve it with many different things.

  • Easy Spiral Pasta Salad Recipe – This easy Spiral Pasta Salad recipe can be put together quickly so you can make this when you get that last-minute invitation to come over for dinner.
  • Slow Cooker Potatoes and Corn Side Dish – This simple slow cooker potatoes and corn side dish is made in the slow cooker with ranch seasoning, bacon, and shredded cheese.  
  • Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe – You can even serve the shredded chicken over the french fries for a nice treat.
  • Creamy Lemon Asparagus Orzo – This Creamy Lemon Asparagus Orzo recipe makes a perfect side dish or even a full meal if you add chicken. It’s cheesy, and creamy, and kids are crazy about it. Ready in Under 30 minutes!
  • Air Fryer Onion Rings – Fresh onion slices dredged in Italian Style breadcrumbs and air fried until crispy and perfectly golden. Enjoy the perfect Air Fryer Onion Rings without all the calories and oil!

Can I Make These on a Campfire

Yes, you sure can. Take a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil or grilling bags, and lay your chips, shredded chicken, cheese, and any toppings that you would like on them.

Pull up the sides and fold over. Lay the packets on the grill over indirect heat for about 10 minutes.

Top with sour cream and enjoy!

Chicken Nacho Toppings

There are so many things that you can put on the top of the chicken nachos besides cheese and salsa.

  • jalapeno peppers
  • banana peppers
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • guacamole
  • onions
  • hot sauce
  • queso cheese

Variations

You don’t have to put the shredded chicken on nacho chips. There are many other options:

  • Hard taco shells
  • soft taco shells
  • rice
  • on a salad
  • hamburger bun
  • Scoop your chicken and ingredients into small chip bags and make chicken walking tacos.
  • Garlic bread Texas toast

How to Make Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Add your chicken broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

Next, place your chicken breasts in the pot.

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Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the chicken breasts.

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Add your frozen green peppers and onions. (or fresh if using fresh.)

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Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure it’s in the sealed position.

Set the time for 12 minutes. 15 minutes if using frozen chicken breasts.

Once the time is done, do a quick release. Be careful not to get burned by the steam.

Shred the chicken with two forks. Mix together and let it sit for a few minutes to absorb the juices.

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Place your taco chips in containers or on a cookie sheet.

Top with the shredded chicken, cheese, salsa, and other toppings of your choosing.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS

If using paper containers as I did, place them in the microwave to melt the cheese.

If using a sheet pan, place it under the broiler in the oven for about 5 minutes.

Top with sour cream and enjoy!

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Yield: 8

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Fully loaded chicken nachos are the perfect way to feed a crowd! These nachos are packed with tender shredded chicken and loaded with cheesy goodness.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 1-2 lbs)
  • 1 package of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup of Frozen Onions and Pepper Mix (you can use fresh onions and peppers if you would like)
  • 1 cup of Chicken broth
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Small bags of a variety of chips, Doritos, Fritos
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add your chicken broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Next, place your chicken breasts in the pot. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the chicken breasts. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  3. Add your frozen green peppers and onions. (or fresh if using fresh.) INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  4. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure it’s in the sealed position. Set the time for 12 minutes. 15 minutes if using frozen chicken breasts. Once the time is done, do a quick release. Be careful not to get burned by the steam. Shred the chicken with two forks. Mix together and let it sit for a few minutes to absorb the juices. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  5. Place your taco chips in containers or on a cookie sheet. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  6. Top with the shredded chicken, cheese, salsa, and other toppings of your choosing. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  7. If using paper containers as I did, place in the microwave to melt the cheese. If using a sheet pan, place under the broiler in the oven for about 5 minutes. INSTANT POT CHICKEN NACHOS
  8. Top with sour cream and enjoy! Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

Notes

Can I Use Frozen Chicken

Absolutely! It’s a great last-minute snack that can be thrown together quickly with the help of the Instant Pot.

If using frozen chicken, set the time for 15 minutes instead of 12.

Can I Make These on a Campfire

Yes, you sure can. Take a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil or grilling bags, lay your chips, shredded chicken, cheese, and any toppings that you would like on them.

Pull up the sides and fold over. Lay the packets on the grill over indirect heat for about 10 minutes.

Top with sour cream and enjoy!

Chicken Nacho Toppings

There are so many things that you can put on the top of the chicken nachos besides cheese and salsa.

  • jalapeno peppers
  • banana peppers
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • guacamole
  • onions
  • hot sauce
  • queso cheese

Variations

You don’t have to put the shredded chicken on nacho chips. There are many other options:

  • Hard taco shells
  • soft taco shells
  • rice
  • on a salad
  • hamburger bun
  • Garlic bread Texas toast

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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