Instant Pot creamy fiesta chicken is one of the most delicious and versatile Instant Pot chicken recipes you can have. Use this easy dinner idea with your burritos, tacos, or even enchiladas!
It is also amazing as topping for your nachos or a Mexican salad. Or use this recipe for all of it! This can also be a great appetizer to serve with some chips as a dip for any of your upcoming parties.
You can make up this budget-friendly dinner in no time, or get it ready to go and then freeze it for later! It is one of our favorite meals from our list of Instant Pot freezer meal ideas!
To make this Creamy Fiesta Chicken in the Slow Cooker click HERE!
Related Recipe: Try our 20 Minute Chicken Ranch Tacos for a quick and easy dinner!
Ingredients You’ll Need For Our Instant Pot Creamy Fiesta Chicken Recipe:
- Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
- Canned corn
- Canned black beans
- Lime juice
- Taco seasoning
- Dry ranch dressing mix
- Cream cheese
- Shredded pepper jack cheese
How To Make Our Instant Pot Creamy Fiesta Chicken Recipe:
Begin by placing the chicken breasts in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
Next you need to add in the water, diced onion, undrained can of corn, drained can of black beans, salsa, lime juice, taco seasoning packet, and the packet of dry ranch mix.
Now, place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to the SEALING position.
Once that is set, press the PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL button and set the timer for 20 minutes and for 25 minutes if using frozen chicken.
When the time is up, do a quick release of the pressure by turn the valve from the sealing position to the VENTING position.
After all of the pressure has been released, remove the lid and take out the chicken breasts and shred them.
While the chicken is out of the pot, add in the cream cheese and mix it all together until the cream cheese is melted.
PRO TIP: To speed things up a bit you can also press the SAUTE button until the cream cheese is melted. Don’t leave it on or you will burn the dish.
Now simply add the chicken back to the pot, give everything a good stir and then serve it as any of your favorite Mexican dish fillings!
A little Note:
Quite a bit of liquid will accumulate in the pot while it cooks. When I scoop the chicken mixture into a taco or any other way of serving it, I like to use a slotted spoon (like THIS) so that it doesn’t make everything else soggy. When you remove the chicken from the Instant Pot, you can also remove some of the liquid before adding in the cream cheese. Either way works great.
To Make This Budget-Friendly Dinner Recipe You Will Need:
- Instant Pot
- Can opener
- Slotted spoon