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Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taquitos on a plate topped with sour cream and salsa and sliced limes on the side

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Pressure Cooker Chicken Taquitos with Chipotle sauce are delicious as an appetizer or a main dish. They're quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot; perfect for busy weeknights!
Course Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chipotle chicken taquitos, pressure cooker chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 165kcal
Author lalaine


  • Pressure cooker


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons chipotle sauce from the canned chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • canola oil


  • In a pressure cooker insert, arrange chicken in a single layer. Add chipotle sauce, sour cream, and salt.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to the SEALING position. Pressure cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes (8 minutes if using chicken tenders).
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, do a natural release for 5 minutes and then QUICK RELEASE.
  • Open the lid and carefully shred the chicken with two forks.
  • Add the cheese and mix well.
  • In a dry skillet over medium heat, add corn tortilla and heat for about 20 to 30 seconds, turning as needed, until soft and pliable. Or cover the tortillas with damp cloth and warm in the microwave  for about 30 seconds or until pliable.
  • Place tortilla on a flat surface and spoon about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of chicken mixture on one end of the tortilla.
  • Starting from the end with filling, roll the corn tortilla around the filling into a tight log. Secure seam with toothpicks. Repeat with remaining corn tortillas and chicken mixture.
  • In a wide heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil to 350 F.
  • Add the prepared taquitos in batches with seam side down and in a single layer. Fry, turning as needed, until golden and crispy.
  • Remove from pan and drain on wire rack. Serve immediately.


Nutritional info calculated at 2 taquitos per serving.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg