Instant Pot Burrito Bowls

You know what I crave quite a bit? The burrito bowls from Barbacoa. I love a good bowl with everything inside, and I wanted to recreate my own with the convenience of the Instant Pot. You will LOVE this new recipe, and it might just go to the front of your family favorites list. I've had this three times in the past two weeks, and after making it for a friend's family and getting their stamp of approval too, I knew it was ready for it's big debut. So simple, with ingredients you probably already have lying around, and yum yum yum. Give it a try!



1 - 1 1/2 lbs. frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 Tbsp. taco seasoning

1 15 oz. can corn, drained

1 15-oz. can beans, drained

1 cup of your favorite salsa

1 cup brown rice

1 cup shredded cheese  of your choice (I love a Mexican blend, cheddar, or mozzarella)

Additional toppings: we love avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, chopped lettuce, and some chips crumbled over top!


This meal will take ~45 minutes total. A 20-minute cook time, ~15 minutes for your pot to build pressure, and 10 minutes for a natural release.

1. Combine chicken, chicken broth, taco seasoning, corn, beans, salsa, and rice in your Instant Pot. Yep, you read that right. No tricks, just everything besides the cheese and additional toppings will go into the pot. Mix gently together.

2. Once combined, set your pot to 'Manual,' high pressure, and for 20 minutes. Let it do it's thing. It will take around 15 minutes to seal in the pressure before cooking for the 20 minutes.

3. After cooking time is complete, let naturally release for another 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the steam. Chicken should be easily shredded. You can either shred with a fork, or use my *secret tip below.

4. Top with desired toppings and enjoy while warm! This can be served as is, served over a tortilla or salad, and leftovers freeze well too. Enjoy!

*My secret tip: Once the 20 minute cooking time is up, I take around 1/2 cup of the liquid and put it into my Bosch (or use your Kitchen Aid!). Then, I put both of the whole chicken breasts into my mixer. (Mix with either your wire whip or your coated flat beater attachment.) Chicken will shred perfectly within seconds. I then add as much of that chicken back to my Instant Pot as I like. Sometimes I'll end up saving some of that shredded chicken for another meal or saving some in the freezer for later. It's foolproof!