Instant Pot Burrito Chicken + More Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Feb 18 2020
Burritos rock, but this Instant Pot recipe rocks MORE. Check it out, and keep reading for delicious ways to enjoy it!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Instant Pot Burrito Chicken Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 1 cup): 216 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 587mg sodium, 20g carbs, 4g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 26g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


1 1/4 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 cup chopped red onion

3/4 cup salsa, or more for topping

One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or more for topping

Optional toppings: light sour cream, shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese


Place chicken in the Instant Pot, and sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Add onion, salsa, and 1/4 cup water. 

Seal with lid. Press Manual/Pressure Cook, and set time for 6 minutes. (It will preheat for about 10 - 12 minutes.)

Once cooked, press Keep Warm/Cancel, and let sit for 5 minutes. 

Vent to release steam.

Transfer chicken to a medium bowl. Shred with two forks.

Return chicken to the pot, along with all remaining ingredients. Mix well.


4 Fantastic Ways to Enjoy This Recipe

Sure you could wrap it in a warm whole-wheat tortilla, but that’s not all! Try it…

In soup: Heat up a cup of chicken broth, and add a scoop of this tasty dish. Burrito soup, anyone?

In lettuce cups: Grab a few medium-large lettuce leaves, fill 'em with chicken, and eat!

Over cauliflower rice: Hello, easy burrito bowls. Heat up some frozen cauliflower rice, add a serving of the chicken, and dress it up with those optional toppings.

In an egg scramble: Eat leftovers for breakfast! Throw some into a skillet with egg whites/substitute, and a tasty morning meal is just minutes away.

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