Instant Pot Taco Bowls are a great starter meal to make in your Instant Pot! They are quick to make, easy, and minimal steps required. Flavored bits of tender chicken, cauliflower rice, and all the fixing you love to top a classic taco, all in one bowl. This will easily become and Instant Pot recipe that is a family favorite.
Our family loves a good Tex-Mex dish, they always get devoured. The Instant Pot Taco Pie is the most popular recipe on my blog, why? Because so many people love to make Mexican dishes at home just like me! If you are on the hunt for your next Taco Tuesday main dish, give this taco bowl recipe a go.
If you are not a huge chicken fan you can always reach for ground turkey as well. This will adapt well and give you those savory flavors you are looking for!
I think what makes this a stand out dish is the savory chicken with all the light and refreshing toppings. I always reach for items like tomatoes, cilantro, avocado or guacamole, sour cream, etc. It adds so many new dimensions to the recipe, to make it really stand out and win people over with the flavors.
Tex Mex Taco Bowl
A huge benefit to this taco bowl is the versatility and flexibility of ingredients? My picky 7-year-old could pick the toppings she wanted to fit her taste buds while I could pile on all the goodies, and we all were happy and content. It isn’t like other dishes where you sacrifice flavor because someone doesn’t like an ingredient.
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What Size Instant Pot Did You Use For the Taco Bowls
For this, I used a 6 quart Instant Pot. Now if you are using a larger pot, you might add in more liquid so you miss getting a burn notice.
Can I Substitute The Cauliflower Rice
Absolutely! Our family loves the cilantro lime cauliflower rice, but you can use any rice you want. Brown, white, or Jasmine, the choice is yours. Just pick a rice you and your family like.
- 2 lbs Chicken Thighs
- 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 Avacado
- 1 Roma Tomato
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 servings Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Press saute on your instant pot
- Add about 2 Tbsp cooking oil and saute chicken until it starts to turn white
- Turn off saute and deglaze the bottom of the pan to get any stuck bits of chicken
- Add all dry ingredients and water replace lid and press manual high for 5 minutes
- When it beeps QR, remove lid and press saute and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes
- Turn off pot and allow to sit for sauce to thicken
- To assemble bowls
- Rice first and top with chicken, tomato, avocado and sour cream
I hope you all love this recipe if you give it a try! Leave a comment below and let me know!
What is your go-to taco toppings?