Shredded chicken thighs, infused with the flavors of garlic, ancho chile powder and tomatoes, make a delicious taco filling in just eight minutes thanks to your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Don't have this spice? Any mild chile powder will work well.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle chicken with chile powder, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a multicooker using sauté mode. (No sauté mode? See Tip.) Working in batches, if necessary, add the chicken to the multicooker and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Add onion to the multicooker and cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add tomatoes and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken and any accumulated juices on top of the tomatoes. Close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

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  • Release the pressure. Transfer the chicken to a clean plate. Transfer the tomato mixture to a medium bowl. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred the chicken and add it to the tomato mixture. Stir to combine.

  • To assemble the tacos, divide the chicken mixture among tortillas (about 1/4 cup each) and top with equal amounts of cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Tips

Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Tip: No sauté mode? In Step 1, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, if necessary, add chicken to the pan and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Add onion to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Place tomatoes and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in the multicooker. Place the chicken on top and proceed with recipe.

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 29.9g 10% DV; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 20.6g 32% DV; saturated fat 6.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 122.1mg 41% DV; vitamin a iu 1065.5IU 21% DV; vitamin c 7.9mg 13% DV; folate 49.8mcg 12% DV; calcium 161mg 16% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 71.1mg 25% DV; potassium 544.2mg 15% DV; sodium 659.9mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV.
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