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Creamy Salsa Chicken Tacos

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Who decided tacos were only designated for Tuesday’s? Because I’d like to explain to them that tacos are welcomed and invited every day in my house! AMIRIGHT?

This recipe is so easy that I almost didn’t write it up because it didn’t seem “blog worthy”. But then I thought, Anna, every taco recipe is blog worthy! Duh!

But really, y’all, this recipe couldn’t be any easier! You can make it in the Crock-Pot (RIP Jack) or Instant Pot, whatever floats your boat!

I like to serve this chicken “Chipotle style” with my Mexican Cauliflower Rice, queso, guacamole, and salsa. But it’s just as good in a cheese shell, with a fork, or wrapped in some low carb tortillas!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Anna Hunley | Keto In Pearls
Basic ingredients, kid-friendly, and easy-on-the-budget chicken tacos. 3NC per serving. Crock-pot and instant pot options!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • 12 oz mild salsa I used Herdez
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened


  • Pour chicken stock into Instant Pot.
  • Add chicken to the pot and sprinkles spices on top.
  • Add salsa on top of the chicken. Do not stir.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Manually release steam after 5 minutes of natural pressure release.
  • Remove chicken and shred with two forks.
  • Add cream cheese to the pot and stir in juices until cream cheese is completely melted.
  • Add chicken back to the pot and toss together.
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Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Hi there! I have tried your crack chicken and it was so good! I want to try this chicken taco recipe, but what about the tortilla? Are we allowed to have corn tortillas on the keto? Also on the crack chicken picture, it shows it iwhat looks like a flour it something else? I wasn't sure how to serve the crack chicken with nothing to put it on lol

Anna Hunley

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Corn tortillas would not be appropriate for a ketogenic diet because they are very high in carbs. If you really want a tortilla substitute, most brands have low carb options that are in the 5-7g net carb range. Just check your local store. As for crack chicken, we don't put it in anything and just eat it with a fork. :)