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Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 276 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless or bone in, doesn't matter
  • 14 ounce can tomatoes stewed, diced, whatever!
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce could add more if you like spicy heat
  • 1 small onion chunked
  • 4 cloves garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Fixing options:

  • shredded cabbage chopped cilantro (could be blended into the sauce too), onion, avocado, pickled jalapeño, tomato, cotija or feta (IF ALLOWED), hot sauce.


  1. Preheat you Instant Pot on the 'saute' feature.
  2. Salt and pepper your thighs, then place in a single layer in the pot to brown, do not overcrowd. Leave alone for 3-5 minutes to really crisp up and brown the sides, then flip and brown the other.
  3. Meanwhile, place all the remaining ingredients into your blender and puree.
  4. When thighs are done browning, place the remaining thighs right in over the top (could elect to brown all thighs in a few batches, but I just wanted to develop the flavor a bit and bypassed browning all of them). and pour the pureed sauce over the top.
  5. Lock on your lid, set your manual setting to 12 minutes.
  6. When it is complete, turn Instant Pot off, and natural release.
  7. Remove thighs and set aside to shred.
  8. With the remaining sauce, use the 'saute' feature to reduce the liquid by at least half.
  9. While the sauce reduces, shred the chicken with two forks or your fingers.
  10. Toss the chicken with the reduced sauce.
  11. Ready to serve in any style tacos, nachos, or atop a taco salad!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 535mg23%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.