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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

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Those tortillas add a lot of carbs to your meal. If you are looking for a healthier dinner option, this Instant Pot chicken burrito bowl is perfect! Its packed full of protein, flavor, and is super easy to make in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Burrito Bowls

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Chicken Burrito Bowl Tips and Tricks

Using your Instant Pot is super easy once you start using it! But, if you are a newbie, here are some simple tips and tricks to make your meal come out perfect:

  1. Scrape the inner pot. After using the sauté, be sure to use a tad bit of water to scrape the residue off the bottom. This helps prevent the dreaded burn notice.
  2. Consider a natural release. Once the time is up, let your pot sit for about 10 minutes then do a manual release. This will prevent the contents from spewing out of the valve.
  3. Don’t stir the rice. Press the rice into the liquid so it is submerged, but do not stir it. You don’t want the rice to be on the bottom of the inner pot, or you will get a burn notice.

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl INGREDIENTS

This chicken burrito bowl recipe is packed full of protein and healthy ingredients. Make sure you have everything you need before you get started! Here’s a shopping list:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP garlic, minced
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
  • 16-ounce salsa (or 16 oz jar salsa)
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
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HOW TO MAKE THIS Instant pot chicken burrito bowl

Whether you are new to Instant Pot, or a seasoned pressure cooker, you’ll love making this chicken burrito bowl recipe! Follow the simple steps below for a delicious low carb dinner option:

Step 1: Sauté the Onions

Press “sauté” mode on your Instant Pot. Once your pot becomes hot, add in your oil, and onions. Stir occasionally for about 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften.

Step 2: Season the Chicken

While your onions are cooking, season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

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Step 3: Sauté the garlic

Add in your minced garlic. Stir for about one minute.

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Step 4: Turn off Sauté and Add Broth

Add in your chicken broth. Scrape any residue from the onion and garlic that may still remain on the bottom of your pot.

Step 5: Add in the Main Ingredients

Next, add in your chili powder, cumin, chicken breasts, Black beans, corn, and salsa. Mix well.

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Step 6: Add in the Rice

On top of the mixture add your white rice. Press the rice grains into the liquid making sure that every grain is submerged, but don’t stir.

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Step 7: Lock the Lid

Press cancels on your instant pot. Close and lock the lid. Make sure that the valve is closed.

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Step 8: Pressure Cook

Press the manual or pressure cook button and set your instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes.

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Step 9: Release the Pressure

Once the cooking time is complete, do a manual release by releasing the pressure yourself. To prevent it from spewing, you can allow a 10 minute natural release before manually releasing the pressure.

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Step 10: Serve and Enjoy Your Chicken Burrito Bowl

Open the lid, and gently mix everything together.

Transfer to bowls and then top with your favorite toppings. You can top with diced tomatoes, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and more! Enjoy your chicken burrito bowl.

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Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl is not your ordinary protein dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
  • 16-ounce salsa (or 16 oz jar salsa)
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

Press “Sauté” mode onyour Instant Pot. Once your pot becomes hot, add in your oil, and onions. Stir occasionally for about 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften.

While your onions are cooking, season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Add in your minced garlic. Stir for about one minute.

Add in your chicken broth. Scrape any residue from the onion and garlic that made still remain on the bottom of your pot.

Next, add in your chili powder, cumin, chicken breasts, Black beans, corn, and salsa. Mix well.

On top of the mixture add your white rice. Press the rice grains into the liquid making sure that every grain is submerged.

Press cancels on your instant pot. Close and lock the lid. Make sure that the valve is closed.

Set your instant pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the cooking time is complete, do a manual release by releasing the pressure yourself.

Open the lid, and gently mix everything together. Transfer two bowls and then top with your favorite toppings.

You can top with diced tomatoes, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and more! Enjoy!




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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1905mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 23g

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Can I Use Frozen Chicken Breasts?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken breasts in this recipe. Just increase the cooking time to 15 minutes.

How To Store Leftovers?

This dish can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this dish for up to 2 months. When you are ready to eat it, just thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stove top.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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3 Comments

  1. I’m confused; in the recipe it says to divide the broth but it’s not clear when to use the other half.

    1. There are no instructions to divide the broth. Step four says to add the chicken broth and that is when you add it. 🙂

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