Get your Fiesta Friday on (or any day, for that matter) with this Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken! Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken is one of the easiest recipes to make! It’s simply dump, done, and eat. No need for extra prep or steps! And, in less than half an hour, you can have a hearty and delicious meal that is perfect served over rice, eaten in tortillas, or even as a nacho topping!

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

While my family loves a good Taco Tuesday, I have always personally loved Fiesta Fridays more. That’s where we still have that Latin flair, but in ways other than tacos!  Whether it’s burritos, tamales, Fajita Rice bowls, or this IP Fiesta Chicken, I love to add Fiesta Fridays meals to our menu plan to spice up the end of the week for us! Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken is so easy to throw together, and super yummy. Even my 5 year old asks for seconds and that’s a mom win for me, for sure.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

In addition to the amazing taste that my family enjoys, I can’t reinforce how easy it is. You will literally put all of your ingredients in, get your Instant Pot cooking, and then BAM! Dinner is served!

Check out how easy this Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken is to make for yourself below!

And, you can serve this whatever way your heart desires! The possibilities are really endless. We like it over rice, but if you don’t feel like cooking it, you can even throw it into tortillas or on top of chips with cheese as a nacho topping! You you can even turn this into a burrito (with rice mixed in), burrito bowl, a Fiesta Chicken salad, or make it into chicken tacos…HA, we are back to this being a possible Taco Tuesday night meal!  Use your imagination and make it your own.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Now, I used the Fiesta Ranch Dip mix for the recipe, but if you want to tone it down just a bit, feel free to use just the regular Ranch Dip mix.  I like the little bit of kick and flavor with the Fiesta Ranch version. If you don’t like a lot of spice, don’t worry, the Fiesta Ranch doesn’t make it so spicy that your ears will have steam coming out of them. That reminds me, if you ARE trying to make the kick a little less, you can always use just plain diced tomatoes, without the green chilies too.  Fire it up or tone it down, it’s easy to do either way without messing anything up so just make it to your family’s likes.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

I don’t think you can find a recipe much easier than this.  Dump and done dinners are amazing and truthfully the best way to end the week. Add this recipe to your next Fiesta Friday and I am sure they will love this Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken recipe as much as my family does.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Close Instant Pot and set to sealing position. Select manual high pressure (the manual button or the pressure cook button on the newer models) and set timer for 25 minutes. When Timer is up, allow for a natural pressure release.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Pull chicken out and shred. Return chicken to pot and stir.

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Serve over rice, if you choose, and enjoy!

fiesta chicken on rice on a plate
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Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken

Instant Pot Fiesta Chicken is one of the easiest recipes to make! In less than an hour, you can have a hearty and delicious meal that is perfect served over rice, eaten in tortillas, or even as a nacho topping!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Pressure Build And Release Time 28 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author I Don't Have Time For That

Equipment

6 qt Instant Pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 chicken breast frozen or raw
  • 1.1 oz packet Fiesta Ranch dip mix
  • 15.25 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can corn, undrained
  • 8 oz cream cheese

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot.
  • Close Instant Pot and set to sealing position. Select manual high pressure (the manual button or the pressure cook button on the newer models) and set timer for 25 minutes. When Timer is up, allow for a natural pressure release.
  • Pull chicken out and shred. Return chicken to pot and stir.
  • Serve over rice, if you choose, and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican

If you are looking for another delicious and quick meal check out this Instant Pot Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice or Instant Pot Cashew Chicken!

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  1. This is my go to fiesta chicken recipe. So easy and yummy. My COMPLAINT is that the chicken is way over cooked at 25 minutes. At 25 mins the chicken is tuff to shred. Tonight I did 11 minutes (thermometer checked temp) and everything was plenty cooked and so much easier to shred!

  2. 5 stars
    I use 2 packets of the fiesta ranch dip, kidney beans instead of black beans and either hot or mild rotel plus a small can of diced jalepenos. I juice a lime in it as well. Set it on meat/stew high pressure for 20 mins. Release pressure and use my electric beater. Perfect every time!! My favorite so far. Boxed rice the Mexican kind is delicious or served with salsa verse chips. I have made enchiladas with white cheese with these. So many options. They freeze well in zip lock bags

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for Super Bowl Sunday. Couldn’t find Fiesta Ranch Mix, so used a plain Ranch Mix and seasoned the chicken with some chili powder. Instead of canned corn, I used 1 cup of frozen corn and 2/3 cup of water. Used Neufchatel cheese instead of full fat cream cheese. It was great. Should have used a little less water (but I was afraid of getting the dreaded burn notice – I did not). The Neufchatel didn’t melt as well as regular cream cheese, but it was fine with a little extra stirring at the end of the cycle. Sauce thickened up over time. Used the end product in tacos, as a dip with tortilla chips, and rolled up in a burrito that I air-fried like a chimichanga. Would also be terrific in enchiladas.

  4. 5 stars
    Thankyou for this delicious recipe, I used frozen corn and 1/2 cup chicken broth to make up for liquid,No fiesta ranch just plain ,store was out, so used some chipotle seasoning, I ate over little bit of rice with sour cream and cilantro with flour tortilla, Sooo Good; will be a new go to recipe… Thankyou so Much God Bless……

  5. 5 stars
    Love this!!! It’s my absolute favorite thing I’ve made! Will definitely add to weekly rotation! Thank you soooo much for this amazing recipe!!!!!! (Only change was I swapped pinto beans for black beans and regular ranch dip powder) 😋

  6. I’ve made it a few times now and it’s a family fav! Couldn’t find fiesta ranch so used half a package of ranch and half package of taco seasoning the first time. I use a full package of each now because we all like the extra flavor. We use it for burrito filling with rice in the burrito. Thanks for posting!

    1. I usually find it at Walmart. If you use regular it will absolutely still work but the flavor will be different. 🙂

    2. I substituted fiesta ranch to a package if ranch and a package of taco seasonings. Also McCormick has a fiesta chicken seasoning package which is very similar.

  7. Sorry, but I am new to the instant pot world. Do I need to add any water to this in-order for it to come to pressure? Thanks