Food Recipe

March 19, 2021

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Tacos

Makes: 12 tacos

Time: Prep time – 10 minutes, Cook time – 25 minutes, Rest time – 10 minutes



  • 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 6 Tablespoons coconut cream*
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated horseradish*
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard*


  • ½ cup + 1 Tablespoons water (divided)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base (or certified gluten free chicken bouillon of choice)
  • ¾ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ onion (grated)
  • ¾ cups bbq sauce (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch (optional)
  • Taco sized tortillas
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Quick pickled red onions (optional)
  • Crumbled cojita or feta cheese (optional)
  • Lime wedges



Combine all ingredients except for the cabbage and green onions in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the shredded cabbage and chopped green onions to the bowl, and mix to coat evenly.


  1. Mix together the hot water, olive oil, and chicken bouillon. Add the ingredients to the Instant Pot in this order: chicken broth, chicken, spices, bbq sauce, onion, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Make sure to just add the bbq sauce to the top of the chicken, and not to the bottom of the insert.
  2. Cook on manual mode for 15 minutes, then let it natural release for 10 minutes before setting it to a quick release to release the remaining pressure. Once the pressure release valve drops, you can carefully remove the lid.
  3. Use a hand mixer to shred the chicken directly inside the pot.
  4. If the chicken is a little more liquid than you would like, you can either pour off the excess liquid, or you can set the Instant Pot to the saute mode and mix the cornstarch and remaining 2 Tablespoons of water together. Add the cornstarch mixture to the chicken and saute to thicken it up.
  5. Taste and add additional bbq sauce to your preference.
  6. Heat the tortillas and then assemble the tacos with coconut coleslaw, shredded chicken, diced avocado, crumbled cojita or feta, quick pickled onions, and serve with a lime wedge.