20 Minute Chicken Burrito Bowls
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 124
Rating: 4.35
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Course Dinner
Difficulty Difficult
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
4-6 servings
Pot Mixture:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if large, cut in half)
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 12 ounce frozen corn kernels
  • 15 ounce black beans 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
For Serving:
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded mexican blend cheese
  • Diced avocado
Course Dinner
Difficulty Difficult
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
4-6 servings
Pot Mixture:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if large, cut in half)
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 12 ounce frozen corn kernels
  • 15 ounce black beans 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
For Serving:
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded mexican blend cheese
  • Diced avocado
Votes: 124
Rating: 4.35
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  1. Add the Pot Mixture ingredients to the Instant Pot, in the order listed.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board and shred, then return to the pot and stir.
  6. Serve in a bowl topped with sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded Mexican-blend cheese and diced avocados.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

144 replies
  1. Gmhiggins
    Gmhiggins says:

    Looks like it’ll be watery at first, but after shredding the chicken and putting it back, it’s great. Could use a little more taco seasoning maybe.

  2. NLAustin
    NLAustin says:

    Great taste. I have an 8 quart IP so I used 3 cups of broth instead of 2. Next time I’ll use 3 chicken breasts instead of 2. Chicken was not as tender. Will make this again with less chicken.

  3. Brandonschiltz16
    Brandonschiltz16 says:

    Followed the recipe just as is. Turned out great! I’ve made a handful of meals in the IP and this recipe was by far the easiest.

  4. Srhmarco@gmail.com
    Srhmarco@gmail.com says:

    My son and I made this as our first recipe. I used frozen chicken breast as it arrived at dinner time. My son was amazed at how quickly it cooked and said it was amazing. He then wanted some to take to school for lunch. First time hit. My husband said the chicken tasted a little dry, thus the 4stars.

  5. Abohrer12
    Abohrer12 says:

    First meal with Instant Pot….. dont buy it! Followed recipe exactly, display showed on, then switched to burn, every time!! Had frozen pizzas for dinner! Will make sure to pass this along to anyone thinking about buying an Instant Pot!!

  6. Snowflake71
    Snowflake71 says:

    At 12 mins my rice wasnt even close to cooked and food was stuck to the bottom of the pot. Back on now for 6 mins which means longer because its got to get up to pressure. Hopefully it tastes good or this was a huge waste

  7. Julie0723
    Julie0723 says:

    I used my 8qt IP and made this recipe as the first meal. It was super simple and delicious. I doubled the recipe so it took a little longer to preheat but it was perfect. This will be worked into the rotation on a regular basis.

  8. Cassiemacd
    Cassiemacd says:

    Made it and husband and i loved it! Id add more taco seasoning. And hit salsa to give it more flavour.

  9. Too much pressure
    Too much pressure says:

    Delicious! First recipe i used with the pot. Don’t know why people have a hard time making it. So so easy, just as directed. It seems a little watery when you first pull off the lid after cooking, but by the time you shred the chicken, it’s perfect. Will definitely make again!

  10. JNNorth
    JNNorth says:

    Followed recipe exactly, even layering as it says. Took a long time to heat up and then got a burn warning. I quick released pressure and check the contents of the pot. It was partially cooked. Nothing was sticking on the bottom, all seals and vents looked good. I adjusted some added broth per a website i looked up on how to deal with burn warning. It did the same thing again but some burned to the bottom this time. The meal could be easily saved and finished in the oven. So not a total loss

  11. Dgbradley
    Dgbradley says:

    Made this today and the rice was not cooked. It was still quite crunchy. Anyone else had this problem?

  12. bjelleybean
    bjelleybean says:

    This is recipe no. 5 in the pot and it was easy and delicious. Followed directions exactly and it cooked perfectly.

  13. Thiel2018
    Thiel2018 says:

    Skipping the avocado, this is definitely a do-again recipe and has been favorited in the app. Delicious, hearty. I couldn’t finish my bowl. Plenty left for tomorrow since my son is a picky eater and so it’s only my husband and I eating it.

  14. BeMe
    BeMe says:

    Made ours based on this recipe but changed it up. Instead of salsa we added a can of Rotel. Turned out perfect!

  15. Momoniek
    Momoniek says:

    Sooo tasty! I definitely recommend laying the ingredients as listed and not stirring becuase otherwise you may get a “burn” message.

  16. JeremyJonWolfe
    JeremyJonWolfe says:

    First recipe made in our new 8 qt pot. After reading some reviews, I upped the taco seasoning to 1 1/2 packets.

    I made this as burritos and it was an instant win with the kids and easy breezy to make. Huge amount of food here. I doubt we ate half as a family of four! Maybe time to invest in a vacuum sealer… eat half, freeze half?

    My pot did briefly flash a “burn” warning, but i ignored it and everything turned out great!

  17. amydane
    amydane says:

    First recipe in the instant pot and it turned out great! We used homemade salsa which gave it so much flavor. Followed the instructions on layering ingredients as directed and not stirring – had no issues.

  18. Cwoodworth
    Cwoodworth says:

    First time using my instant pot and I followed the directions just as it said but I got the burn notice. I feel if I would add more liquid to it I would not have had this issue.

  19. Secollins23
    Secollins23 says:

    Tastes really good!!!! But i did get the burn notice that everyone talks about and i had to finish it in the oven. I think maybe for the smaller instant pots that more broth and less rice should be used though i don’t have an exact measurement to offer… This was my second ip recipe and even though my first turned out perfectly, i think this one will be the one on the meal planning rotation!

  20. Jbellino75
    Jbellino75 says:

    This was very good. This was my first time using the IP and it turned out really good. Will definitely be making this one again.

  21. Rklapwyk
    Rklapwyk says:

    First meal in my new Instant Pot. Perfect for a 6 qt pot. I only mixed in a little fresh cilantro after cooking… delicious

  22. raphaele
    raphaele says:

    So so so delious and easy!
    Chicken comes out so fantastic and moist.
    Used pinto beans (do not want to go to store) so so good.
    This will be my go to, for sure.

  23. C_Murphy
    C_Murphy says:

    If i were to use brown rice instead or white, do i need to adjust my cooking times or water content at all?

  24. Nicholaswandtke
    Nicholaswandtke says:

    I have an 8qt duo and used 3c chicken broth instead if 2c. Everything else was as directed. Turned out perfect! Kid and Husband friendly.

  25. Helenlong
    Helenlong says:

    Awesome! I added lettuce and hot sauce. Also, don’t use chicken cutlets, mine turned out a little dry, but I’ll take the blame for that one. Would definitely make again!

  26. tmcc
    tmcc says:

    First attempt at using the Instant Pot…followed the directions & got the burn message twice. Added 1 extra cup of broth and it still turned out a little mushier than I expected snd the rice wasnt fulky cooked. Family enjoyed it—I was a little underwhelmed but I’ll try it again.

  27. misskayla92
    misskayla92 says:

    I tweaked a few things (ingredients and seasonings), added 1/2 cup extra broth just for preference and it turned out better than I was expecting! First meal in my new Lux IP. I’m no longer so intimidated! Tried and True recipe!

  28. Infiniti007
    Infiniti007 says:

    First try was a success! Wasn’t sure what to expect after reading all the comments about this dish. This was the first time I’ve used the Instant Pot. Went exactly by the recipe and it was perfect. I was using a 6 quart pot. Can’t help thinking you may have to adjust the liquid amount if using a larger pot. My only suggestion would be to put the season pack directly on top of the chicken to give a bit more flavor to it, or add a little extra seasoning.

  29. Sgtnmurphy
    Sgtnmurphy says:

    I made this per the recipe. I did double the ingredients and instead of salsa I used Roteli.

    Turned out excellent.

  30. Amy Farm
    Amy Farm says:

    Added a little water because the chicken broth can was not the right amount. Ended up having too much liquid in the end. Will be adding more seasoning too, since it was watered down, and no water next time!

  31. JobieBurks
    JobieBurks says:

    Love this! Can definitely add more seasoning if you want to spice it up. I used brown rice & sprinkled blue corn chips over the top, too.

  32. ChesZeko
    ChesZeko says:

    8 qt instant pot
    3 cups of broth
    1.5 cups of brown rice
    4 chicken breasts sliced thin in half
    1/4 cup of taco seasoning
    Cooked at high pressure for 22 minutes
    Other ingredients same as recipe

  33. Amy1981
    Amy1981 says:

    First recipe in the Insta Pot. Didn’t have corn so I left it out. It was so easy and delicious but would been better with the corn. Could easy cook some up later and add to left overs. Would taste great in a Tortilla.

  34. Mishka232
    Mishka232 says:

    First meal. Amazing. Does anyone know if using the duo mini which os 3oz pot i was told to half the ingediants. Do i half the cooking time as well?

  35. Lindsay Lihou
    Lindsay Lihou says:

    Easiest instant pot meal I’ve made so far, and one of the tastiest. Chicken was juicy, rice was perfectly cooked. I used salsa verde, which added the perfect amount of spice. I also made a fresh pico de gallo to serve on top. Within an hour of coming home, we had eaten and packed up the leftovers for lunch!

  36. Maisymay
    Maisymay says:

    Absolutely amazing. I added fresh squeezed lime and cilantro just before serving along with sour cream and pico. My family begged me to make this again soon.

  37. njkoch
    njkoch says:

    Overall delicious and simple. For my 8qt the proportions worked perfectly, however the rice was a bit crunchy after 12min. Will try a bit longer next time.

  38. Rubyerin
    Rubyerin says:

    Delicious and so easy! Used yellow spanish rice and frozen chicken breasts; manual for 10 mins, perfectly cooked and family was scraping the bottom of the pot to eat it all!

  39. Kkapadia
    Kkapadia says:

    First recipe cooked in instant pot!!
    The recipe is easy to use with some additions. Adding 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth instead of 2 cups was helpful in making chicken soft.
    Cutting chicken breast in 1/3 pieces instead of 1/2
    For extra flavor add 1tsp cumin powder.
    For Serving, reserve 1/4 can of both (black beans and corn) and serve on tortillas alongwith cooked chicken, rice, fresh tomatoes and olives

  40. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Bgronitz,

    This recipe can cause a burn message if you do not layer the ingredients in the order they appear.

    When you have a burn error, release the steam and add in more liquid. You will also have to scrape the bottom of the inner pot, if there is any stuck on bits left stuck it will show burn again.

  41. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Mishka,

    Most of the time it will be the same cooking time even though the ingredients are halved. The only time you will need to reduce the time when reducing the serving size is when cooking smaller cuts of meat.

  42. Cherieanns
    Cherieanns says:

    First time making this recipe. I suggest using thawed out chicken breasts or fresh. Also you can eliminate the rice and add more beans or other veggies

  43. Tchef
    Tchef says:

    No matter how much liquid I add, it keeps giving the burn indicator and the bottom is caked with burned rice and salsa!
    Clearly something with this recipe is wrong!

  44. Daphne0024
    Daphne0024 says:

    This was a hit with the family! After reading the reviews I did add more seasoning. I also used romaine leaves as our shells, and loaded them with goodness! Makes a lot! Great meal prep recipe.

  45. aduarte
    aduarte says:

    DO NOT mix the layers of ingredients. I repeat, DO NOT. You will get a burnt layer caked on the bottom and nothing cooked properly. Lesson learned!

  46. KALePatourel
    KALePatourel says:

    This is my new favorite meal. I have made this twice now. First time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly as stated. I got the burn warning same as everyone else but I let it continue to cook. I made it tonight but this time I added 3 cups of broth instead and hit the poultry button and set it for the time it stated in the recipe. Cooked perfectly! We love it!

  47. gwayte
    gwayte says:

    Loved this recipe. I’ve made it two weeks in a row. Such an easy meal to prepare. If you don’t want to shred your chicken, cut them into bite-sized pieces before cooking.

  48. bobcorson
    bobcorson says:

    Easy to prepare…. tastes great. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Option: Substitute mexican spices to change flavour.

  49. Jammers69
    Jammers69 says:

    It tastes great and was simple and fast to prepare…… but!!!!.. per other reviews, my chicken and rice were slightly undercooked so i put it in for another 6 minutes.. i also got the burn warning and it was pretty caked on the bottom. Next time I’ll use more broth and cook it longer

  50. FischNet
    FischNet says:

    Added an extra 400ml and pound of chicken. Also ended up using the rack because it burnt to the bottom originally. These will be great to take for biking and adventure snacks!

  51. Mebalicious
    Mebalicious says:

    I used this one for my first time using the instant pot and it turned out EXCELLENT. Overall, the cooking time took longer bc the pot had to pressurize. I also cooked my chicken for 19 minutes. Here are my tweeks:
    1. No beans
    2. Add chopped onion
    3. Add chopped jalepenos
    4. Used 3 cups of chicken broth (I ended up with 1.73 lbs of chicken so I used extra for that and bc other reviews recommended 2.5 cups).

  52. LivSummers03
    LivSummers03 says:

    I tried this recipe and it turned out great! I will say though it makes A LOT of food. So if you’re making for two people you’re gonna have a lot left over. What I did was I took the extra and made burritos out of them and threw them in the freezer!
    Next time I think I may add a few jalepenjos and or some cilantro and lime for some bite!

  53. herchen3
    herchen3 says:

    Loved these!!! So delicious. Made it with brown rice so I did cook it a little longer (20 mins). Chicken was so tender I couldn’t even take it out to shred it. I just used tongs to mix it up. Was able to split it into 7 portions for lunches and they were quite big so probably could have gotten 8 out of it.

  54. Knewton
    Knewton says:

    The recipe itself was good… however despite following the recipe to a T, I had major issues with the “burn” alert. I tried adding more chicken broth and scraping the bottom, but it did not help and the pot kept shutting off. I ended up removing everything from the pot to find a thick layer of ingredients burned to the bottom. I finally just gave up and cooked the dish in a traditional oven.

  55. julieneb2
    julieneb2 says:

    I made this as directed except my kids didn’t want salsa in it so I used 3 cups of broth, cooked 12 minutes on the poultry setting, and added extra seasoning based on prior comments and it came out great! I also cut chicken into thinner breasts and it was juicy and easy to shred.

  56. Mkallay
    Mkallay says:

    All this recipe did was burn. The pot would’nt even pressurize because the rice and everything else was burning on the bottom.

  57. 0verbord
    0verbord says:

    Many people have said they got the burn warning. Here is a variation that works. Double the amount of broth to 2 cups. I used traditional basmatti rice. Add the ingredients to the pot and STIR IN THE RICE. Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Comes out perfect every time and you will not get the burn warning.

    NOTE: Generally NOT a good idea to delay cooking anything that will soak up liquid in the pot during a delay cycle. This is one such recipe. Mix and cook right away.

  58. Jwiens
    Jwiens says:

    Burn indicator kept coming on despite scraping the bottom of the pot and adding more liquid. Never came up to pressure. Ended up cooking it on the stove.

  59. Mela713
    Mela713 says:

    LOVE this Recipe!
    2nd time making this. Granted it’s a TON of food for 2 people.
    Never have had any issues with burning, but we will be on alert to make sure this doesn’t happen.
    Quick and easy!
    I like making/mixing our own Taco Seasoning because the packaged Seasonings are just too salty for our liking (Cumin, Paprika, Chili Powder). The salsa we now use, Cocina Fresca Salsa, from our local grocery store and better than using Pace Picante or like it is too “pastey”, if that makes sense.

  60. Balogy
    Balogy says:

    I just made this for dinner tonight. I followed the recipe except for using pinto beans instead of black beans. I layered everything and did not stir, and it came out perfectly. I will make this again.

  61. moreschinid
    moreschinid says:

    Horrible… Followed the directions. Got the burnt error. Opened it up added another cup of liquid. Still wasn’t enough for it to come to pressure. Wasted chicken and time

  62. Aaron
    Aaron says:

    This recipe has been my nemesis for two months. Tonight I FINALLY was able to not get a BURN message. For anyone else struggling, here’s what I did different this time.

    1. I cut the chicken longways so it covers the majority of the bottom.

    2. I measured and weighed EVERYTHING. Normally I eyeball ingredients but I used a food scale and measuring cups for every single item.

    3. Instead of dumping everything in, I gently poured each item in the center only and used a hand to flatten it out. I tried to carefully let the rice rest on top of the chicken, flatten, slowly pour corn on, etc.

    4. I didn’t move my IP once set. I usually slide it back so I have more counter space but I let it be this time so nothing could shift.

    I don’t know why this recipe is so difficult but I was finally able to conquer it by slowing down and being very careful and methodical. You can’t finagle this one. And in case it matters, I have the 6qt model.

    I hope this helps anyone in a similar situation.

  63. Park.curtis73
    Park.curtis73 says:

    Very good recipe. I also got the burn warning but switched the pressure to low and added more time. Next time I will cook on low pressure for 20 min instead of 12

  64. EonBlue
    EonBlue says:

    Don’t bother.

    I layered it as directed, received a burn notice. Ingredients were stuck to the bottom. I used an 8 qt. Ultra.

    After the burn notice, I released the pressure and added two more cups of broth. Got a burn notice a second time.

    Ended up sautéing the food in the pot. Garbage recipe.

  65. Almondtree
    Almondtree says:

    There wasn’t enough liquid so some of the rice didn’t cook. Make sure to cut up the chicken or it won’t cook all the way either. I added more liquid and am just going to cook it all the way again. Will probably be way overdone, but better than getting salmonella.

  66. Dlockwoo
    Dlockwoo says:

    Like this recipe. Have made it several times. I cooked the chicken first with a cup of water. Then did the rest of the recipe and added the chicken back at the end.

  67. Mfiala1
    Mfiala1 says:

    Cooked according to directions, chicken was pink and rice slightly undercooked, added another cup of chicken broth ,cut the chicken smaller and set for another 6 minutes, we shall see how it turns out! Really hoping we aren’t heading out for fast food!

  68. Akhiscock
    Akhiscock says:

    Great recipe! Very flexible- I used drumsticks instead of chicken breasts, and quinoa instead of rice. Next time I’ll do the quinoa separately. Very easy to make and great flavours.

  69. Winnlacey
    Winnlacey says:

    Loved this!! I added a little extra broth and switched out the taco seasoning cor fajita seasoning and cooked for 15 minutes since I used frozen chicken. Turned out perfect, so good!

  70. Winnlacey
    Winnlacey says:

    Also, I want to add that I did cut my chicken in half to make it thinner because they were pretty thick and I used the rack at the bottom so nothing sat on yhe bottom of the insert.

  71. alillian
    alillian says:

    I have an 8qt and I followed the directions exactly and it came out great. Served it with avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro, sour cream, and shredded cheese. Makes a good amount of food.

  72. Itsleern40
    Itsleern40 says:

    Easy peasy…okay use the silicone trivet. You can get it at BB & B. Add ingredients like listed. It is not rocket science. I mis it up a little. Pressurr cook at 20 mins low setting. Totally worth it. I use my trivet for all meats no need to scrub.

  73. Phill65
    Phill65 says:

    I have never had a burn indicator and have made this particular recipe 5 times. I think they should’ve specified low pressure. No burn or undercooked food yet! Tasty and quick!

  74. Jayde
    Jayde says:

    My 10 yr old daughter said its the best thing I ever made. Not sure if I am happy or sad about that 😉 but seriously its that good!! and it is soooo easy to make!

  75. jhchampion17
    jhchampion17 says:

    Followed the recipe exactly, and it was incredible! Chicken was perfectly cooked and flavorful, the rest was amazing in a tortilla with avocado, cheese, and sour cream. Definitely making this one again!

  76. mom2jpdcl
    mom2jpdcl says:

    Made this with 6 hungry other people waiting in my house. Got a burn notice THREE times!!! Dinner was delayed until after 8pm. Kids were melting down after what should have been a quick and easy 20min dinner. Wont be making this again. For someone on a budget, I wasted $20+ of ingredients and had to make something else. Rice wasnt cooked, food was burnt and chicken raw. The 3rd reset of time, I used low pressure for 16mins.

  77. Mrossate
    Mrossate says:

    Got the burn notice once, but it quickly went into the pressure cooking stage, so I let it finish cooking. It was delicious!! Whole family loved it!

  78. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi mom2jpdcl,

    We are sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t work out. Before making any of our recipes, we recommend looking at the difficulty level. The cooking level for this recipe is difficult since it is very precise. All of the ingredients have to be added in the order they are listed. When you add the chicken broth you want to add it quickly with this recipe. Otherwise, some of the liquid will start to evaporate. Before restarting, remember to always de-glaze your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, using a wooden spoon. If the unit was restarted without being de-glazed, more starch would be released. Unfortunately, this would cause it to burn more.

  79. jrpButterfly
    jrpButterfly says:

    I made this once and it turned out fantastic. Family loved it. I want to try it again, but want to try brown rice.
    From looking at the reviews, it sounds like I don’t want to mess at all with this recipe….
    Can this recipe be done with brown rice?

  80. Victoria.mederos
    Victoria.mederos says:

    Ive made this 5 or 6 times with no issue, but this time no matter what i try i get the burn message.

  81. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Victoria.mederos,

    This recipe is marked difficult because you have to make sure that everything is added as it appears in the ingredients list. Occasionally some ingredients do not have the same water content which could alter the result of recipes. We recommend adding a couple of extra tbsp of chicken broth. To correct a burn error open the lid and add more liquid and ensure that nothing is stuck at the bottom of the pot.

  82. Watch4whales
    Watch4whales says:

    I’ve made this at least 3 times with no problems. Its amazing in those soft tortilla bowls or scooped into tortilla chips!

  83. EvilPoodle
    EvilPoodle says:

    Tastes great! I used brown jasmine rice then 12min was not enough. So added another 5min high pressure and it was perfect. Ate with shred Romaine lettuce, tomato, sour cream and jalapano. You can also wrap in a tortilla.

  84. Mominkitchen
    Mominkitchen says:

    Delicious! Would this dish work if i wanted to use brown rice instead of white? Would more liquid and/ortime be needed?

  85. Maria_diaz111792
    Maria_diaz111792 says:

    First time using my instant pot, i made this recipe and it was delicious!! The other problem i had was that at 12 minutes the rice was not cooked all the way. I added about 3 more minutes and ot cooked fully. Delicious , amazing!

  86. kathrynbowler
    kathrynbowler says:

    It was a super easy meal! I used 1 1/2 cups of quinoa and 3 cups of chicken stock. My chicken was partially thawed to start. We added some sauteed peppers and onions to the pot mixture and it worked out well.

  87. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    This recipe calls for cut chicken but you certainly can.

    When cooking from frozen ensure to use a meat thermometer to check the chicken after it is done cooking to ensure it reached safe temperature. Add more cooking time if it it didnt reach proper temperature.

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