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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos are an easy weeknight dinner. Taco shells filled with yummy buffalo chicken and topped with a fresh creamy coleslaw .
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken,, instant pot, instant pot buffalo chicken tacos
Servings: 10 tacos
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

Ingredients

THE BUFFALO CHICKEN

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (you can use all chicken breast or all chicken thighs or a mix of the two- you just need two pounds total)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Ranch Seasoning Packet
  • ½ cup Buffalo wing sauce (be sure its not just plain hot sauce- it makes a difference)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

THE SLAW

  • 1 lb bag coleslaw mix (or you can shred your own cabbage)
  • 1/2 cup thinly diced green onion
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Light Mayo (I use Dukes)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (white vinegar will work)
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp sweetener of choice (I use stevia in the raw and 1/2 tsp is plenty- if using a different sweetener or sugar/honey. I'd start with a little and add to taste!)

THE TACOS

    • tortillas (corn or flour)
    • cheese if you want it! we like Colby Jack, mozzarella, or bleu cheese here!
    • tomato/avocado/salsa if you want it!

    Instructions

    Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

    • Place chicken, ranch seasoning, pepper and buffalo seasoning into the instant pot. Put the lid on and click into the lock position. Cook on high for 12 minutes. Let naturally release for about 10 minutes. Shred chicken with two forks. I recommend the fork method and keeping pieces larger.
    • Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean up), spray lightly with cooking spray, and add the chicken and juices/sauce from the instant pot. Spread out and broil for about 10-12 minutes or until you've got some browned and crispy edges on the pieces.
    • Build the tacos!: Warm the tortillas. Add chicken, slaw, and any desired taco-y toppings like cheese, avocado, salsa, and/or tomatoes! They taste perfect just as is!

    Notes

    Makes about 10 Tacos depending on appetite. Please adjust these measurements depending on how you like to eat your tacos/your calorie/ww needs.
    The type of tortilla isn't included in any of the information below since there is a wide variety of type and size.
    Nutritional Info coleslaw: (I add about 1/2 cup on each taco so per 1/2 cup) 34 calories, 3g fat, 150g sodium, 2g carbohydrates (1g net carb), 0.8g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol) 0.5g protein
    coleslaw: Click here for WW Personal Points (1 point per cup)
    Nutritional info for Buffalo Chicken (breast and thigh mixture): per 1 oz cooked 48 calories, 9g protein, 1g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g net carbs, 0g saturated fat, 150 g sodium, 0g fiber, 0g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 
    Click here for WW Personal Points (1 point per ounce)
    Nutritional info for Buffalo Chicken (breast only): per 1 oz cooked | 46 calories, 9g protein, 1g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g net carbs, 0g saturated fat, 150g sodium, 0g fiber, 0g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol)
    Click here for WW Personal Points (0-1 point per ounce)