Instant Pot Taco Bake

This recipe uses our Instant Pot Salsa Cilantro Chicken, that is already posted on the blog. You are welcome to substitute with a different chicken, but I promise you won’t be disappointed if you use the above recipe!

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PS – you will need a spring form pan that fits in your Instant Pot!


  • 1 1/2 LBS Cooked Salsa Cilantro Chicken (or your preferred chicken or taco meat)
  • 2 cups Tortilla Chips (crushed)
    • Note: enough to cover the bottom of your spring form pan
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice (we love this recipe)
  • 1 Can of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 or more Cups of Cheddar Cheese (will vary based on your spring form pan)
  • 1 Cup Salsa (your favorite one)
  • 1 Jalapeno (seeds removed and diced)
  • 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes (quartered)


  • Oil the inside of the Instant Pot spring form pan
  • Layer the bottom of the spring form pan evenly with crushed tortilla chips
  • Layer two: 1/3 of the cheddar cheese evenly on the chips
  • Layer three: all of the rice in an even layer
  • Layer four: all of the taco meat
  • Layer five: all salsa evenly spooned over the taco meat
  • Layer six: 1/3 of the cheddar cheese
  • Layer seven: Black Beans
  • Layer eight: Last 1/3 cheddar cheese
  • Top with chopped jalapenos and tomatoes
  • Lightly salt the top
  • Spray or rub one side of aluminum foil with olive oil and cover the spring form pan with the oiled side down
  • Place 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot
  • Place the full spring form pan into the trivet
  • Using the trivet handles, lower the spring form pan and trivet into the instant pot
  • Place the Instant Pot lid on and seal seal the pressure release valve
  • Pressure cook for 20 minutes plus 10 minutes of natural pressure release
  • Carefully pull the taco bake loaded spring loaded pan from the Instant Pot and place on a cutting board or plate, remove the aluminum foil, and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Release the spring form, slide it up and set aside
  • Slice the taco bake with a chef’s knife or spatula and serve slices of incredible taco bake
  • Top with your favorite taco sauce, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo… enjoy!

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