Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl is the scrumptious homemade version of a Chipotle chicken burrito bowl. It’s a no-prep, pressure-cooked, Mexican bowl with chicken, rice, beans, corn, and customizable fresh toppings that's ready in 30 minutes!
To the Instant Pot, add BLACK BEANS, CORN, SALSA, CHICKEN BROTH, TACO SEASONING, BLACK PEPPER, and RICE. Stir to combine.
Place a 3” tall trivet in the Instant Pot and lay CHICKEN BREAST on the trivet. Sprinkle more taco seasoning on chicken breast for color, if desired. *see recipe footnote about trivet
Close the lid, turn pressure release valve to “sealing", and pressure cook on HIGH for 5 minutes.
When cook cycle completes, allow a 10 minute natural pressure release (NPR) and carefully release any remaining steam and open the lid.
Transfer CHICKEN to a plate with tongs. Insert a meat thermometer in the chicken to confirm a minimum internal temperature of 165°F. Cover chicken and allow to rest a few minutes. *see recipe footnote about temperature
Shred the chicken and stir it back into the burrito bowl filling.
Build the chicken burrito bowl
Scoop desired amount of filling into bowls with your choice of toppings.
Storage and reheat instructions
Store chicken bowl filling separate from produce in an airtight container up to five days in the refrigerator.
To reheat, add a splash of liquid to moisten filling ingredients and reheat via stove or microwave, stirring as needed.
About the trivet
The trivet should be tall enough to clear the surface of the rice in order to not smash the rice mixture under the trivet. This is intended to prevent burning.
What if my chicken breast didn’t quite reach 165° on the meat thermometer after cooking?
This is uncommon, but if it doesn’t reach 165°, set it back on top of the trivet and repeat the pressure cook process for 1 more minute. Then depressurize and test again to confirm the chicken is 165°. I’ve never had this happen with this recipe, but I could see it happening with an extra large chicken breast, multiple chicken breasts, or a partially frozen breast.