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Low Sodium Taco Chicken Instant Pot

This low sodium Instant Pot taco seasoned chicken is so simple and easy you can’t pass it up when you get a taco craving.  In less than 15 minutes you can have a full meal when you prepare the other toppings while the chicken is cooking.

Low Sodium Instant Pot Taco Seasoned Chicken

Sodium Total  200 mg   –   Sodium / Serving 20 mg    –    Calories / Serving  31

Low sodium shredded taco seasoned chicken-1
Low sodium shredded taco seasoned chicken-1

Just four main ingredients are all it takes to make. Chicken breast, taco seasoning, chicken broth and a salsa – that’s all. Once cooked, you simply shred the chicken and you are ready to eat in 15 minutes!

The “secret” to make this low sodium is to use my Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies no salt added or optionally my Low Sodium Salsa. And of course, as always, no salt added chicken broth to create this super low sodium from what is traditionally a high sodium meal.

Low Sodium Taco Chicken Me
Low Sodium Taco Chicken Me


With this recipe, you cook thawed chicken for just 12 minutes and frozen chicken for 16. You’ll barely have prepared the other toppings in the time it takes to make perfect spicy taco shredded chicken breasts!

Just place the whole chicken breast in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add no sodium chicken broth.

Then sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over chicken breasts. Then cover the top of the breasts with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies no salt added. Try not to disturb the seasoning too much, but don’t worry about it to much.

Set the pot to “Manual” and adjust time to cook for 12 minutes if thawed and 15 minutes if frozen.

When cook time is done immediately release pressure, removing chicken only and finely shred breasts, simply by using two forks. Lately I have pulled the chicken apart into large chucks and then using a hand mixer to shred. It is amazingly effective and quick!

Recombine with juice from Instant Pot or spoon juice over taco and serve as desired.

That’s all there is to make this quick, incredibly delicious low sodium Instant Pot taco Chicken whenever you get the craving!


This recipe both freezes and reheats easily! Freeze left overs in serving size freezer bags to use later and just microwave until hot for a quick meal.

Taco with low sodium shredded taco seasoned chicken
Taco with low sodium shredded taco seasoned chicken

In particular they make the perfect to make a Nacho Platter for the game or last minute guests! As well as serve with soft corn tortilla wraps or even to serve this over a bed of rice and beans for another fast meal. You can easily liven up a simple tossed salad with this healthy spicy protein and you have a complete meal ready in minutes!

Recipes to help make Taco Chicken or try instead all low sodium!
My Instant Pot


To make this awesome Instant Pot Low Sodium Meal I used my 6 quart Instant Pot LUX60V3 6 in 1*. The Instant Pot multi-cooker, combines 6 kitchen appliances in one, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer. This Instant Pot is one of the very few appliances that stay on my counter since I use several times a week. It’s super easy to use and clean.

As always, please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! I get motivated when I hear from you and am interested to learn about how you liked and served your Instant Pot low sodium taco chicken. So please leave a comment or rating and share any tips you might have.

Spicy taco shredded chicken low sodium

Low Sodium Taco Chicken Instant Pot

Author: Bill
With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes you can make taco seasoned chicken in the Instant Pot to satisfy your taco craving anytime!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizer, Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10 +
Calories 31 kcal


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts fresh or frozen about 2 lbs.
  • 1/2 cup no sodium added chicken broth
  • 1 10 oz. can Rotel Diced tomatoes and green Chilies no salt added

For the taco spice:

  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Corn taco shells or no-low sodium tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • My homemade Salsa
  • Chopped onion


  • Place chicken breast in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add no sodium chicken broth.
  • Sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over chicken breasts. Then cover on top with the Rotel.
  • Put cover on pot and ensure valve is in sealed position. Press “Manual” and adjust time to cook for 12 minutes if thawed and 15 minutes if frozen.
  • When 12 minutes timer has finished, release pressure immediately. Then remove and finely shred chicken. Recombine with juice from Instant Pot and serve as desired.


To make this low sodium meal you can also use my low sodium salsa and taco seasoning recipe.
Nutrition information is for chicken only and does not include taco shells or toppings.
Add another teaspoon or two of seasoning for spicier flavor.

Recipe Equipment & ingredients


Calories: 31kcal
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Nutrition InformationThe information shown is provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be substituted for a doctors or nutritionist’s advice. Please understand that not everyone’s sodium requirements are the same, therefore some recipes may be higher than you’re allowed. Always consult with your doctor for your recommended daily sodium allowance.

Taco shredded chicken on corn tortilla
Taco shredded chicken on corn tortilla

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4 thoughts on “Low Sodium Taco Chicken Instant Pot”

  1. 4 stars
    Your website has been a godsend for me as I have been creating my own recipes to feed a friend who is restricted to under 1000 mg of sodium a day. I have been working to plan 3 squares, 2 snacks and an evening dessert for this person who is paralyzed from the waist done and I must also control caloric intake at the same time. To make it even more difficult I have to cut every recipe down to 2 servings so she doesn’t have to eat the same thing every day for a week and I am fixing these meals at my home and transporting them to her. The only thing I can see wrong with this recipe is I don’t see where you accounted for the sodium in the taco shells. Which by my calculations should add 30 mg sodium to the serving. I work a full time job, care for my elderly mother and this friend and for time reasons must sometimes rely on store bought options. Thank you for including them

    • Hey Tina, The recipe does not include the taco shells or the toppings. I know the pics show my my low sodium flour tortilla’s. But it’s hard to calculate what people may use for topping’s etc. / beyond the basic recipe though. Actually I have been using the store bought corn tortilla lately, which you can find for 10mg / per.
      I pray for your friend, mother and yourself… and the care you are giving.

  2. This recipe is great. I’ve used it multiple times and they always turn out delicious. Thank you for sharing.


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