How to make Instant Pot Creamy Fiesta Chicken

Instant Pot Creamy Fiesta Chicken

Instant Pot Creamy Fiesta Chicken is made quickly & easily in your pressure cooker. A handful of ingredients & less than 30 minutes is all you need.
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, fiesta, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-1/4 cup water or broth
  • 2 cans diced green chilies - with juices small
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Add chicken, broth or water, diced green chilies, chili powder & other seasonings to the pot.

  2. Cover and set to seal.
  3. Cook on manual for 10 minutes.
  4. Once it beeps, allow to naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  5. Remove the chicken and shred in a large bowl.
  6. Return back to the juices in the instant pot and place the block of cream cheese and cheddar cheese in with the chicken.
  7. Place the lid back on but don’t turn on the Instant Pot. Just let the remaining heat make the cheese melty.
  8. Give it a good stir to spread the cheese throughout and then enjoy.