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Shredded BBQ Chicken Tacos in less the 30 minutes

Shredded BBQ Chicken Tacos

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Created by Mariam E.
This Shredded BBQ Chicken Tacos taco recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, which makes it a great recipe for busy families!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Entree
Servings 8


  • 2 large chicken breasts 2 lbs.
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsps. paprika
  • 2 tsps. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Honey BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 6 medium tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage optional


  • 1 cup fresh pineapple petite diced
  • 2 tbsps. purple onion petite diced
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lime or 2 tsps. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Marinate the chicken breasts with 1/2 of the salt, black pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powder.
  • Heat the oil in the instant pot and pan sear the chicken for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Add the water, rest of the salt, Worchester and BBQ sauce.
  • Cook the chicken on high pressure for 15 minute and then release the heat. Open and shred the chicken up to serve with the tacos.


  1. I love using Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ Sauce for this recipe. You can use any other brand, as long as you use a sweet BBQ one.
  2. For this recipe I used 2 large chicken breasts. When you shred them it makes a lot of tacos. We are only 4 at home but it's plenty to have multiple rounds for adults. If the chicken breasts you are using are a bit smaller, you can always add 1-2 more.
  3. Warm your tortillas in the oven or microwave before filling them. This helps them to become more soft and pliable and they are easier to hold.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1222IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
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