Instant Pot Chicken Nachos

by | Updated: February 1st, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

Football season may be over, but with the winter games in full swing and the college basketball championship just around the corner, it’s still really important to have some delicious recipes up your sleeve to munch away on while you and your family and friends watch the games. Not only are these Instant Pot nachos a cinch to make (we’re talking just 15 minutes), but they’re also great as leftovers so you can enjoy them again for the next night’s games!

Chicken Nachos on a Tray Topped with Avocado and Sour Cream |


2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
1 jar salsa
1 can light coconut milk
Tortilla chips
Shredded cheese


  1. Place chicken, salsa and coconut milk in Instant Pot. Close lid and turn to locked position.
  2. Push button for chicken and manually change cook time to 13 minutes.
  3. When Instant Pot beeps to signal it’s done, put on oven mitt and turn steam release handle to venting position. Make sure there is nothing above or around the valve (including your hands and face) because steam will be very hot. Wait until all steam is released before removing the Instant Pot lid.
  4. Shred cooked chicken, layer it over tortilla chips and top with cheese and any other desired nacho toppings.

Tip: These nachos taste even better the next day, so they’re a great make-ahead dish. The chicken can also be made in a slow cooker by cooking on low for 6 to 7 hours.

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at