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Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos are an amazing low-carb dinner with my favorite low-carb tortillas, or use lettuce wraps for Keto! Use the Pressure Cooker Index to find more Instant Pot recipes like this one.

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Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos found on KalynsKitchen.com

For years I’ve been a fan of slow cooker summer dinners when the weather is too hot to cook, and things like Slow Cooker Browns-in-the CrockPot Taco Meat and Slow Cooker Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowls are summer dinner favorites at my house. But now I’m loving the way Instant Pot meals can also keep the kitchen cool. And these Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos have a dose of cool Greek salsa to make them even better for a summer dinner option.

There’s no doubt that these Instant Pot Greek Chicken Tacos are a close relative to the Instant Pot Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls I posted a few months ago. And that’s a delicious dinner as well, but when it’s summer you might not want the hot cauliflower rice that’s the base of the bowl, and doesn’t everyone love tacos you can eat with your hands?

For anyone who’s not quite an Instant Pot fan just yet, you could definitely use the recipe for Slow Cooker Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls and then make the lemony Greek chicken into tacos like I did for this recipe. I hope that will convince everyone to put Greek Chicken Tacos on the menu soon, because these were so delicious! And if you have tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden or Farmers Market, that will make these tacos even better!


Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos found on KalynsKitchen.com

Making the Chicken for Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos:

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  1. Trim the chicken breasts and cut each breast into 2 or 3 lengthwise strips and put them in the Instant Pot.
  2. Zest two lemons and then squeeze the juice.
  3. Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, Greek Seasoning, olive oil, chicken stock, Greek Oregano, and a little fresh ground black pepper and pour that liquid over the chicken.
  4. Lock lid on the Instant Pot and set to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 8 minutes. Then do NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes before you release the rest of the pressure.

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos found on KalynsKitchen.com

Finishing and Assembling Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos:

  1. Let the chicken cool on a cutting board, then shred it apart with two forks. (If it seems like there’s too much liquid in the Instant Pot, cook on SAUTE / HIGH HEAT for a few minutes to reduce the liquid.)
  2. Put the shredded chicken back into the flavorful liquid in the Instant Pot and let it absorb the liquid while you chop cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and red onion and combine with Feta and Italian Dressing to make the Greek Salsa.
  3. When you’re ready to make tacos, heat low-carb tortillas in a hot dry pan for a minute or so on each side to soften the tortilla.
  4. Then fill each tortilla with a generous scoop of the shredded chicken topped with some of the Greek salsa mixture, and devour!

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal:

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos are amazing for a one-dish summer meal. But if you want to add something else, Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme would be a nice side dish!

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Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos

Yield 8 tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos are an amazing summer dinner idea that includes lemony Greek chicken with a tasty Greek salsa that's perfect for summer!

Ingredients

Instant Pot Ingredients:

  • 4 large chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into lengthwise strips
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 T Greek Seasoning
  • 2 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp. Greek Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper

Greek Salsa Ingredients:

  • 3 medium cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 4 oz. crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-sugar Italian dressing of your choice (see notes)

Taco Ingredients:

  • 8 small low-carb tortillas (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Trim the chicken breasts and cut each breast lengthwise into 2-3 strips, depending on how large the chicken breasts are. Put chicken strips into the Instant Pot.
  2. Grate the zest from the lemons (using a Lemon Zester (affiliate link) is easiest). Then cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice.
  3. Whisk the zest and juice together with the Greek Seasoning, olive oil, chicken stock, Greek oregano, and black pepper to make the cooking sauce. Pour that liquid over chicken in the Instant Pot.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 8 minutes. Then do NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes before you release the rest of the pressure.
  5. When the pressure has all been released, use a slotted spoon to remove chicken to a cutting board, leaving the flavorful sauce in the Instant Pot. (If it seems like there's too much liquid in the Instant Pot, cook on SAUTE / HIGH HEAT for a few minutes to reduce the liquid.) Shred chicken apart with two forks, put it back in the Instant Pot, and stir gently so the chicken is coated with liquid. Keep chicken warm on the low setting while you prep the other ingredients.
  6. To make Greek Salsa, chop the cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives (or black olives), and red onion.  Put those chopped ingredients in a bowl, stir in the 1/4 cup Italian dressing, and then gently stir in the crumbled Feta.
  7. When you're ready to make tacos, heat each tortilla in a dry frying pan over high heat until the tortilla is hot and softened. (Cast iron frying pans (affiliate link) are best for this.)
  8. Fill each tortilla with a generous scoop of the hot shredded lemon chicken and top with a scoop of the Greek salsa. Fold over and devour!
  9. You can keep the shredded lemon chicken in the fridge for a day or two and reheat in a pan or in the microwave.  For the Greek salsa mixture, I would make that fresh each time when you're eating the leftovers.

Notes

Use any brand of Greek Seasoning (affiliate link) for this recipe, but check that it's gluten-free if needed. Greek Oregano (affiliate link) is often just called oregano in the stores, but don't use Mexican Oregano for this recipe. I greatly prefer Kalamata olives (affiliate link) for this but if they aren't a go at your house just use regular black olives.

I like Newman's Own Original Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate link), which has only 2 carbs in 1/4 cup. I used my favorite low-carb tortillas, fajita size. Nutritional information is calculated using these ingredients and calculating net carbs for the tortillas.

I used a 6-Quart Instant Pot (affiliate link) for this recipe.

This recipe adapted from a recipe created by Kalyn for Instant Pot  Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 4g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 958mg Carbohydrates: 11.5g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 15g Protein: 29g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos are a great dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including phases 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet. If you want this recipe to be Keto, just serve in lettuce wraps instead of the low-carb tortillas and use a few less tomatoes!

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    8 Comments on “Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek Chicken Tacos”

  1. I pulled up the the nutritional information on yummily for Instant Pot Low-Carb Greek chicken tacos. It showed 42 grams of net carbs. I don’t believe this is considered low carb. Please confirm.

    • Unfortunately the database on Yummly doesn’t have every ingredient in it so their information is not always accurate. When I say “low-carb tortillas”, they calculate it as “tortillas” which is a huge difference. I’m guessing they might also have the wrong numbers for “low-sugar Italian dressing” because they don’t recognize the “low-sugar” description. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about that.

      [edit December 2019] I have started the lengthy process of calculating nutritional information and this recipe has been done!

  2. Made this recipe last night. It was super awesome! Thank you so much for putting this delicious recipe together for us. BTW how many calories are in 1 serving?

  3. Delicious! I love this twist!

  4. Adding these tacos to our menu for next week! They sound just perfect! Thank you for the shout out to my fajitas recipe!