Tender Taco Chicken- a Lean and Green Instapot Recipe

So, I did it. I bought an Instantpot (aka Instapot)! So many of you have been calling, texting and emailing me asking for Lean and Green Instapot recipes and I've finally got enough time to start tinkering.

I'll be honest- I've had SO much fun (and crazy success) playing with this great appliance that I'm developing a Lean and Green Instapot Recipe Cookbook that will be out before Thanksgiving! To make it easy, it will be FULL of full color recipes, nutritional information, Optavia Lean and Green Recipe Counts as well as Weight Watchers Points.

optavia instant pot cookbook

I'll send out an email to our newsletter list in the next few weeks (if you're not already on it CLICK HERE ) so keep your eyes open!  In the meantime, here's the kind of yumminess you can look forward to!

Super low in calories and higher in flavor (and protein!) this is a delicious (family friendly) recipe you can make a double batch of and use all week long!

Paired with your favorite sides you can transform this chicken into salads, wraps, soups and more. Great as an Optavia Recipe, a Weight Watchers Recipe and also a keto chicken recipe (bring on the guac and sour cream!) Happy cooking & enjoy!


Tender Taco Chicken- a Lean and Green Instapot Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 4 Serving 


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning or Southwestern Seasoning (or your favorite low carb, low salt Tex-Mex seasoning)

  • 1/2 C fresh chopped tomatoes or low carb, no sugar added salsa

  • 1 tsp Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning

  • Your favorite on-program taco condiments


  1. Rinse the chicken and add to the bottom of the Instapot. Arrange in a single llayer (some overlap is ok)

  2. Sprinkle the chicken with the Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning and the Dash of Desperation.

  3. Add the tomatoes or salsa over the chicken, using a spoon to spread it evenly.

  4. Place the lid on the Instapot and close the lid and make sure the release valve is in the seal position.

  5. Cook on high temperature for 9 minutes and then use the quick release method to reduce the steam.

  6. Remove the chicken and shred using 2 forks.

  7. You may use the liquid in the bottom of the Instapot as a sauce over the chicken for added flavor. Simply pour it over the shredded chicken. If there is a lot of liquid, you can turn your Instapot to the Saute setting and let it boil for 3-5 minutes until the liquid is reduced by 1/2. Then pour the concentrated sauce over the chicken and enjoy with your favorite taco toppings!

    Serving Size is 6 ounces of chicken. Because of the very small volume of tomatoes used, you can count it as .25 Green or one condiment.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

1 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

.25 - Green

0 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

3 Weight Watchers Points

Are you on Optavia 5&1 and Stressing? Please stop worrying... I've got your back!

No more guesswork, no counting Leans and Greens and no more worrying about what to eat. Ever.

Stacey's helped THOUSANDS learn the secret to making ridiculously delicious meals that comply with program and KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF FOREVER!

Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.