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Instant Pot Cafe Rio Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 15 servings 1x


  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen is okay)
  • 2 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat (frozen is okay)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Add the Italian dressing and the chicken broth to the pot. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Cover the pot and turn the valve to “sealing.” Push manual and adjust the time to 17 minutes.
  2. When the pressure cooker beeps let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then remove the lid.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred and then add the chicken back into juices inside the Instant Pot. Stir and then serve the chicken. You may need to salt and pepper to taste.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for this recipe an 8 quart would also work. If you want to use a 3 quart mini then you’ll need to cut the recipe in half or quarter the recipe.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot