Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken and Pineapple Tacos

Rated 4.5 based on 9 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken and Pineapple Tacos
Pressure Cooker Pulled Chicken and Pineapple Tacos


  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • tortillas
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • chopped fresh cilantro


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  1. Strain canned pineapple; reserve juice and set aside. Place chicken, pineapple juice (about ¾ cup), diced tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and salt in an electric pressure cooker and stir to combine. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Use poultry setting or manually select 15 minutes on high pressure. When done, allow to naturally release for 5 minutes; turn to vent for quick release.
  2. Use two forks to shred chicken. Return to liquid along with pineapple chunks. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped cilantro to make tacos.
Mealthy tip:

You can alternatively serve the shredded chicken with pineapple in quesadillas, on top of baked sweet potatoes, or as sliders with bread rolls. The possibilities are endless with this quick and easy kid-friendly meal!


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Katie Hason says:

I used the shredded chicken with pineapple to make quesadillas and it was incredible. I love how this recipe uses cumin to give it that distinct Southwestern flavor. The flavors in this dish are bold and zesty, but without having to spend hours marinating the chicken beforehand.

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Greg Jones says:

This is a really good recipe! Straight forward and minimal ingredients. I love cumin on almost everything so I added a little more than the recipe called for. I wonder if the chicken can be substituted for pork? Definitely adding this to my weekly rotation.

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Ashley Melchiore says:

I used this on top of baked potatoes for a healthier option and only did a little of the shredded cheese. Great flavor with the pineapple, will make again for sure!

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Anna Underwood says:

My 2 year old is picky with meat and she LOVED this! So easy to make and just a few ingredients!

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Erin Hudson says:

I love all things tacos so absolutely drooled over this recipe. i added some diced onions and jalapeños with the pineapple before returning it to the liquid to make a pineapple salsa.

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Angela Froning says:

Tried this twice and it just didn’t come out right. Chicken is way too wet and soggy. Way too much liquid and instantly ruins any taco shell or chips. Not sure if maybe not using the pineapple juice would improve it. I tried tidbit pineapple the second time, it was better than the chunks which were just too large. I felt like I was making something different than the other reviewers almost.

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Mike Nagle says:

This one is a keeper! I did change it up a bit for my dietary restrictions, skipped the salt and used some Mrs Dash Tequila Lime seasoning. We had it on lettuce wraps, in omelets, but it was absolutely amazing over baked sweet potatoes. My wife usually isn't a big fan of baked sweet potatoes, but she ate the potato, skins and all, with the pineapple salsa chicken.

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Katie Greene says:

This was my first actual recipe to make in my MultiPot and it did not disappoint! Super easy to make, and there are plenty of leftovers for me to use throughout the week.

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Melinda Westad says:

This came out pretty good, but I didn’t have any cumin so I just used salt and onion powder. It came out really watery, maybe I used too much pineapple juice. I think it would be better to make it early then let it slow cook for a few hours to absorb flavor.