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Make It Now:
Freeze For Later:
Method 1 (Uncooked): To a gallon-sized freeze bag, add salsa, taco seasoning, chicken, beans, and corn. Seal, squeezing out any excess air, and squish it around until well combined. Freeze in a round container that’s about the size of the Instant Pot insert (you can even use the IP pot itself and then remove the bag after it’s frozen). Try not to stack the chicken but lay in one flat layer. Freeze along with a bag of frozen brown rice to make a meal kit, if desired.
Method 2 (Fully Cooked): Fully cook and cool the meal. Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze along with a bag of frozen brown rice to make a meal kit, if desired.
Prepare From Frozen:
Method 1 (Uncooked): Place the frozen meal in the Instant Pot. Turn on the “Saute” function and cook for 5-10 minutes until some liquid is released. Press “Cancel”. Lock and seal the lid and pressure cook for 15-20 minutes. Use a quick release of the pressure. Check to make sure the chicken is done. Then follow Steps 3-5 of the recipe, shredding the chicken and stirring all the ingredients together to serve.
Method 2 (Fully Cooked): To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours and warm on low on the stove or in the microwave. For a quick thaw, use the defrost setting on the microwave. Follow Step 5 for serving instructions.
Sneaky Nutrition Tip: If you’d like to add some (tasteless) extra nutrition, stir in a 1/2 – 1 cup of canned pumpkin, butternut squash puree, chopped spinach, or frozen cauliflower rice.
Gluten-Free Version: Just make sure your taco seasoning is gluten-free if you buy a store packet.