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Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos With Jalapeno Ranch Slaw

Most of my family and friends ask me what is the best instant pot dinner recipe, I tell them it is the delicious Hawaiian chicken tacos with juicy pineapple rolled up with creamy jalapeno and ranch slaw hands down one of the best dinner recipes.

These tacos are light, tasty, and just smooth. It always makes me happy. If you are short on time or need to go out worry not, just throw these simple pantry ingredients together and switch on the Instant Pot and come back after 30 minutes with the delicious dinner ready. It is as simple as that.

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos

These Hawaiian Tacos are truly hands down the best. Juicy pineapple and spiced chicken crisped under the broiler, tucked into tortillas, and rolled up with creamy jalapeño ranch slaw leaves a long lasting flavor in your mouth..
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 6 people
Calories 361 kcal


Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

  • 1.25 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño minced (remove ribs and seeds for less heat)
  • half of a red onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup water

Jalapeño Ranch

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 jalapeño remove ribs and seeds for less heat
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or about 1/4 cup fresh
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives or sub 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • Cabbage for the slaw
  • Tortillas
  • Any extra toppings you like


  • Preheat the oven to 475 degree
  • Place the chicken and other ingredients in the instant pot. Cook the ingredients on high pressure for approximately 10 minutes, ( 20 minutes if you are taking the chicken from the freezer). Release the pressure and shred the chicken directly inside the instant pot.
  • Remove the shredded chicken and place it on a baking sheet lined with foil. Now, broil it for 10-15 minutes until it turns brown.
  • Pulse jalapeño ranch ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Combine dressing with shredded cabbage to make a slaw.
  • It is time to serve the chicken in warm tortillas with slaw and add an extra sprinkle of jalapeno ranch, avocado slices, sliced pineapple, cilantro, red onion.