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Mojo Chicken with cilantro and lemon wedges

Instant Pot Mojo Chicken Tacos

This Instant Pot Mojo Chicken recipe is deliciously inspired by the flavors of the Cuban Mojo. Tender, juicy, and bold-flavored chicken. So refreshing, so bright, so full of flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Latina
Keyword chicken, dinner, easy, instant pot, mojo, pressure cooker, recipe, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 236kcal


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 3 lbs – 1.3 kg)

For the Mojo:

  • ¼ cup olive oil (60 ml)
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (160 ml)
  • 2/3 cup orange juice (160 ml)
  • 8 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro + more for garnishing

To serve:

  • 8 - 12 Corn Tortillas
  • ½ cup red onion , finely diced
  • 1 avocado , sliced


  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts in the instant pot.
  • In a small bowl whisk together all mojo ingredients.
  • Pour mojo over the chicken.
  • Secure the lid to the instant pot and set for 20 minutes on “Poultry” mode. 
  • When the time is over, let the pressure release on its own, this will take about 8-10 minutes. NOTE: If you are short on time you can also do a quick release, just carefully open the valve and allow the steam to release. Carefully turn the vent to “Venting,” just to release any extra pressure that might still be in there. Then remove the lid.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks.

Crisp up mojo chicken:

  • Preheat oven broil. Transfer shredded chicken, with all the juices, to a large baking sheet. Broil for 5 – 8 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve immediately in tacos with chopped onion and sliced avocado, or store for later use.


STORE: Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Add chicken to a freezer plastic bag or container. Press bag flat, squeeze out excess air to prevent freezer burn.
  • Seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 236kcal