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No-Fail Gluten Free Mojo Chicken Recipe For The Instant Pot

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While we’ve had our Instant Pot for over a year, only recently did we unbox it, making recipes like this gluten-free Mojo Chicken.

Why did you not tell me how amazing this kitchen contraption can be?! Oh, wait. You DID!

Looking at our schedule for the next month, we need easy, quick, gluten-free recipes that the whole family will eat without complaining.

This Mojo Chicken in an Instant Pot fits the bill.

Make Mojo Chicken Burrito Bowls for dinner, and eat Mojo Chicken Tacos later in the week.

How Do You Make Mojo Chicken In An Instant Pot?

This gluten-free Instant Pot Mojo Chicken is both easy and delicious. Perfect for busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.


1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried epazote*

½ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

½ cup chicken broth

⅓ cup orange juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 white onion, cut into big chunks

1 jalapeno, sliced in half

6 garlic cloves, peeled and pressed

Fresh cilantro (for garnish)

Diced avocado (for garnish)

Queso Fresco (for garnish)

Mojo Chicken in the Instant Pot


Pat dry the chicken breast and place it inside a 6-qt Instant Pot.

Stir together the salt, oregano, epazote, pepper, cumin, and smoked paprika and sprinkle generously over the chicken.

Slowly add the chicken broth, orange juice, lime, and lemon juices to the bottom of the instant pot, then nestle the onion, jalapeno, and garlic cloves around the chicken.

Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to MANUAL for 20 minutes, then allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before venting and opening.

Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and shred it in a large bowl. Serve with corn tortillas or rice and beans, topped with cilantro, queso fresco, and avocado. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Passive Time: 20 mins (sealing and venting)

Total Time: 50 mins

Serves: 6

*if unable to source epazote, substitute 2 whole bay leaves

After you make it, come back and let me know how much you love it!

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Friday 23rd of August 2019

This looks so yummy! You should check out this recipe :Thai Style Coconut Chicken