Instant Pot Chicken Bulgogi Tacos

Adapted from Half Baked Harvest


  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 3/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 TBSP Gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated or 1 TBSP ginger paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/3 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8-10 corn or flour tortillas warmed
  • 1 small mango, diced
  • kimchi, shredded lettuce, sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta, or queso, for serving

Tomatillo Sesame Salsa Ingredients:

  • 6 tomatillos, skins removed 
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 TBSP Gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds


  1. In the bowl of your instant pot, combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, and garlic. Cover and cook on high pressure/manual for 8 minutes. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function and release the steam. Shred with two forks and stir in the cilantro. 
  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. On the prepared baking sheet, arrange the tomatillos and green onions. Transfer to the oven and broil 3-5 minutes, until the tomatillos are lightly charred.
  4. To a blender, add the roasted tomatillos, green onions, Gochujang, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until smooth. Stir in the sesame seeds.
  5. Stuff the kimchi, lettuce, and chicken into the warmed tortillas, and top with the salsa, mango, cucumbers, and cheese. Enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. In a medium size pot, combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, and garlic. Set over medium heat, partially cover and cook 20-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. If the sauce is thickening too quickly, add 1/3 cup water. Once the chicken is done cooking, shred with two forks and stir in the cilantro.
  2. Follow the directions as directed above for steps 2-5.

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