Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
By :Regina Braun
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Votes: 15
Rating: 4.73
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless (about 1 -1 1/2 pounds)
  • sea salt
  • Mexican seasoning chili, taco, or fajita seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa your preference
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4-5 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless (about 1 -1 1/2 pounds)
  • sea salt
  • Mexican seasoning chili, taco, or fajita seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa your preference
Votes: 15
Rating: 4.73
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken breasts by generously sprinkling on sea salt and chili seasoning (or other Mexican spice mix) on both sides.
  2. Place the chicken breasts directly on the bottom of inner pot of the Instant Pot. Spread the salsa over the top of the chicken.
  3. Cook on ‘Manual’ high pressure setting for 10 minutes.
  4. At the end of the cooking time, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Use tongs to transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a bowl and use 2 forks to shred the chicken while adding some of the cooking liquid back in to moisten the chicken. Tip: to shred chicken super quickly, use a hand or stand mixer.
  6. Use the shredded chicken in your favorite casseroles, freeze for later use, or simply add to corn tortillas with some avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for a quick meal. Enjoy!
7 replies
  1. Erikapaola
    Erikapaola says:

    So simple! I love that it was quick and easy. Tastes amazing with rice and a tortilla! Will be making this again!!

  2. LivingVadream
    LivingVadream says:

    This was my first recipe in my new instant pot! So easy and the chicken was delicious. I will be making this again!

  3. Bobbi9396
    Bobbi9396 says:

    This recipe needs more liquid. I followed the recipe and instructions and it said burn once it got to pressure. I cancelled it, flipped the chicken to make sure it was still ok. It was so I added 1/2 cup of water and a bit more salsa. It turned very well.

  4. Gmbryant
    Gmbryant says:

    First recipe in my instant pot and it was very easy. The chicken was a little over done, but otherwise it turned out well and we made tacos with it.

  5. Jopyne
    Jopyne says:

    Great recipe! Super easy to make. I wound up cooking the chicken a few extra minutes and it shredded very easily. The amount of liquid was perfect to keep the chicken moist. Will definitely share this one with my IP friends!!

  6. Sstone512
    Sstone512 says:

    Still a newbie with the IP and mostly doing stews and soups so far which are fantastic. Tried this simple recipe today and absolutely fantastic. I used brined chicken breast and chili powder along with a cup of chicken broth for 30 minutes high pressure like recipe called for. Chicken was so tender literally melts in your mouth.

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