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Salsa Chicken (Instant Pot)

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is great for tacos or bowls. Simple to make and great if you are meal planning.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Natural Release10 minutes
Course: dinner, meal planning
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 155kcal


  • 3 to 4 Chicken Breasts About 2 Pounds
  • 16 oz Salsa From Cold Section of Market or Homemade
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning I used Trader Joes
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Chipolte Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Chopped Onion I used purple onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro Divided
  • 2 Scallions Chopped Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Water or Broth


  • Add 1/2 the salsa to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Place chicken on top of salsa
  • Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning and chipotle powder
  • Place chopped onion on chicken
  • Cover chicken with other half of salsa.
  • Add 1/4 Cup of water
  • Sprinkle half of the Cilantro on top
  • Place Lid on Instant Pot
  • Turn Valve to Seal
  • Pressure Cook on High 10 Minutes
  • When cooking is complete Natural Release 10 Minutes and Release Pressure
  • Add chicken to bowl and shred
  • Return chicken to Instant Pot and Stir to coat with sauce.
  • Serve as tacos or bowls with rice and beans.
  • Garnish with leftover Scallions and Cilantro


Calories: 155kcal