Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

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This delicious Instant Pot salsa chicken is hot and sizzling and can be the star of every dinner.

Amazing and delicious meal of tender chicken wrapped in rich salsa sauce…soo good. And the best part? This recipe has only 4 ingredients!

If you like this dish, check out my orange chicken recipe. You won’t be disappointed!

What part of the chicken to use?

You can choose chicken breast or boneless and skinless chicken thighs.

Both options taste great and you cannot go wrong. You can even go with chicken drums. In that case, increase cooking time by 3 minutes.

What Salsa to use?

Go with the desired type or brand of salsa. Feel free to use red salsa, green salsa, or even homemade – it does not matter as long as it is yours favorite.

How to serve?

Serve the Salsa Chicken breasts as a main dish, with some basmati rice or brown rice on the side. It will pair amazingly with baked potatoes. If you have any leftovers, you can use them to make chicken quesadillas, or just sprinkle over mashed potatoes and add cheese on top.

This is dish that can be used in many ways. The best thing about it is that it requires only 4 ingredients.

Can I add bell peppers?

Yes you can! You can also check this Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

What Taco seasoning to use?

Any store-bought mix will fit this Instant Pot salsa chicken recipe. You can also make it yourself following the instructions below.

How to Make Taco Seasoning at home?

For homemade taco seasoning, just mix equal parts of paprika, cumin and chili powder.

Then add the desired amount of garlic powder and dried oregano and mix well.

How to make Salsa Chicken

Gather your ingredients:

Season the chicken with taco seasoning, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Place the chicken into the Instant Pot and top with salsa.

Pour in chicken stock.

Lock the lid into place. Select Manual and set to High pressure for 15 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is done, perform Natural pressure release.

Serve warm. You can Serve chicken in a whole piece or shred.

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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breasts, Salsa Chicken, taco seasoning
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, frozen skinless and halved
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
Instructions
  • Place the chicken in the Instant Pot.
  • Sprinkle taco seasoning on it and make sure it covers all sides.
  • Pour chicken broth and salsa on the top.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve.
Nutrition
Calories: 28kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 2g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 476mg Potassium: 236mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 312IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 22mg Iron: 1mg

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken for Dinner

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15 thoughts on “Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

    1. No, the rice would absorb too much of the liquid and might result in a burn message. It is best to serve it on the side.

  1. Fresh or Frozen? The picture shows fresh, the ingredients list says frozen…what is the right time for both ways?

    1. You can use either fresh or frozen. The time listed (15 minutes) is for frozen chicken breasts. If you use fresh, the chicken should be cooked through in just 10 minutes with a natural release.

  2. When using boneless/skinless chicken breasts , is the chicken supposed be put in the instapot frozen or should it be defrosted ? Thanks

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