Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Amazing and delicious meal of tender chicken wrapped in rich salsa sauce...soo good.

And the best part? This recipe has only 4 ingredients!

Chicken breasts topped with red salsa on plate

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

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

No more complicated recipes! Only 4 ingredients and you've got the perfect Instant Pot Salsa Chicken. Perfect for beginners.
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breasts, Salsa Chicken, taco seasoning
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb frozen chicken breast skinless and halved
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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.


Calories: 128kcal Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 20g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 58mg Sodium: 860mg Potassium: 430mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 809IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 13mg Iron: 1mg
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