Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe

Get ready to transform simple ingredients into a flavorful feast with our Instant Pot Salsa Chicken recipe. This easy-to-follow recipe results in tender chicken drenched in a tangy, spicy salsa that’s sure to impress. The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity and speed – all you need is an Instant Pot and a few ingredients. Whether you serve it over rice, in tortillas, or with a side of your favorite vegetables, this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is a versatile dish that effortlessly infuses a burst of flavor into any meal.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


  1. 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 cup salsa of choice
  3. 1 packet of taco seasoning
  4. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Rub the taco seasoning all over the chicken breasts.
  2. Set your Instant Pot to the “Sauté” setting and add the olive oil.
  3. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and sear each side for about 2 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Add the salsa and chicken broth to the pot.
  5. Close the lid, and set the Instant Pot to “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  6. After the cooking cycle completes, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then perform a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  7. Shred the chicken in the pot with the salsa mixture. Serve hot with your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 265 kcal,
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g,
  • Protein: 40 g,
  • Fat: 7 g,
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g,
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg,
  • Sodium: 620 mg,
  • Fiber: 1.5 g,
  • Sugar: 4 g.