Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

Meat and Poultry Chicken Chicken Breasts

An Instant Pot® makes an easy weeknight meal even easier! Frozen chicken breasts are combined with taco seasoning and salsa for a tasty Mexican-themed meal. You can use the meat for tacos, burrito bowls, or as a topping for baked potatoes. So many possibilities! I used this the first night for chicken quesadillas. The second night I used it as a topping for baked potatoes with shredded cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream.

Servings per recipe: 2
Calories per serving: 300
Preparation time: 5m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 pound frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  • 1   Place chicken breasts in an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Sprinkle all sides with taco seasoning. Pour salsa and chicken broth on top.
  • 2   Place lid on the pot and lock in place. Select the Poultry setting and set the timer for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally after the cooking time has ended, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Shred the cooked chicken.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4.8g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1546mg 62%
Potassium 477mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 13.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 45.9g 92%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 218IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 37mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 22mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 46mg  
Folate 7mcg