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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe

This salsa chicken is perfect for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads and more! With the Instant Pot, you can make this yummy, tender, and juicy chicken recipe in about 45 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Natalie


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt I used Trader Joe's chili lime blend
  • 1 cup salsa fresh or jarred (if using fresh, make sure to blended a bit)
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Add the chicken back to the Instant Pot. Season with seasoning blend. Pour salsa and lime juice over top.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and pressure cook on the MANUAL setting for 22 minutes.
  • After the chicken has fully cooked, carefully turn the steam release vent (I always do this with a long oven mitt on) and let the pressure come down manually. Once the valve pops, remove the lid and shred the chicken in the pot with two forks.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg