Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Say hello to the easiest and most versatile recipe ever. Your new super fast weeknight dinner go-to!

Made in under 20 minutes and the ultimate weeknight dinner life savor. This Instant Pot Salsa chicken is perfect for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, taco salads, burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, etc.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

This recipe is so simple and easy to make:

Simply put the chicken breasts into the base of your instant pot, season with spices, and top with salsa. Cook on the meat/poultry function high pressure for 15 minutes. Once cooking has stopped, carefully release the pressure and remove the chicken from the pot to shred. I always shred chicken in my stand mixer because it’s literally the easiest thing ever, but you can also place it on a cutting board and shred using two forks. Drizzle with leftover sauce from the pot, top with fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime and serve!

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken- quick, easy, and versatile shredded chicken recipe.  Perfect for tacos, enchiladas, salads, etc. On the table in 30 minutes or less!

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Yield: 45 1x


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 
  • salt and pepper 
  • 1/4 c chicken broth 
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/4 c salsa


  1. Place chicken breasts into the base of your instant pot and season both sides with spices and top with salsa and chicken broth; make sure chicken breasts are completely covered by the salsa.
  2. Cook on meat/poultry high pressure for 15 minutes. 
  3. When the time is up, carefully release the pressure, and remove the lid.  Transfer chicken breasts to your stand mixer or cutting board.  If using a stand mixer, add paddle attachment and shred on low speed until shredded.  If using a cutting board, shred using two forks.  
  4. Place shredded chicken into a serving bowl and drizzle with leftover sauce from the pot, top with freshly chopped cilantro, and a generous squeeze of lime.
  5. Serve with tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, salads, burrito bowls, etc.  This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.
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